I always have 2 towels hanging from my stove, 1 for hands 1 for dishes!

I don't know why I've always done this, I suppose I learned it from my Mother and I've been able to teach my Husband after many years of marriage. I always have 2 towels hanging from my stove, one is always for drying hands it's usually the decorative colorful towel. The 2nd towel is for drying dishes only, it's usually just the plain old white flour sack towels (if you can still find them). You are constantly drying your hands on a towel in the kitchen and I'm sure it's loaded with germs and bacteria even though you are probably washing your hands with soap, so if you have a separate drying towel you aren't wiping all that stuff onto your clean dishes.