Terry Traveler here to say “Don’t Panic!”
Unless you’ve lost your towel or it’s June 18th, otherwise known as International Panic Day.
If it IS June 18th, feel free to throw your hands in the air like you care all too much.
March around town with a sandwich board sign. Sing most of the lyrics to that song about the end of the world.
Then wake up June 19th and celebrate World Sauntering Day – after that much panic, you’ve earned it.
But if you have lost your towel fellow traveler, a hearty promenade won’t cut it. For where will you go without your trusty towel? The interstellar constructs of space and time simply weren’t meant to be traversed sans terry cloth!
How will you hide from the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal? As previously stated, don’t panic! The acquisition of a new towel is not a complicated process, thanks to the best-selling novella, “Selecting Your Towel: Is Microfiber Right For You?”
In chapter 17 the author highlights the many locations across the galaxy that sell finely crafted towels, but of course you can’t get there without one. And Chapter 42, sub-paragraph B outlines the many charitable organizations willing to share their towels with those in need.
But for a traveler trapped on Earth, the book’s best advice is this: “have you looked under your bed yet?” *Proven 92% effective on M-Class planets.
Armed once again with the most massively useful tool in the galaxy, you are ready to face whatever panic inducing events are to come.
And remember: “any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.”
(With the utmost respect and credit to the works of Douglas Adams.)