Yeah, it’s a problem. It’s a problem for most of us. That’s right, washing the dishes. We don’t have a dishwasher so everything has to be done by hand. I can normally knock out the dishes in about 15-20 minutes. (when I say wash the dishes I mean the dishes and everything involved, counters, stove, pots, pans etc…) Why should I have to?
Why, after making dinner (breakfast and lunch) should I have cleanup duty? I HATE doing dishes. What’s the reason I do it so fast? Because I HATE it. Why would I spend ANY extra time doing something I hate? The faster I do it, the faster I can walk away from it. You know, “work smarter not harder”. I can’t seem to get my people to grasp this concept. I’ve shown these people how to handle after dinner dishes at least 500 times!!! Alas, every time they do it, they do it wrong, not complete, counters dirty, stove dirty, pots and pans off to the side, sink filled with soapy water and full of dishes.
Question: What the hell is going on here?!? Answer: God!! Don’t get so mad I’m not done yet, I couldn’t fit all the dishes in the drainer, I’m going to finish when the first ones dry. I’m soaking these so it will be easier to wash. The pots and pans are last, I’ll do them when everything else is dry. I can’t wash the counters till I’m done.
Meanwhile there are 4 plates, 2 bowls and a spatula in the dish drainer. So I explain, again, put the dishes on the counter in the order you are going to wash them. This order must coincide with the order you will place them in the dish drainer so that EVERYTHING will fit in it, in one shot. Do not fill the sink with water, to “soak” things. Now you’re going to wash the other dishes in that water? No.
Normally at least an hour will go by that one of the small people will tell me dishes are done and to come look. Ok. Why does it look like you poured water all over the counters? “I wiped the counters down.” With what, a hose? “Look, we can’t all be perfect like you mom!” What in the ever-loving hell are you talking about??? They’re f#&king dishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST WASH THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What do you think?