I have always been a little guy (5’8”) max, but I tried to be fit. I have been able to hold my own physically. I never enjoyed it but I have bathed in cold water, even took a few cold showers. Went a couple days without eating, and walked (and marched) many miles. I have went a few days without a bath and could still eat with my fingers when necessary.
Shucks I have fried eggs on flat rocks over a fire, roasted a few squirrels and rabbits. To prove I was tough as a kid I cooked some grass and seasoned it with fat back, thinking greens would be greens (not so, don’t try it). I did eat some to prove I was tough.
Still I was a skinny runt who thought he was tough. I coulda took a bath with lye soap and dried off with a toe sack (is that still a good word?).
In the military I never paid more than $.50 or a $1 for a towel, it was only a tool to use to dry off after a shower.
Sherry and I share the chores around the motor home. I do the manly stuff like Hooking up the sewer lines (ha!). She knows how to operate the little washer/dryer combo, and keeps the clothes washed and folded. If I wash clothes that have towels wash rags etc. I fold and stack them in place (on top). MY GIRL PUTS THE LATEST WASHED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE STACK, so they will all get used. She also buys the towels and wash rags now.
AS I said I am a real macho guy(ha), BUT, but a few days ago I got out of the shower reached for my old blue towel and found a white one. Not good for me, there are times I miss my neck or the back of my arms washing. So I pulled it down and carefully dried off. Something was different. This was a SOFT THICK towel, I hated to admit it, but this sissy towel sure felt good. But I ain’t telling Sherry. I am gonna try to act like I want my old thin DARK blue towel back, but I am hoping she insists that it is time an old man washed better and enjoyed a soft towel
All Y’all probably got soft towels already. But I cannot admit I am that sissy (well maybe you can be sissy at 76)
Surfs up, requires toweling off.