There are a lot of important things happening in the world today, but over on Twitter, people are putting aside politics and current events to talk about something surprising: towels. It all started with user @Advil, who asked followers “What is the correct number of towels to own?”
His tweetexplains that he was having a debate with his girlfriend about what the appropriate amount of towels a household of two should have and from there it turned into a massive Twitter debate, because apparently everyone’s got an opinion and they take them very seriously.
Some people think there should be lots of towels, with one user tweetinga couple should own at least 10 bath sheets, 10 bath towels, 10 hand towels, 20 washcloths. That lead to a whole thing because it turns out some people don’t know what a bath sheet is - it’s just a giant towel. Other folks point out that you need to have old or gross towels if you have a dog and some users just threw out random numbers, like 42.
Another user brought up a good point,tweeting, “like it’s a choice instead of just a number you arbitrarily end up with after years of moves, hand-me-downs, and stealing from hotels.”
Someone even joked about it being a class issue,posting, “1% of the world's population owns 90% of the world's towels, and the middle towel class is being squeezed out.” But one guy nailed it with his tweet: “The correct answer is what your GF wants.”