Do you leave your sink full of dirty unwash plates at night?

@Bebs08 (10689)
United States
August 15, 2008 1:32pm CST
I do sometimes, specially when I am tired. Or when I am already on my PC, I don;t like to stop what I'm doing. I will just wait for tomorrow to wash it.Good for you who have dishwasher, no problem but we don't have one so I just dump the plates on the sink. it is just good that my husband just don't way anything. what about you? Do you experience this too? Anyway, not everyday for me. Just when I am tired of doing it. want to hear your story too and how did your hubby react to it?
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35 responses
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
No. I have a slight obsessive-compulsive disorder. I cannot sleep knowing that there are still dishes waiting to be washed on the sink. I would be thinking of roaches crawling all over the place so I would also find it really difficult to sleep. I want things in order before I go to bed.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
well, that's a good habit to be kept.. It is good when you are not working outside home and not tired at the end of the day.
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
What's funny is that no matter how tired I am after a hard day's work I still force myself to clean up. Talk about OC-ness!
@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
Well I really don't leave our sink full of dirty unwash plates at night..I always wash dishes even though it just one fork or spoon so that the sink will stay clean..:-0 I love to clean and wash dishes so I really hate to full the sink of dirty plates..:-0 God bless and have a nice day..:-0
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
OH!! THAT IS very good!!! I admire that attitude...good job!!!
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
16 Aug 08
No I don't leave my dirty dishes in the sink and unwashed at night, dirty dishes attracts roaches, and I hate those things, so I keep my my dishes cleaned, and also don't leave water in the sink. And this time of year, it also attract ants.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
well, good!!! I admire you for that...
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
We don't leave the dirty plates in the sink overnight. My mother would be angry. I'm the one who always wash the dishes. So, no matter how tired i am. I will wash the dishes first before sleeping.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
very good!! that is a good habit to be kept..
@corngrass (727)
• Malaysia
16 Aug 08
Hi there, I never have a chance to do so because I'm still living with my mom. And i guess you know how mom will react if you don't do your washing immediately huh? I wish someday in the future i can just stack up my plates at the sink and only do the cleaning when I'm out of clean plates to use...lol...
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
oh!! you can have that experience when you have your own kitchen. It is nice to decide for your own sometimes. We are pressured when we are at home to do what our mothers told us to do.
• Malaysia
18 Aug 08
I do wish i have my own kitchen. But i wonder if my kitchen will become rubbish room or not...lol. Well, sometimes i become kinda angry when my mom start nagging me about cleaning my stuff. I even dislike when she get me away from my computer while I play game.=P
@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 08
Me too.... i still live with mom... so ... sometime after cook oso, u hv 2 wash it immediately before u go and eat.... i hv 2 wash all the thing tat i hv use before eating... sometime i really dun like coz i though 2 wash all the things once.... but she will start nagging if u dun wash it immeadiately... very pity coz sometime is oledi very very hungry... 1 2 eat, but can't coz hvn clean the kitchen... But, sometime my mom will out and a few day din back, tat time..... hahaha... my kitchen bcome rubish room... hahaha....but b4 mom back, i hv 2 clean it like b4 i use... so everytime, when no is the time mom will back, i will clean it and will very very tired when she is back... hahaha... i think is good to clean and wash everything immeadiately instead of keeping... coz very tired.... but i still doing the same things... hahaha....
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
16 Aug 08
eeepp...I hate to admit it, but I do this too. My husband doesn't react to it - he does it sometimes when it's his turn to do dishes.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Oh!! that is nice when both of you agreed to alternate washing dishes... that's great!!! It will not happen to me, unless it is really very necessary for him to do so.
• Canada
18 Aug 08
I don't think it's so much a matter of agreeing - in our group of friends and our families, it's considered normal for men to do about half of the housework. The women still do more, but at least the attempt is made.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
15 Aug 08
There are times when we do this. I don't like it, but like you sometimes I'm tired or hurting and just don't get them done myself and forget to have my son do them. He does the dishes as part of his chores most of the time. I am a neat freak about everything else, don't know why I can handle this..lol.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Good for you, you gave a son to assist you.. we have a teen ager in the house but never touch the plates. She is 16 but I did not see her wash plates...
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
17 Aug 08
My son has been doing chores for years. He does the dishes, trash, cleans his own bedroom and bathroom, and helps with his laundry. He will also help me out with other stuff on very bad pain days.
@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
15 Aug 08
We don't have a dishwasher either, and since I injured my wrist back in April, it's takes a bit to wash the dishes mainly using one hand. Usually, I will rinse them off and stack them in the sink, sometimes more than one days worth, however that isn't much, since it's just the two of us, and normally the only meal we really use any dishes for is dinner. As for my s/o, he's fine with even using paper plates when we can, and he never complains about the dishes not being done. There have been times he told me they could wait! And sometimes he'll just go in the kitchen and do them, without saying a word.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
15 Aug 08
Oh sweet!! You have a very nice husband in the world. congrats!!! for having a very understanding husband. My husband also just keep quiet but I don;t know what is in his mind. that is why I will just leave plates unwashed only when I am tired coz he understand that..
• United States
15 Aug 08
I am very lucky to have him.
• Australia
20 Sep 08
I prefer to have the dishes washed right away but yes I do find that they sit overnite and get done in the morning. After a long day at work really the only thing I want to do is sit on my pc or a bit of reading and even, watch tv. But if they have sat to long then I will get to them just so they don't smell.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
23 Sep 08
that's me too. when I get so tired during the day, I will just leave the plates on the sink and wash it early morning.
• Malaysia
26 Aug 08
Me too, when I am tired I will leave my sink full of dirty dishes and wait for tomorrow to get it done. However, if possible I would like to make sure the dishes are done at night so that I can start preparing breakfast the next morning without having to wash the dishes first. I usually wake up at 5:30 a.m. to cook meals for my husband to bring to work. He loves my cooking so everyday if possible he only wants to eat food from home. Furthermore now his stomach is not very healthy, and he often gets diarrhea whenever he eats out. As for my husband, he never complains about the left dishes, and he even helps me out sometimes. I love him so much.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
26 Aug 08
wow!! that's sweet!!!! I admire husbands who help washing dishes. Oh my!! you are too early to wake up? I prepare food for my hubby too but not that early? and yes, plates are undone when I am co tired at night.. He just keep quiet seeing it in the morning.
@freedomg (1684)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I try not too because I live in Florida and here if you aren't careful the cockroaches will find you. There have been a few nights though where I have but my hubby knows if I did then I was either really tired or getting sick.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
ah well, for me it is considerable when you are really tire to do it. But when it becomes a habit... I for one would check it myself.
• Sweden
16 Aug 08
I try to keep my sink without any plates or glass the good things for me is i have a dish washer so it is really easy for me just pu ton the dish washer all the plates or glass or etc and on then finish.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Well, that is a different thing. I would save your labor if you have a dishwasher.
• United States
16 Aug 08
I do not. But I have a dishwasher. So sometimes I leave them in there until I have enough to wash. I think it looks sloppy leaving dishes that could have god knows what caked on. And then if someone comes over and you don't expect them...you feel like they have caught you being dirty. Plus...all those germs are floating around in the air which could cause bacteria and make you sick. I know I sound like a big germaphobe, and I don't have a cleaning disorder either. Yeah sometimes I'm tired but it feels good when you get it done and know that you're not just putting it off for some other time when you're probably not going to want to do it then either.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Well, I agree with you. It is embarrassing when visitors unexpectedly arrived and see your sink full of dirty plates. that is why better use paper plates at night when you are tired.
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
16 Aug 08
Do you leave your sink full of dirty unwash plates at night? my wife always clean the sink before she go to sleep or sometimes she ask the housekeeper to clean up all room before they go to the bedroom.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
You are fortunate to have a house keeper to help you in the house. I used to have before and I have no problem of washing the dishes.. but now? Oh!! I have to do it all.
@setroc (853)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
sometimes when i feel too lazy or sleepy to wash it
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Well, you;re right!! that's me too.
@rockkk (71)
16 Aug 08
well i do things wen i am ve bored off or i don lik doin any other thing. i believe most of them are like tat only. i lik doin things which give me atmost satisfaction irrespective of the type of work or how hard or easy it may be. so guys jus try to enjoy ur work.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
That's right!! enjoy your work when you are not tired.
@949011 (99)
• Singapore
16 Aug 08
Normally i will clear all the dirty plates at night as I afraid and don't wish to see roaches all over the sink. It will be unsightly scene early in the morning
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
Well, that's good!! if you are not tired why not???but for those who are working and get tired to wash dishes at night... well, it's up to them.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
16 Aug 08
My family has no such habit. We have no dishwasher too. I think it's a waste of water to have one. We will wash the plates right after we use it (the only exception is my brother). He will leave it for us to wash for him We do not enjoy seeing stacks of dirty dishes in my sink. It doesn't take much effort to wash. Maybe you and your husband can take turns to wash dishes.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
aw!! my husband would just said that he has enough of that activity when he is not married yet. Now that he already has a wife.. he would rest from washing dishes.
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
my hubby does sometimes esp. when i'm sick...and i get annoyed by it because i like my kitchen clean...
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
good for you because your hubby helps..
• United States
16 Aug 08
I have to have order and thats just how I am so I cant have a bunch of dishes all piled up and coming out of the sink UNLESS I am going out and then I can stand it. My boyfriend often likes to make big meals and then leave me with a sink full of pans, he uses a pan for this and pan for that, lol. I like to have a clean sink when Im home though because clutter is just useless energy and its something thats in the way so thats why I just keep them rinsed and stuff them in the dishwasher, even before having a dishwasher but I definately have my days where Im exhausted with house chores and thats when Ill get out of the house and come back to it later.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
17 Aug 08
wow!! good for you..we seldom go out and eat so, we always eat at home and use lots of dishes...we have no dishwasher, just wash it by hand...It is tire some sometimes.