No this isn't where I went to school!
It's how I make sure I always have fresh fruits and vegetables ready to use when I need them.
When I return from the store with fresh produce, I immediately draw a dishpan of lukewarm water with a tiny bit of dish soap in it. I trim off stems or brown spots, then I wash and rinse the produce, then dry in the drainer.
Then I wrap the items in a clean tea towel, place in a zipper bag and pop in the fridge.
They stay fresh for over a week!
I learned this way of handling produce from my mom, who also put dampened clothes in the fridge in a bag to prepare them for ironing. It works well, but who irons anymore?