"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Washing up - or not

Picture the scene: a bowl of washing up water still in the sink. You can tell it's washing up water by the bubbles floating on the top. On the draining board, four inches from the bowl, Keith has placed his dirty plate - not in the bowl, but  four inches away from it on the draining board.
WHY??? I ask.
He answers:
 "Well I wasn't sure it was washing up water, you might have been bleaching the sink" (Not sure how osmosis was supposed to occur between bowl and sink, but I let that pass.)
"Well, the water might have been there for you to wash your socks in."  (Wot???)
It is clearly a man-thing, so if any male reader can explain to me why men find it totally impossible to put dirty dishes in the right place, I would greatly appreciate it.
Mind you, at least he now leaves them on the right side of the kitchen  - progress of a kind.


Shooting Parrots said...

I'm afraid that's what's known as the Think of Something Quick stratagem. When compromised, come up with a plausible reason why you have actually been quite thoughtful. But not too quickly or you come up with something silly. Like you might have been bleaching the sink!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

"why men find it totally impossible to put dirty dishes in the right place".... When one's wife ducks it can be difficult to hit the target.

Jennyta said...

Thank you both for your erudite comments. ;)
YP, when Shirley reads your comment, you might find the odd missile wending its way in your direction! Think on, lad! :)


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