Sunday, April 18, 2010

I Hate Dishes

First off, I strongly, strongly, strongly dislike doing the dishes. There really isn't a lot of work involved because we use a dishwasher, but I still despise the house chore of cleaning dishes. As most of you know, Mr. Man is currently deployed. I have no human; therefore, with all this said, the duty of getting the dishes done is on the one and only person currently in this household... ME! 

Yesterday, Mr. Man was able to call me. We were both in an extremely good mood, so we chatted away and made each other laugh. Then I realized there was something I just needed to get out of my system. I knew Mr. Man would be the only one to understand what I was about to say, so I blurted it out. 

Me: "Do you know what I really hate?"
Mr. Man: "What do you hate?" (I think he thought I was going to say deployments, 15 minute phone calls once a week, liars, or fake people...)
Me: "Dishes! I hate doing the dishes!"
Mr. Man: *Laughs*
Me: "Not funny, not at all!... You know what?... When you get home, the dishes are going to be your chore. No questions asked."
Mr. Man: "Since when is this a new thing?"
Me: "Well, you do not have to wash a single dish over there, and I have to wash every single dish here. Therefore, it's your job when you are home."
Mr. Man: *Still Laughing* "Actually, I do have a dish I have to wash everyday, my shaker cup."
Me: "Ugh! That doesn't count.."
Mr. Man: *Still Laughing*

He knows that I hate to do the dishes and have always hated it, so he enjoys picking on me about it. I was also laughing at myself throughout this conversation because I know I sounded absolutely ridiculous, but I needed to get it out there.

Why do I so strongly dislike doing the dishes?
It is actually pretty plain, simple, and legitimate. The work of it really isn't that bad since we use a dishwasher (like I mentioned before). I truly do not mind doing the household duties, but the dang dishwasher (in general) drives me nuts. I normally rinse the dishes, load the dishwasher, and start it each night after it gets full (or close to full). I, majority of the time, do not go to unload it until the following evening once I need to clean up the kitchen. At this point, all breaks loose (an my sanity goes out the window!). 99.9% of the time, I realize that the dishes did not wash at this point. So what happens? I start it again, leave the dishes to be finished either right before I head upstairs for bed or for the following morning, which means dirty dishes overnight (which drives me insane), sometimes multiple nights because our dang dishwasher just stinks! Literally. 

Great Britain,
Can you please oh so very kindly find proper dishwashers that work like a charm? 


  1. When I lived at home (with the parents) I loved our pre-wash system... aka: the family's two 100lb black labs, haha.

  2. I hate washing bottles....bottles are my "dish" that I HATE to wash!!!! Everytime I make a bottle, I just know that I'm going to have to wash it. You would think that I would learn my lesson and wash them as I go along...but NO....when the baby is crying, ready to suck a bottle down...I'm standing there having to wash them. I CAN'T STAND THEM!!!!!

    Happy DISH-washing Day!!!!

  3. I hate dishes as well, but I hate the smell of dirty dishes and getting my hands in the smelly water :) so I can load the dishwasher but Dishes are mainly my Airman's job when he is home that is :D

  4. Ha ha I hate washing dishes too!

    ♥ Mrs. S.


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