I probably owe my wife an apology regarding the dishwasher. I’m not sure she’ll get one, but if I give one it will be here where she rarely reads. That seems like the best option to me.
You see, I scrape the dishes and fill the dishwasher at our house and my wife empties the dishwasher. There is usually somewhat of a lag between these activities. Sometimes a week or so. One thing is established, my wife does not tend to empty the dishwasher promptly upon being asked.
Yesterday, she finally got around to emptying the dishwasher. I had been asking for this since we came back from a recent excursion out of town about a week and a half ago. Finally, however, she was going to empty the dishwasher. Then I was immediately going to fill it again.
However, she rapidly realized that the dishwasher was not, in fact, clean. I had filled it before we left town about two weeks ago and had even put the little dishwasher soap packet in, but had not run it in case we used more dishes before we left. I had intended to run it on our way out the door, but this had not happened. I had not realized this and had just started reminding her to empty it though it was not clean.
I probably owe my wife an apology for this. I probably should not have replied, even in jest, “I think this is your fault.”
However, my wife doesn’t tend to read this blog real often so I’m probably safe. Regardless, perhaps if my wife had gone to empty the dishwasher sooner we would have realized it was still dirty sooner. I think I’m safe (since she probably won’t read this anyway) in sharing a little of the blame with her.
As a side note, the dishwasher is now clean…but it still needs to be emptied.