no matter how long i live here i always seem to slip into a sense of complacency. I become careless and forget that all important rule -- check the towel before you dry yourself.
it is for this reason, that almost every towel in my house is white, you can see at a glance if the little red bastards with a black section at the back have reappeared as they seem to do without fail at this time of the year. Every towel but one, and it is brown.
well today after a quick shower before i set off to pick up my daughter from school i grabbed the brown towel and and proceeded to dry myself vigourosly, beginning as i always do with my junk, giving my butt a good dry and moving on to the rest of my body.
Seconds later, the burning, searing pain begins as welts start to raise themselves all over by body, not the least of which are below the belt and all over my bits.
The first one appears at my throat and i realize what i have done, i grab the towel, and sure enough, it is alive with the vicious beasts.
i really cannot explain in words the discomfort that ensued and lingered for the better part of an hour.