Random Rants, Raves and Ramblings

Awash with rage

Few sights horrify me more than an array of dirty cups and glasses half filled with water. That was the first thing that greeted me as I returned from a business trip yesterday. The second was a phone call from the nice old lady next door who takes care of the plants when I travel, which concluded “and I’ve set your washing up to soak. Honestly dear, you can be such a bachelor when your wife is out.”

“Thank you, that is very kind of you” I chirped as the red fog rose over my eyes.

People, please. An empty coffee cup will wash fine even if you let it stand for a week. Filling it with water simply dissolves the residue and neatly deposits it at the water line, leaving a dark brown ring that takes ages with a scouring pad to remove. If you must soak the washing up, fill the wash basin and make sure that everything is fully submerged.

Friday 28 October 2011