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[Jul. 24th, 2008|09:14 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
The trouble with catching the overground instead of the underground to work in the morning is that it feels just that little bit ratracier, due I think to the timing of the trains. I used to just get to the tube station, and get on a train when it got there. Now, I catch the 8.27. That seems just a little bit less free. I'm tied down at an earlier time, instead of just having to scramble to work by nine, I have to get to the station half an hour earlier. Except I don't, really, because if I miss it I'll catch the 8.30 instead. It just seems less flexible somehow.

As a rule, I do the washing up...

...as soon as I've finished eating.
18(39.1%)
...a couple of times a week. When there's a decent pile built up.
14(30.4%)
...when I've run out of clean stuff, and there aren't any bowl left to eat toast out of.
7(15.2%)
...um, when the dishwasher breaks? Or I use the naice silver that can't be put in the dishwasher.
7(15.2%)
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[User Picture]From: hoshuteki
2008-07-24 08:21 am (UTC)
I do whatever washing-up I can before I start eating (i.e. after finishing cooking). The number of times I've been in a shared kitchen only to find the stuff I want to use is in the sink and I have to do someone else's washing up: it makes me cranky.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-07-24 05:34 pm (UTC)
Does doing the washing up before eating not make your food go cold?
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[User Picture]From: hoshuteki
2008-07-24 11:06 pm (UTC)
I can tell you have never done this. No, washing up is really really quick and easy when it's fresh. It's when everything is dried that it becomes slow and laborious.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2008-07-26 01:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, exactly!
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[User Picture]From: exliontamer
2008-07-24 08:27 am (UTC)
My bird does the washing up as I do all the food-preparing/cooking.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2008-07-24 12:14 pm (UTC)
as does mine.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-07-24 05:36 pm (UTC)
Perhaps I need to add this to my OKCupid profile: "Chef seeks washer up." or similar.
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From: ex_humanfema327
2008-07-24 09:39 pm (UTC)
bb i just looked you up on okcupid, why is your key questions 'i would still love someone if they were awful in bed'? this is Not A Good Sign.
also, you used my comment about your eyes! aw.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-07-24 09:42 pm (UTC)
Is it? I hadn't noticed that. I don't remember asking it to show that.
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From: ex_humanfema327
2008-07-24 08:33 am (UTC)
how is new flat are u unpacked yet?
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-07-24 05:36 pm (UTC)
No! But you should come round and look at it, and you can pick up that scanner if you still want it.
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From: ex_humanfema327
2008-07-24 09:32 pm (UTC)
i will do! ar you within cycling distance of the north london line? otherwise, UNFRIENDED!
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-07-24 09:44 pm (UTC)
Erm, H&I is reasonably nearish. What else is there?
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2008-07-24 08:58 am (UTC)
I should add that one of the "couple of times a week" is when the cleaner comes and I've usually left her a nice load to be getting on with.
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[User Picture]From: wwwlandedru
2008-07-24 09:02 am (UTC)

washing up

Mu dust bin is full cause of of my hate washing up. I even do pipi in :) It is all net
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[User Picture]From: uniquefergus
2008-07-24 09:02 am (UTC)
I eat off paper towels using those little wooden forks you get from the Chinese.

I totally agree about the bus timetable thing. Fortunately, there are an embarrassment of buses going past my house where I live now, but I have been that guy, waiting for the 8.27, and it does feel a bit ratracy. Of course, tube trains work to a timetable too, but apart from the first and last ones, no-one really knows what it is.
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[User Picture]From: the_roofdog
2008-07-24 10:01 am (UTC)
All I will say is, if you're not going to wash your stuff up straight away/the same day, DON'T LEAVE IT IN THE SINK. When someone who isn't a lazy t0sser comes along to do it for you, the first thing they have to do is lift out armfuls of wet, greasy, festering crockery.

Why do people do that? More specifically, why does my housemate do that?
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2008-07-24 12:15 pm (UTC)
YES! THIS!!!

the only lj post of mine that ever got over 50 comments was the one about How To Do The Washing Up Properly...
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-07-24 05:38 pm (UTC)
I hope you had "Glasses first, in the clean water so they don't go greasy" or it wasn't proper.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2008-07-25 08:55 am (UTC)
of *course* ;)
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[User Picture]From: kiss_me_quick
2008-07-24 01:35 pm (UTC)
I hate hate hate things being left in the sink. I thought I was the only one. This is why I now live alone.
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[User Picture]From: missfrost
2008-07-24 04:45 pm (UTC)
Agreed! It is acceptable to leave 1 soaking pan in the sink, but nothing else.
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[User Picture]From: zagreb2
2008-07-25 07:57 pm (UTC)
Anything without a lot of grease or oil in it should be soaked if possible (especially anything involving scrambled eggs, mashed potato or porridge - these should never be allowed to dry). Greasy things should never be soaked because a) it doesn't do anything to it and b) a great deal of the grease becomes detatched and coats everything in the water making it harder to clean. Generally I leave greasy things at the side and wash them last because they tend to make the water unusable afterwards.
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[User Picture]From: shereenb
2008-07-24 10:03 am (UTC)
I do the washing up as soon as I've finished eating. But when I cook G does the washing up and his pattern is number 2 on your list.
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[User Picture]From: rebl1969
2008-07-24 11:34 am (UTC)
You need an option for "once a day, in the evening", right between the first two choices. I leave it till then because I'm too much of a lazy ass in the mornings.
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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2008-07-24 05:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah - I'm assuming everyone's demographic is like mine, single person household with only one lot of cooking done most days.
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[User Picture]From: zagreb2
2008-07-25 07:54 pm (UTC)
I do the washing-up whenever I can. I hate dishwashers - collosal waste of money and electricity and symbolic of how decadent we've become (ooh, get me). The average household should only really need to use one a few times a year when there's a genuinely overwhelming amount of dirty crockery. Generally a few plates and associated cutlery can we washed in about three minutes.
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[User Picture]From: shermarama
2008-07-25 09:16 pm (UTC)
Somewhere inbetween 1 and 2. Generally the washing up will get done once a day, and usually just before or while food is cooking - for a more than one person household, I suppose that's closest to option 2.

My single complaint about my current (non-boyfriend) housemate, who is otherwise smashing, is that she leaves all her washing up in the sink. Not in water, at least, so you can get it out again reasonably easily, and fair enough it's a badly-designed sink with only a very tiny space to put pending stuff next to it, but even so.
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