Help, What Is This Thing?
Imagine opening a gift on Christmas, looking at it, and not knowing what it even is. Well, that’s exactly what happened to me this year after opening a present from my dad, and it was awkward.
I’m hoping someone can tell me what this is because my fiancé, Ross, and I have no clue.
After a few negative COVID-19 test results and a couple of days of quarantining, I was able to plan a wonderful Christmas where I could see my parents safely, but for the sake of this weird gift, let’s focus on my dad.
Typically, I love giving gifts. I love watching a person’s face as they realize what the gift is and are seemingly shocked that I remembered what they actually wanted. So I did my best to not give a weird look when I opened this up from good ol' Dad.
This odd piece of cloth came with an oven mitt and potholders, and after holding it up in wonder, I had to ask him what it was.
Here’s the funny part: he didn’t know either.
“Your REAL gift hasn’t arrived yet,” he explained, “So I figured I would give you something for your kitchen.” A kind gesture, absolutely, but what is this “something”? How do I use it? What do I use it for? It currently resides in the drawer that’s jam-packed with dish towels and burned potholders.
My “real” gift has since arrived and it was an extremely thoughtful one, but I can’t stop thinking about this strangely-shaped cloth.
Do you know what this is called?