Towels hung at certain times of the year in the bathroom by the wife, mother, or female of the house to confuse the hell out of the Husband, son, or males in the house. These towels are meant for show only and are not to be used at all by anyone living in the home or guests that may come over. If they are used, the wife, mother, or females of the house will flip out on the husband, son, or male of the house that used the towel.
Female: "Ok who just used the Christmas towels in the bathroom?
Male: "I did. Why?"
Female: "NO YOUR NOT SUPPOSED TO USE THOSE TOWELS ! USE YOUR HEAD! USE THE OTHER TOWELS YOU MORON!
Male: *Gives a very confused look and asks*
What the hell? Why not?
All females in the house respond: BECAUSE THEY ARE "SHOW TOWELS" YOU IDIOT!
Towels hung strictly for show or decoration, meant to enhance the beauty and appearance of the bathroom. No one, not even the residents of the home, are allowed to use them. Guests are also not allowed to use them as they are strictly decorative in nature. Other less decorative towels should always be provided for functional use by residents or guests in a show towel home. Show towels often feature appliques (such as satin seashells or butterflies), elaborate lace trim, scalloped edging and, at the very least, should color-coordinate with the scheme of the bathroom. Show Towels are the cause of much debate in online communities.
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