Today I wrote a grocery shopping list on a paper towel. Then I forgot and used the paper towel to sop up some spilled water. Then I threw it out. Then I remembered. Then I took it out of the garbage and rewrote the list on an actual piece of paper. Then I left the wet, crumpled paper towel on the counter. Then I went shopping. Then I came home and started to prepare dinner. Then I turned on the stove. Then the ceiling fan blew the paper towel into the flames. Then I smelled something burning. Then I grabbed some tongs and dropped the paper towel into the sink. Then I doused it with water. Then I turned on the garbage disposal and pushed it down the drain.
It wasn’t a good day to be a paper towel.