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(Orlando Sentinel)   There is a right way and a wrong way to load a dishwasher. This guy is willing to fight for it   (orlandosentinel.com ) divider line
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2009-05-29 01:47:20 PM  

EvilEgg: Diogenes: I go top down. The end that touches the food is closer to the spray. And then you don't touch the food end when you're putting them away.

But then they are more shielded by the basket. Top up is the only proper way.


But don't put sharp knives up...I've gotten stabbed pretty bad a couple times.

/yes, i wash "good" knives because mine aren't "good"
 
2009-05-29 01:49:21 PM  

simpsonfan: I refuse to wash dishes before putting them in a dish washer. I'll either wash them or let the machine do it, not both.


i'm with you. my ex (read late) wife used to spend a half hour washing them before loading them into the dishwasher. made no sense. then she would start the damn thing right after dinner so we had to listen to it all evening while watching tv. it has a timer so you could easily have it start at 2 in the morning.

i had to teach her to at least put the pointy knives pointy side down. taught her the hard way.

biatch
 
2009-05-29 01:49:49 PM  

Ral: OlafTheBent: The best part is when the wife is in the kitchen and I'm loading.

I purposely do it wrong while she's watching... she shoos me aside and finishes every time.

Sometimes it takes a bit of work to keep from doing a lot of work.

My husband is not able to get away with things like this because 1) he is extremely intelligent, 2) an excellent problem-solver, and 3) responds to being insulted about 1 and 2.

"Don't even try to tell me you're too stupid to figure out (or remember) how to load a dishwasher efficiently."


See that's the thing. You can't be obvious. I'm talking about putting the lighter weight cups over the spinning water thing attached to the top rack. They flip over and fill up during the regular wash cycle.

That drives her nuts... and it works every time.

Your husband should try the apathy route... way better than playing dumb.
 
2009-05-29 01:50:26 PM  

Headso: EvilEgg: Diogenes: I go top down. The end that touches the food is closer to the spray. And then you don't touch the food end when you're putting them away.

But then they are more shielded by the basket. Top up is the only proper way.

fight! fight! fight!



Anyone else getting a Gullivers Travels feeling on this?
 
2009-05-29 01:53:06 PM  
Reminds me of the joke:

How did the man fix the dishwasher?

Slapped her.
 
2009-05-29 01:53:21 PM  

freetomato: Also, I've said it before, I'll say it again. I was raised to respect my elders but assholes get old too.


I'm framing that and hanging it right under my mirror.
 
2009-05-29 01:55:10 PM  

Shandrake: Anyone else getting a Gullivers Travels feeling on this?


Yes, I am preparing my fleet to set sail as we speak.

/top up!
/handles down!
//unless it's a steak knife, then it's handles up..
 
2009-05-29 01:57:44 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I put my cock in my dishwasher.


/ heard she complains of an 'improper load' as well
// ;-)
 
2009-05-29 01:57:47 PM  
You know, you have to pick your battles. I'm teaching my 8 yr old son to load the dishwasher (well, sort of, I just let him do it and if there's anything blatantly wrong - i.e. cup upside down, I fix it, otherwise, who cares?) If things don't get clean the first time, run them through again, it's not the end of the world.
 
2009-05-29 01:58:30 PM  

brigid_fitch: OlafTheBent: The best part is when the wife is in the kitchen and I'm loading.

I purposely do it wrong while she's watching... she shoos me aside and finishes every time.

Sometimes it takes a bit of work to keep from doing a lot of work.

Heh, I did the same thing years ago with my husband. Now he loads the dishwasher.

Do you have any idea how hard it is to ask, "Can I just use regular dishwashing liquid in the dishwasher?" with a straight face?


My wife once decided to use regular dishwashing soap. The dishes did get clean, and so did the floor...
 
2009-05-29 01:58:50 PM  

ilgallo: Contrabulous Flabtraption: I put my cock in my dishwasher.

/ heard she complains of an 'improper load' as well
// ;-)


Truth be told, since the baby it's been tough to even pry the damn thing open.
 
2009-05-29 02:00:25 PM  
The wife mercilessly beats me when I load it wrong, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2009-05-29 02:01:57 PM  

7of7: I don't care if you're anal about loading the dishwasher but if you want it done your way, do it yourself.


All that BS attitude means is "I'd rather not learn to do it right." Fark that.
 
2009-05-29 02:02:34 PM  
Guy deserves 6-months-to-life in prison.
 
2009-05-29 02:03:15 PM  
What the hells a dishwasher. Dammit I have to do it by hand. Some day I'll have one of those automatic mexicans under the counter.
BTW, the toilet paper roll needs to be hung so the paper flows over and towards you, not under and clinging to the god damn wall.
 
2009-05-29 02:04:09 PM  
Extra dishwasher detergent makes up for misplaced dishes. Your dishes may eventually disintegrate, but at least the food won't be stuck on them anymore.
 
2009-05-29 02:04:21 PM  
No joke, I just kicked my roommate out for the same thing. And I'm not going to jail. How farking hard is it to wash the plates and put them in the same area as the other plates? This isn't advanced physics, dude.
 
2009-05-29 02:04:36 PM  

voodoowizard: BTW, the toilet paper roll needs to be hung so the paper flows over and towards you, not under and clinging to the god damn wall.


Thank you!
 
2009-05-29 02:04:53 PM  
This guy is 8 years older than his gf, what a perv!

Btw, the article has a link for Maxim's top 100 women and I'm really pissed that Yvonne Strahovsky (from Chuck) is just 94...
 
2009-05-29 02:05:04 PM  

EvilEgg: Diogenes: I go top down. The end that touches the food is closer to the spray. And then you don't touch the food end when you're putting them away.

But then they are more shielded by the basket. Top up is the only proper way.


Food touchy part down, ever since Blossom had an episode about it. Plus, if you have the blade of a knife facing up in the basket while doing dishes and your kid trips and falls impaling himself/herself in the process, you'll never forgive yourself.
 
2009-05-29 02:05:22 PM  

VimFuego: The wife mercilessly beats me when I load it wrong, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.


YOU SIR, ARE DOING IT WRONG
 
2009-05-29 02:06:09 PM  

voodoowizard: BTW, the toilet paper roll needs to be hung so the paper flows over and towards you, not under and clinging to the god damn wall.


I give this statement 1 "harrumph!".
 
2009-05-29 02:07:00 PM  
Anyone else read "Dishwasher Fight" and imagine something similar to a snowball fight?
 
2009-05-29 02:09:21 PM  

duckpoopy: 7of7: I don't care if you're anal about loading the dishwasher but if you want it done your way, do it yourself.

All that BS attitude means is "I'd rather not learn to do it right." Fark that.


Amen brother
 
2009-05-29 02:15:39 PM  

Bf+: e still talkin


i lol'd and dribbled root beer on my chin...
 
2009-05-29 02:18:03 PM  
I also can't stand it when people put knives in blade up. Are you farking retarded?
 
2009-05-29 02:18:36 PM  
I hate the dishwasher.

I mean, I like that I have a machine that will clean my dishes for me but, for whatever reason, I can't stand loading or unloading it. It's my most hated chore.

That being said, my husband is one of those guys that just knows how to pack things, like getting every last bit of luggage in the car perfectly when we're going on a road trip. He's much better at the dishwasher than I am so I am HAPPY to let him do it. As long as he remembers to load the knives POINT DOWN so I don't stab my hand...again. Ouch.
 
2009-05-29 02:22:29 PM  

climbin_metal: No joke, I just kicked my roommate out for the same thing. And I'm not going to jail. How farking hard is it to wash the plates and put them in the same area as the other plates? This isn't advanced physics, dude.


Sounds like my roommate, there's no rhyme or reason to the madness. And when I load the top shelf with glasses, I magically seem to fit in 2 to 3 times as many glasses as he does.

I don't really care it's not like we have any shortage of dishes, but between that and food crusting on the dishes it's kind of a pet peeve.
 
2009-05-29 02:23:07 PM  
Oh, and fill up the damn water filter when you empty it, and refill the ice cube trays, it's not hard.
 
2009-05-29 02:24:15 PM  
When my somewhat bi-polar wife was pregnant, she accused me of purposefully putting the knives in the dishwasher pointy side up so that they would stab her when she went to empty it. I asked her if I wanted to stab her, why wouldn't I just pick up a knife and do it? A few nights later, I noticed she had our fireplace poker laying by her side of the bed. I asked about it and she said she'd had it there ever since I threatened to stab her.

I like to tell this story at dinner parties.

And on Fark.

She's better now, thanks for asking.
 
JTW
2009-05-29 02:26:17 PM  
Biatch need straightened out, biatch got straightened out.

Way.
 
2009-05-29 02:27:00 PM  

binox: VimFuego: The wife mercilessly beats me when I load it wrong, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

YOU SIR, ARE DOING IT WRONG


Maybe I enjoy it.
 
2009-05-29 02:28:25 PM  

CrazyCracka420: refill the ice cube trays, it's not hard


I have many pet peeves, but this is the biggest one. It pisses me off more then when the roommate puts the cups right side up in the dishwasher.
 
2009-05-29 02:30:47 PM  

wrightb71: Food touchy part down, ever since Blossom had an episode about it.


I'm not sure how validated that makes me feel.
 
2009-05-29 02:35:13 PM  

Snuke: CrazyCracka420: refill the ice cube trays, it's not hard

I have many pet peeves, but this is the biggest one. It pisses me off more then when the roommate puts the cups right side up in the dishwasher.


I see you're from Wisc, we enjoy our booze here in MN too, so that's why it annoys me. I don't want to have to go to the gas station to get a bag of ice when we have trays that work perfectly fine at home. And it literally takes like 10 seconds to fill a tray.
 
2009-05-29 02:40:01 PM  
I often want to do the same to my spouse for his atrocious dishwasher-loading skills
 
2009-05-29 02:50:39 PM  

simpsonfan: I refuse to wash dishes before putting them in a dish washer. I'll either wash them or let the machine do it, not both.


Is Rick James gonna have to choke a biatch?
 
2009-05-29 02:53:03 PM  
dishwasher arrangement is an art.

Pointy utensils are put in face down in the basket, spoons are face up. Also, I make sure not to put a bunch of the same size spoons in the same part of the basket so they do not nest together.

I enjoy arranging the dirty stuff - but can't stand taking it out & putting it away. That's the boyfriend's job. I don't really understand why I feel this way though.

/toilet paper needs to be placed in the overhand position.
//no other way is right!
 
2009-05-29 02:54:44 PM  
Take a guess... I live alone.

A (hah) Experiment (new window)

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=D
 
2009-05-29 03:01:56 PM  
Arguments like the ones posted are the reason I don't even use my dishwasher. It makes me crazy when the dishes aren't completely clean or they come out having spots on them. It's much quicker to wash them by hand and they come out cleaner.
 
2009-05-29 03:04:28 PM  
Silver goes top up.

Toilet paper hangs from the back.

And by all the Gods, the toothpaste better be squeezed from the bottom and rolled!

/ROLLED, I SAID!
 
2009-05-29 03:07:32 PM  

SapperInTexas: Silver goes top up.

Toilet paper hangs from the back.

And by all the Gods, the toothpaste better be squeezed from the bottom and rolled!

/ROLLED, I SAID!


Let go of my arm. You're hurting me!!!
 
2009-05-29 03:09:13 PM  
I put the silverware points down. They get clean that way, but I agree that technically point up makes more sense.

My wife can't load the dishwater for shiat either. I don't beat her though, I just fix it next time I put something in.

/in 40 years I'll probably be this guy
 
2009-05-29 03:31:17 PM  

SapperInTexas: Silver goes top up.

Toilet paper hangs from the back.

And by all the Gods, the toothpaste better be squeezed from the bottom and rolled!

/ROLLED, I SAID!


why would you roll the tp down the back? where you can't find the end of it? that makes no sense. please provide justification for hanging it that way.
 
Bf+
2009-05-29 03:34:48 PM  

Jument: My wife can't load the dishwater for shiat either. I don't beat her though


Well, there's the problem right there.
/Probably only has one black eye as well.
 
2009-05-29 03:44:16 PM  

colon_pow: SapperInTexas: Silver goes top up.

Toilet paper hangs from the back.

And by all the Gods, the toothpaste better be squeezed from the bottom and rolled!

/ROLLED, I SAID!

why would you roll the tp down the back? where you can't find the end of it? that makes no sense. please provide justification for hanging it that way.


He's from Texas, don't try to reason with him.
 
2009-05-29 04:04:32 PM  

moike: Take a guess... I live alone.

A (hah) Experiment (new window)

=D


You sir just made the weekend tune up for my Jeep and K&N filter a WHOLE lot more interesting!
 
2009-05-29 04:04:54 PM  
Will the old dude spend some hard time in pound-me-in-the-colostomy-bag prison?

Depends.
 
2009-05-29 04:10:37 PM  

bugmn99: When my somewhat bi-polar wife was pregnant, she accused me of purposefully putting the knives in the dishwasher pointy side up so that they would stab her when she went to empty it. I asked her if I wanted to stab her, why wouldn't I just pick up a knife and do it? A few nights later, I noticed she had our fireplace poker laying by her side of the bed. I asked about it and she said she'd had it there ever since I threatened to stab her.

I like to tell this story at dinner parties.

And on Fark.

She's better now, thanks for asking.


I'm not sure how this happened, but I seem to be dating your wife. I don't know if I'd say she's all better though.
 
2009-05-29 04:25:52 PM  

SapperInTexas: Silver goes top up.

Toilet paper hangs from the back.

And by all the Gods, the toothpaste better be squeezed from the bottom and rolled!

/ROLLED, I SAID!


What!? TP always hangs from the front, otherwise it clings to the wall or the end is hidden by the roll.
 
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