A one-day offer: Confess
Listen up, all you towel thieves, it’s time to fess up. Denver area recreation officials are tired of all their towels going missing and they are giving the guilty parties one last chance to come clean, according to The Denver Post.
Officials with the South Suburban Park and Recreation District say the issue is serious. How serious? We’re talking 60 towels a week — 3,120 towels a year — that disappear from four recreation centers in the district that provide free towels.
Failing to return the occasional towel after your workout is one thing. But 3,000 towels is an entirely different kind of linen bill, costing the South Suburban district about $20,000 a year to replace them.
“The problem is growing and growing,” a district spokeswoman told the Post. “For the most part, we think people taking them is an honest mistake, but we can’t absorb the costs anymore. No pun intended.”
So, to turn things around, the district has instituted a towel amnesty program. Towel Round-Up Day is Oct. 17.
That’s the day when absconded towels can be returned without penalty. In fact, you even get a prize in exchange for each returned towel. And district officials promise — no questions asked.