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Don't You Just Hate Washing Dishes

Updated on September 29, 2015
Dirty Dishes
Dirty Dishes

Burned hands, wet trousers and shirts, piles of crockery and kitchenware needing washed. Why is it, when you wash the dishes by hand, you always end up with a little bit of water on the floor and slip? finding out you've covered your trousers in water and it looks like you have just wet yourself. People are watching and laughing, its awful! It's the same when you use any sink, you manage to get water on yourself, don't you? The worst part, your partner may have decided to cook you a meal, to give you a rest. What happens? You offer to wash the dishes because they had made the meal and you feel like you should contribute in some way. Walking into the kitchen and BANG, like a bullet it hits you! What a bleeding mess your partner has made of the surfaces! But, the worst is yet to come. Getting closer to the sink you notice the peak of a mountain of pans in the sink. That's when you being to think "Hmmmm, we only had one course, so, how come there are 6 pans in the sink?".


Once at the sink, you wade through the pans and discover the dirty dish jungle buried underneath. To add insult to injury, you have to take everything out of the sink to put the water and the soap in. Where you are going to put everything is anybodies guess. During washing the dirty plates and pans, you always find a one that needs a wee bit of elbow grease. Somehow, you manage to cover yourself with the mess that was on the plate and you get soaked in the process. Maybe,"Damn you!" are the first words to come to mind, or words to that effect.Honestly, don't you just wish there had been some warning beforehand? Something, anything, a sentence, a wink or a nudge would not have gone a miss! Some try to avoid capture by saying "I'm going to the pub,", or, "we will do them tomorrow,". This just so you don't see the mess they have left you. So that you will get a lovely surprise later on. Typical!!

Not Amused
Not Amused

After you have finished doing all the dishes and cleaning their mess, what happens? You guessed it "Could you make me a cup of tea, or, fetch me a beer honey?" they ask as they watch the TV. You could just pan them one with the frying pan, couldn't you? Who would blame you? But, trust me don't do it! No matter how tempting it is, the law says it's illegal at the minute. Should the law change in the foreseeable, then by all means, it's open season!


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    • CallumCharles profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      I wish I had a dishwasher Austinstar, but for now I am the dishwasher and everything gets chucked at me haha! Sounds like there is a routine with you and Bob. Thanks for commenting.

    • Austinstar profile image


      4 years ago from Somewhere near the heart of Texas

      Ever hear of plastic aprons? Me neither. I am usually the cook and Bob washes the dishes. Except on opposite day when he cooks and I throw everything into the dishwasher!

    • CallumCharles profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Thanks Cagsil I am really glad you found it interesting.

    • Cagsil profile image


      4 years ago from USA or America

      I've no issue washing dishes. I've done it as a supervisor and as a common employee. I do them everyday at home as well. Get wet comes with the job/position. Especially, if you're an employee in restaurant, it's unavoidable. At home? Well, many things can be said about why you get wet or get water on the floor(as it shouldn't happen). But, interesting hub.


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