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Tea with AK71: A very old handkerchief.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

In LP's cbox, a conversation took place on whether we should use handkerchiefs or tissue paper. Some went on to say that guys who use handkerchiefs are romantic. I have been using handkerchiefs forever! No one has ever said I was romantic. In fact, some people think that I am a dinosaur.

This is my favourite handkerchief, one that my mom bought for me when I was in secondary school. So, it must be at least 24 years old by now. Actually, I suspect it is a couple of years older.



I have decided to stop using it after its last wash because it has started tearing. Quite threadbare by now. How many packets of tissue paper have I saved because I was using this handkerchief for more than two decades? Just a rhetorical question. I don't have the answer. ;)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hankie is meant for sweat and tears that''s why it is closer to heart. Fr. Piggy

mark said...

Im a hankie person. Perhaps u have noticed.
The question of hygiene. To be frank, I juz dont like the feel of tissue on me. Plain and simple.

Maybe it isnt hankie users are romantic. But tissue users are 'use and throw' kind? LOL. Anyway it is all in jess. There is no corelation whatsoever. My opinion anyway.

AK71 said...

Hi Piggy,

Now that you put it that way, it does sound very romantic! Haha.. Thanks for leaving a comment in my blog. :)

AK71 said...

Hi Mark,

That is another way of looking at it. Yup, I am not a 'use and throw' kind of person usually. ;)

bummy said...

I never used a hankie all my life, that’s why I unromantic. Lol

Cannot remember what I used as a kid in the days before pocket tissue, probably my shirt sleeve !

AK71 said...

Hi bummy,

You have just strengthened piggy's hypothesis. Hahaha... ;-p

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