Kleenex Message in a Bottle Nearly Trashed
That’s right: I found a Kleenex message in a bottle. And I almost threw it away…
In addition to messages, I find lots of bizarre stuff in washed-up bottles. Toothbrushes? Check. A zillion cigarette butts? Check. Human hair? Check. So when I find something that looks like a napkin in a bottle, it’s not all that shocking. I usually open it up just to make sure it’s not a message in a bottle. When it turns out to be trash, I cart it off and recycle it.
But there was something about this one bottle I found a while back. As you can see, the paper inside looks a little unusual. It is not the normal rolled-up scroll of printer paper or stationery. In fact, it just looks like a napkin or paper towel or Kleenex tissue.
And yet… It’s not exactly wadded up, is it?
I brought the bottle home but didn’t get around to opening it until just recently. I had other messages to deal with, and this one was probably just trash, I figured.
Well, I was wrong.
When I pulled the message out, it was clearly a Kleenex, but incredibly, there was writing visible on it!
Can you see it? Look closer:
Kleenex Message in a Bottle Too Faded to Read in Full
It’s not just you — that writing is incredibly hard to see. I can only make out the beginning of the word “Hello” and then, way below that, “Cleveland, Ohio” along with a date. But I am withholding the date here…
The only way I can hope to solve this message in a bottle is for me to hide the date and hope that someone in Cleveland sees this post, recognizes their message / handwriting, and can confirm the date on the Kleenex without me telling them. I don’t know about you, but this seems extremely unlikely. And yet–here we are. I can’t give up the hope of connecting with this person. Who could it be?!
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