The Battle of the Dirty Dish

Why don’t teenagers like to wash dishes? Open dishwasher, insert dish, shut the door…it’s not that hard people! This task seems to swipe off all of the appearances of the helpful child, revealing the true heart that would rather be…texting. How texting possibly compete with the joys of a clean and tidy kitchen I cannot understand…but it is true. One solution is to glamorize dish washing in the media. How about some MTV videos featuring the exciting art of dish washing rather than break dancing?

And have you noticed that there are no X-games for dishwashers? No competitions of Olympic proportions with cool uniforms. What incentive is there to train and build skills if there is no glory of competition…no opportunity to win trophies or accolades for dish washing.

What are we thinking?

There are few cool gadgets for dish washing…no crazy-fun soap dispensers, no cool noises, and no neon colors (unless you’re into that color for your dishes). Seriously–a sponge, a rag, or a spray nozzle is as good as it gets. A rag?

No wonder no one gets excited about washing dishes.

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