One thing I absolutely can not stand is sticking my arm in a sink full of cruddy dishwater. Dishwater that has just been sitting there with gross food particles, soaking in yesterdays dishes. My husband has this thing where he washes dishes, since we don’t have a dishwasher it is done by hand, and instead of emptying the sink when he is done, he leaves a sink full of gross dishwater. I don’t mind the washing dishes part and I totally understand the letting the tough to clean dishes soak a bit in the hot soapy water but when that hot soapy water runs cold and the leftover food particles float to the top then I begin to get a little grossed out.
Exhibit A is a what NOT to leave for your wife when she gets up in the morning to feed YOUR children. There is absolutely nothing worse than to wake up and have to stick your arm in a cold sink full of nasty dishwater to drain it. It takes two seconds to drain a sink. Is that too much to ask? Please view the right side of the sink, that is something I don’t mind greeting me everyday when I stumble into the kitchen to make breakfast for all the little kidlets.
So if you are one of those people that leaves the dishwater sitting in the sink until the next day, please do your spouse a favor and drain it!