Monday, February 23, 2009

Pet Peeve #247


Okay, I find myself the only woman in a house of various ages of the male variety.

Am I the only one that has figured out that if you don't rinse off MOST of the crap that is on the dishes BEFORE you put them in, that the crap will just fly around inside there and dry into cement on the most hard to scrape off spot that can be found?

I mean..come on! We don't have the ultra deluxe souped up fantabulous dishwasher with 8 million spray jets and a garbage disposal built in and little elves that pop in and make sure every dish is sparkling clean when the cycle is finished.

Sometimes they do the dishes, sometimes they even put them up. 99.5% of the time that those two things occur, it is followed with me taking down dish after dish after glass after glass with dried on stuck on whoknowswhat on it.

I am so tempted to work an extra shift a week and hire a housekeeper! It totally defeats the point of having the 'whole family' help keep up with chores around the house, but it sure would do wonders for my blood pressure!

11 comments:

hermomsometimes said...

When you find dirty dishes that have been put away. You take the person or persons that did the dishes and make them scrub them clean. You must stand there and watch and inspect each dish. Once they have done that a few times. They will start rinsing the dishes before they put them in the dishwasher.

Marido1125 said...

If they will just hand wash them as they use them it's just as fast as the dishwasher with no dried on crap to scrape off.

Keeper Of All Things said...

My kids put the dishes in the dish washer and then put them away...WITHOUT running it!!!!

Mama Wheaton said...

Same porblem going on at this home too. It is so embarassing when company comes over and you are taking dirty dishes out of the cupboard.

The Girl You Don't Bring Home to Momma said...

Oh Holy Hell that drives me crazy. I don't know how many times I have to say, we don't have a garbage disposal inside of the dishwasher

numberonesistah said...

hermom: Umm..that would require more WORK on my part. Ranting, raving and foaming at the mouth will eventually work.

Marido: hand wash? have you MET my family?

Keeper: I suspect that very thing has happened as well.

Mama: yep..and then you don't have enough clean glasses for everyone!

Girl I won't bring home: I think I have to say it about 6 hundred million trillion gazillion times. I'm almost there.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Interesting - with the water shortage here the Govt is advertising for people to scrape their plates, not rinse them; to save water.

numberonesistah said...

J.Cosmo: See, that's why we don't have a water shortage. No rinsing at my house!

Mental P Mama said...

Testosterone--makes 'em stupid.

Rick said...

Hey Number One! The doodle looks good here. You mean you're suppose to rise first?

numberonesistah said...

Mental P: I've always suspected that.

Rick: see what I mean? just couldn't take that extra step and put an "n" in your rinse couldja?