Why do I hate unloading the dishwasher so much? It ranks up there with putting away clothes, which I know, is a universal hatred, shared by laundry doers everywhere, including Kate, of Jon and Kate fame. Strangely, her aversion to putting away clothes, is one of the few things I remember about that show.
Back when they first had their babies, and were as normal as they could be, they used to have volunteers come in and help them with their children. One of the jobs was folding and putting away the laundry. Can you imagine? You show up thinking you’re going to rock a baby, and instead, Kate asks you to do her laundry? I think I would have feigned an illness.
But back to the dishwasher, and the misery of the unloading. Why does that chore bother me so much? It’s not a rhetorical question. I really just don’t have the answer. I mean, it only takes three minutes to complete. I know, because I’ve timed myself. Weird? Maybe? But at one point, I thought breaking unpleasant tasks into three minute intervals, would make them seem better. Turns out it didn’t. It just made me more confused as to why I hate it so much.
And it’s not just me. I notice, on the rare occasion that my husband decides to do dishes, if the dishwasher is already full, he loses all ambition and quickly slinks away. So, until my children grow taller, the task of unloading the dishwasher, primarily falls on me.
Which is why today, as I stared, once again, at the rows of mostly cleaned dishes (because, unlike my mom, I don’t pre-wash my dishes, because then I don’t even see the point of having a dishwasher) I started wondering just what type of machine could take care of this chore for me. Unfortunately, I didn’t come up with any answers, but I’m not giving up hope. After all, someone came up with the washing machine and the dishwasher. (So where the hell is the dish unloader?)
I hope someone’s thinking of these things. Someone, with a little more mechanical expertise than me. Someone, who wants to make a lot of money. Because, the dish unloader, my friend, would be the ticket to easy street, and I would be the first in line for that ticket.