I got a really aggressive email last week from a reader telling me to go eff myself because I never wrote a follow-up post about The Great Towel Exchange with Alex. While it's genuinely exciting to know that there's a human being out there who appreciates Towel and his journey and isn't me, come on guy—get a Twitter account. I can't drop everything and write a blog post every time I'm reunited with a towel. Except I totally can!
As far as epic reunions go, this one was up there. It was a lot like that scene in The Color Purple when Whoopi Goldberg is reunited with her sister and long-lost children. Except with white people. And towels. And in a Target and not rural Georgia. And we were only separated for about a week. So, exactly like that scene in The Color Purple.
Take my hand, reader. Let's go on an emotional journey.
Here we are in the towel section in Target.
Meg: Alex, do you feel like a kid in a candy store?!
Alex: No. I feel like an adult in a towel store. [walks away]
HA HA, ohhh someone was feeling cranky that day! It was also at this point that I ran into a friend-of-a-friend who I hadn't seen in over two years. She was there because she's obviously doing wonderfully at her job and just bought a condo in Glover Park and was setting up house. She asked what I was up to these days and I was all, "Oh. Nothing. Buyin' towels. Settling scores. The usual." Our books did come up, but then she asked if they were paying the bills and I had to be like, "No. Not really. Or at all. I need a job. I probably shouldn't be buying towels. Ha ha. WELL, IT WAS REALLY GOOD TO SEE YOU!" Just once I'd like to run into someone from my past and be like, riding a shark and 30 pounds lighter and wearing a cape made of 100-dollar bills and the phone numbers of the many people who want to have sex with me. Not buying towels on a Friday night in stretch pants.
But I digress.
Alex found a towel that was to his liking.
I picked up a new shower liner because I'm an infamously frivolous spender.
Then I went next door and stickered the somewhat uncomfortably racist "Singing Rabbi" in Bed Bath and Beyond.
Finally, we took the party to IHOP to make the official trade.
THERE IT IS. THE DEED IS DONE. IN GIF FORM.
Welcome home, baby. Welcome home.