I Hate Washing Dishes

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    the Cycle Never Ends!

    Washing dishes has got to be the worst thing in the world... well almost. It's never ending. I wash dishes and think "Yay all the dishes in the place are clean!" But as soon as I get hungry or my boyfriend comes home (he always eats something when he comes home) there...
    cinymin cinymin
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 26, 2006

    Omg I hate it so much.

    😠😫 I wish I had a dishwasher, it would make it slightly easier. Bah-humbug.
    alrightsprite alrightsprite
    26-30, F
    Jul 23, 2014

    Though if you wanna do them baby,

    wearing nothing but what god gave you, I'll be right behind you.. supporting you obviously, as best I can.
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2014


    I  worked  as  a  dishwasher  for  7  years,  So  When  I'm at  home  I don't  care  about  doing  my dishes.
    rockybear397 rockybear397
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2008

    I Hate Washing Dishes

    I hate washing dishes but i do them because if I didn't they would pile up and there'd be a worse chore to do. I hate messes especially if they smell.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Nov 20, 2011

    Over An Hour

    No dishwasher and only halfway done.  I need a back masage. Funny thing my whole house is Emaculate my pile is dishes never ending.  I guess I forgot about the Laundry.  Laundry Dishes and Cleaning the Bathroom tasks that always seem to need to be done.
    jfeltes jfeltes
    26-30, M
    Feb 24, 2012

    No one wants to touch the dirty dishes

    and eating utensils people ate off of and put their mouths on. No one wants to touch dishes that are covered in dry, eaten, or old food. That's just plain nasty.
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2015


    Washing dishes gives anxiety and i throw up :(
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 27, 2012

    And Sleeping With The Fishes

    It is chore that is a bore and dishes we get more to even double the score and that is not only a lore. It is an offer you can' t refuse unless you want pest to abuse your hospitality and sanity oh... the humanity... So we wash the dishes clean until the shiny surface gleams...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 25, 2013

    Those Disgusting Particles.

    I hate doing dishes. It's gross. They smell. They smell even worse once you run hot water over something like ketchup. And little particles of wet food and debris floating in the water. Vomit. And there's ALWAYS dishes to be done. Such is life.
    jmlsharp jmlsharp
    26-30, F
    Sep 27, 2013
    SuddenRelapse SuddenRelapse
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2013

    To Each, His Own!

    Dirty dishes are just that.... DIRTY.  I am not someone who minds housework.  It must be done, that's all there is to it.  When it comes to dishes though, I'm singing a different tune.  It is as simple as this: IF EVERYONE DID THEIR OWN ******* DISHES, AS THEY...
    juswanablvd juswanablvd
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 9, 2009

    Soap Suds That Refuse To Go Down

    The water runs down, but what about that layer of bubbles called soap? Why aren't they breaking up like the water runs down? You have to rinse and re-rinse, and...well, you know. And the thing is - the spray attachment was never hooked up, despite asking for it to be done...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    May 9, 2013

    Washing Dishes At Christmas

    Washing dishes was always a big chore when my siblings and I spent Christmas with my parents, especially in the days before automatic dishwashers. Some years my younger siblings used to fox me by volunteering to wash dishes for smaller meals before Christmas, leaving me to wash...
    Pyramania Pyramania
    56-60, M
    Dec 18, 2011

    Thank U So Much

    to all people that been so kind to wash my dishes all my life, my nanny when I was a child, my family maids, my cleaning lady, my x gfs, and all I cannot mention in here.. I always demand a clean and non smelly dishes soo its kind of hard job I know... need more soap, time and...
    staticonveyor staticonveyor
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jan 5, 2013

    It's even hotter to have my hands in the

    steaming water when it's so warm in here. I have to take off my shirt exposing my breasts to the cool breeze coming in through the window. The window is open, but no one really drives down the street this time of day. Then I spot Mr.Parker across the street. I don't rush to...
    BlondeSweetheart BlondeSweetheart
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    Frick Frack To Dishes!

    That's right! I say frick frack to washing dishes. They never freakin' end! It's a constant and I hate doing them by the end of the night. I literally get to the point I feel I will vomit dish soap. LOL Can't we just breakem and buy new ones? Frick frack!
    soulrunher soulrunher
    46-50, F
    4 Responses May 30, 2013
    imgettingthinner imgettingthinner
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Sep 11, 2014

    The Work Of Sisyphus

    They're never done. You wash them, and turn around, and someone puts a cup or a bowl in the sink. Or you find that fork that the toddler threw like a champion dart player behind the couch. You wash all that, and then there are more in three hours. And right now, I have been...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow
    31-35, F
    17 Responses Jan 17, 2010

    I Don't Do Dishes.

    Shoot, if a pot is dirty enough, i will throw it away.  Other times, i soak them.  I don't wash plates at all.  Paper plates, plastic spoons and forks, and foam cups.  I do recycle, and only by the recycled ones. 
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 30, 2009

    Washing The Dishes

    Is seriously the worst household chore! Yucky poo
    justmeand11 justmeand11
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

    Take The Hate Out Of Washing Dishes! Lol

    There are many reasons we hate washing dishes and it boils down to the major ones, it's mundane and tedious, it's disgusting , and most of all, it takes a lot of our time away from doing things we like to do. I was in that same shoes until I invented a gadget that set me free...
    sinkmagic sinkmagic
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2012

    Use It Clean It Yourself

    I Hate doing dishes because most of the items in there are not things I myself have used so I'm cleaning up after other grown people who should know how to do so by themselves since they seem to know how to use them. And plus I hate using a sponge or dish rag they are both nasty...
    Tasia2494 Tasia2494
    18-21, F
    Feb 25, 2012


    I hate washing dishes cuz seem like eveytime i turn around there is another dish to wash and i notice my hands feel they are so dried out..i will put on some music now and i guess i better go do some dishes now.
    Augusttwix Augusttwix
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2013

    Pointless Task

    It's one of the things that I just hate doing I know it has to be done but sometimes I think whats the point they are only going to get dirty again. If I could I would just get plastic plates and throw them away after I used them lol.
    gelroller gelroller
    46-50, M
    Jul 14, 2012

    I absolutly cant stand washing them,

    just the thought of the feeling of food touching your skin makes me cringe. . . And everyone in my house always creates tuns of dishes >_< my only pair of gloves ripped too. . . uggghhhh
    AxelRoad AxelRoad
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 21, 2014

    When I was younger I used to want to wash the

    dishes i would do it for my brother when he didn't want to do it . Now I hate it so much .
    Loving1234 Loving1234
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2014

    New Dishwaser...please

    i really hate washing the dishes. i do just about anything to get out of doing them. i offer to pay my siblings and best friend WAY more than a decent amount...i really cannot stand it. i dont mind putting them away, and once i get started, im fine...but...i just dread dishes...
    twinklenose247 twinklenose247
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2007

    Lol Who Doesn't Hate It..w...

    lol who doesn't hate it..when i was younger i always did then so now i hate them and we had a big family that always came for supper and i had to do them by my self grr hate dishes
    sexyteddy sexyteddy
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2007

    Its Never Ending

    Cleaning dishes isn't a personal story, its just personal. ;) Especially when you don't have a dishwasher! IT DOESN'T END!
    Gene86 Gene86
    26-30, F
    Mar 28, 2012

    yuck.. it is my mom who cook

    and I have to clean it up. my mom cook something very oily and I have to clean it up! while my mom just sit there watching TV and I am washing the dishes..
    tigerrss tigerrss
    26-30, F
    Mar 26, 2015

    I Hate Washing Dishes.

    Live alone. And then have friend she comes over and helps me. I drop the dishes . And it is nice she comes and helps me. But I know she don't like to do it either. But these shakes make me drop the dish. And I hate wash them. Then some time you have to do the things you don't...
    Ladypanda Ladypanda
    51-55, F
    Feb 28, 2013

    I Hate Doing Dishes.

    There is nothing I hate more than doing dishes. I hate doing them at work, I hate doing them at home. I wish dishes would just learn to wash themselves so we don't have to.The problem I have wish dishes is that is sucks to wash them by hand, but if you really want clean dishes...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2012


    It seems every time I finish washing the dishes, 5 more pop up We eat everyday so there's going to be dishes everyday. Can't fight that.
    CharlieCharles CharlieCharles
    22-25, M
    Jan 18, 2013

    I will clean the whole entire house spotless

    but when it comes to dishes ugh !!
    DejaBeauty DejaBeauty
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2014


    We don't use the dishwasher because there's only two of us, so not many dishes, pots, and eating utensils go in the sink like in big families. Nonetheless it is time consuming. And I don't have cleaning gloves, yuck! I hate it when junk floats in the water I soaked the dishes in...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2013


    When I was little, my father was a drunk.  My mom wasn't home very much so I usually had to make the food and clean the house and stuff.  I was washing dishes one night when I was maybe seven, and my mom had gotten in a fight with Dad about something or another.  I...
    tikitikitimbo3 tikitikitimbo3
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2007

    It had become time to address the sinks in the

    kitchen, which had finally given up and sent forth their final death rattle. It was a slow death wrought with suffering; immobilized, they'd suffocated under an ever-increasing mound of dishes, pans, baking sheets, and silverware. Towards the middle layer, there was even a...
    zombieeinstein zombieeinstein
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2014

    I Have Almost Broke Off A Relationship Because We Were Always Fighting Over Who Was Going To Do The Dishes

    Renting a house so could not get a dishwasher, I hate washing up so much I thought of putting one in the rental. My ex and I made a deal that I would cook for her and wash up for two weeks strait every single meal. she told me she expected not to take it in turns after that two...
    CyberDeath118 CyberDeath118
    31-35, M
    Jul 30, 2013


    Nothing worse. I'd rather eat from a box. Well, the only thing worse is learning something wasn't clean when you put it in your mouth! And then there's the rinsing, and the drying.... just yuck..
    Wondrin2Day Wondrin2Day
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 3, 2013

    Ok - Let Me Clarify This

    I do hate washing and would prefer drying if I had the choice - but I HATE dirty dishes and I clean dishes right after I finish eating to keep things neat and clean. But I hate washing dishes because my hands and fingers get all wrinkled and I hate that. That is why I take...
    DeepForest DeepForest
    1 Response Dec 13, 2010

    What A Load!

    I've just finished today's mound of plates, glasses, cups, utensils, pots and pans.  I had to remind myself several times to unclench my teeth.  Mind over matter.  Breathe in, breathe out. I am one with the suds, my troubles drained away. ...
    LilAnnie LilAnnie
    56-60, F
    24 Responses Dec 1, 2009

    Pre-washing Dishes

    My Mom always makes me pre-wash my dishes before I put them in the dishwasher because if I don't then some food gets stuck and I have to keep dishwashing over and over again. Why can't we make a dishwasher that.... I don't know.... works? Because I don't want a $1500 wall...
    Wittyname1234 Wittyname1234
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jul 7, 2010

    I Think It's More of An Ocd..

    i rarely do the dishes..becuase it just feels really gross..espescially when the cold water from the dirty dishes gets on me right after it does i rinse it of with warm water where ever the dish water was...i don't know but for some reason it just feels really germy and i...
    Loganberry Loganberry
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2007

    My Poor Back!

    I just finished washing dishes and my back is killing me. This seems to be a issue everyone has with washing dishes. It's not a entirely unpleasant experience but for me it usually is a painful one. I live in a household of 4 adults, and no one does the dishes but me around...
    Samaris Samaris
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2012

    Not My Chore Of Choice

    I don't mind some chores but when it comes to washing dishes, I don't care to.Something about it bothers me.  Even from early childhood washing dishes grossed me out.I supposed that even then I knew that my hands were meant to do better things.I enjoy being a surgeon and have...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts
    46-50, F
    Jun 15, 2012

    Dirty Dishes Poem....

    Doing the dishes has always been my most hated chore. Growing up, my mom always made my sister and me do the dishes by hand, even though we had a dishwasher! It was always there, but it just took space and I didn't even know how to use it. Looking back, I...
    sizzalvitti sizzalvitti
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2008

    I hate washing the dishes

    so much! So much that before my fiancé and I moved in together I told him I won't wash dishes and had him agree to that. In exchange for me not having to do dishes I asked him which chore he hates most and that I would take that. It is a nice arrangement!
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl
    26-30, F
    Nov 18, 2014

    Yea! This Is Me!

    I hate it so much, I use to call my mom to come visit, (I know she can't stand a dirty kitchen) She would jump right in and before you knew, she would have it nice and clean again... Yes as you may have guessed by now, that got old fast, so I had to make another plan, (see, I don...
    kinkitty kinkitty
    36-40, F
    11 Responses Mar 27, 2008

    Because I Was Never Meant to Be a Home Maker

    Okay, every now and then when I decide that I am going on a "cooking" streak, experiment in the kitchen and try to cook up something good, I always find myself dreading the process afterwards: DISHES.  The dishwasher gets the job done, but frankly I don't have that...
    savior savior
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 30, 2006
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