Monday, December 20, 2010

Done with the Dishwasher

Unloading the dishwasher is my least favorite chore ever. That is saying a lot since I have a little box to scoop three times a day. As a kid, my sister and I would split the duty of unloading dishes. Do you want to do the top or the bottom? I think I would most often pick top (when it was my turn to choose) because I didn't like putting away the silverware piece by piece. That made it feel like 25 extra things to put away because...well, technically it was 25 extra things to put away. I'm more of a "rinse, wash, dry, put away" (RWDPA) person. Rinsing and sticking in the dishwasher and unloading at a later date just seems like a waste of time and energy. Why have to put away 5 plates, 7 bowls, 10 cups and 25 pieces of silveware at once when you can easily rinse, wash, dry and put away the ONE plate, ONE cup, ONE fork and maybe a knife instantly after using them? In my head, I equate a dishwasher to a credit card. You think you are getting the easy way out by loading it up (or buying something) and forgetting about it without doing any work (handing over cash/debit card) but the next day or week or whenever you get around to unloading, you have to do it all at once (or pay the bill which at this point might be astronomical). This is why on Saturday night I declared myself DONE WITH THE DISHWASHER. I don't want to stick everything in there and unload it all at a later date. I tried setting up a system where my husband and I would switch off each time but because he is working damn near 90 hours a week, it falls back on me. I told him Sunday that if he wants to put stuff in there, that is fine but I refuse to unload what I don't load. From now on, I'm following the RWDPA method. Do you love your dishwasher? Or is it your least favorite chore? Do you find yourself waiting days to unload it because it is such a tedious task or do you find something relaxing about the clanking of glass?

1 comment:

Anna Andersen said...

I don't mind the dishes, but hate folding laundry. Thank goodness that my husband does all the laundry!

Oh, and you scoop your cat box 3X per day? Holy crap, I feel like an awful cat owner!