On my very first morning in Waikiki we decide to make a run for Eggs N Things [yelp.com], a popular breakfast spot right near the beach in the heart of tourist country. This place wasn’t on my list [averagetraveller.com] but in this case proximity won out. The line-up looked to be over an hour long already at 8am so we opted for take-out. On the way back to the hotel I managed to splash coffee down the front of the white shirt I was wearing. Of course.
Back at the hotel I give my shirt a shampoo bath in the sink but I can only wring out so much water. Since we’re changing hotels tomorrow I’d really like to get it as dry as possible so I reach back into the deep recesses of my poor memory and remember a trick. Of course, I wouldn’t recommend this with a nice dress shirt unless you’re desperate.
After wringing out my shirt as much as I can, I then roll it up in a dry towel. I stepped on one end of the towel tube and then twisted the other end as much as I could. Once I unrolled the shirt the towel felt like it had done its job and absorbed about half of the water.
A quick hang on the shower door and I hope to have a nice dry shirt my dinner time! I could probably speed this up just by ironing it, but I’m in Hawaii and ironing is a little too much like a work trip!