We bought some bath towels a while ago. They look nice, I suppose, with their fancy raised pattern, but when you consider their essential purpose as towels . . . well, they suck. Actually, now that I think of it, they don’t suck, and that’s the problem. These towels have no apparent absorbency, and just kind of smear the water around. We hoped that, with a few washings, the biers might loosen up somehow and they might actually function properly, but our hopes have been dashed. These towels are a lost cause.
This is irksome. Of course, you can’t test towels for absorbency when you buy them, but it’s only fair for a consumer to assume that a product that is supposed to sop up water will, in fact, have a reasonable amount of absorbency. After all, that’s the whole point of a towel. And how would you check out a towel, anyway? It’s not like you can give it a test run to see whether it does the trick when you step out of the shower.
A towel with crappy absorbency is like a raincoat that isn’t water-resistant. And you don’t get to test raincoats before you buy them, either. But be assured of one thing: we will never again buy a towel made by this manufacturer.