Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dirty Dishes

I have had to do dishes by hand the last couple of days as there is a problem with the dishwasher.  While doing this I've had these thoughts:

1. Remembering doing Laura's dishes while staying at her house a couple of weeks ago.

2. How lazy modern appliances make us.  "I hate dishes" or "I hate laundry" is often uttered from our lips, yet we have dishwashers and washing machines and dryers that make that task less burdensome.  Those I hate statements reflect most on our selfish, slothful desire to want to do what we want when we want.

3. I think that if one did dishes by hand after every meal, owning fewer dishes is a possibility.  The same ones would be put to service each meal.

4. I don't mind doing dishes but I really hate putting them away.

5. How come it seems like the dish work has taken less time doing them by hand than when the dishwasher is also put into use?  Is it because I just wash till they're done instead of juggling who is supposed to load and what will fit and what still needs to be washed?

6.  Do I really save time or water or energy with a dishwasher?

7. Would I want to give it up if mine is broken?

I know the answer to the last one - no.  I do like the dishwasher.  Such life-shattering thoughts while soaping the dirty dishes, aren't you glad I shared them?


Susan said...

I have a dishwasher that works. And I seldom use it. It's way easier to wash the dishes by hand.

Glenda said...

My mom is the same way Susan. I also thought a lot about her while washing dishes. You're right, it is easier to just wash by hand.

There is something rather peaceful about your hands in a sink full of soapy water, quietly contemplating the day. Or as happens a lot here, kids coming to ask questions about this, that, or the other thing on their mind