Wiping Hands on Your Jeans (Pet Please #158)

My 12-year-old cat, Biddy, has been in the pet hospital for over 3 days. Today I was allowed to visit him, which was really nice. He lay down on the tablet as I scratched his head, encouraged him to get his bladder working again, and filled him in on what he was missing.

Needless to say, it was bittersweet to leave him behind (though hopefully not for much longer). Right next door to the clinic was a QT, and I’ve learned recently that QT (QuikTrip) is kind of magical, so I decided to stop there for a treat.

I ended up selecting a frozen Snickers bar, an excellent choice for a hot day. However, it was also a melty choice, and soon my fingers were sticky. I didn’t want to lick them, as I had Biddy slobber all over them.

So I did what any true American would do: I wiped my hands on my jeans.

I realized immediately afterwards just how amazing the act of using jeans this way is. Because whatever was on your hands just kind of disappears into the jeans. And jeans are just rough enough that your hands actually feel cleaner afterwards.

How many other garments can you say this about? You can’t just wipe hands on your shirt. Nor is your skin a great canvas for chocolate. But jeans? Jeans are napkins disguised as pants. They’re even better than napkins, because they’re just as usable post-wipe as pre-wipe.

In fact, the same goes for when you wash your hands in a restroom, only to find there’s no towel. Jeans soak that water right up without displaying to the world that you just wiped your hands on them.

Well done, jeans. You’re the best.

5 thoughts on “Wiping Hands on Your Jeans (Pet Please #158)”

  1. I am forever drying my hands on my clothes, and when I paint, any fabric on my body is fair game 😉

    But seriously, I hope Biddy is ok, and you too, this has to be hard.

  2. My father-in-law is addicted to QT. He literally goes there three times a day. Also when our family drives passed them he has encouraged us to say “Hi QT!” So yes, they are magical. Just like jeans. Also, my family is praying your cat gets well soon.

  3. I didn’t realize Biddy was ill! I wish him a swift recovery! (Hopefully he’s A-OK as of your reading of this note.)

    I do love a good jean, although I’ll admit that I don’t wipe anything other than water on them…perhaps I’m in the minority? What people are willing to wipe on jeans would be an interesting follow-up poll!


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