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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 19-21, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2006

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 Nov 25, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 22-25 2 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    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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    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

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    Seriously?

    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

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    Omg yes! I hate dishes especially

    after I just wash them. Like one minute I was dishes and then the next minute there's a whole bunch of dirty dishes. I'm like what the heck really?! It's so funny because my mom is like an expert at washing dishes. I take forever but at least I still wash them. Unfornately my...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I will clean the whole entire house spotless

    but when it comes to dishes ugh !!
    DejaBeauty DejaBeauty 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Dawn.

    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 16-18, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2007

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Omg I hate it so much.

    😠😫 I wish I had a dishwasher, it would make it slightly easier. Bah-humbug.
    alrightsprite alrightsprite 22-25, F Jul 23

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    Washing The Dishes

    Is seriously the worst household chore! Yucky poo
    justmeand11 justmeand11 22-25 2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Everytime

    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 18-21, M Jan 18, 2013

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    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 41-45, F 8 Responses May 30, 2013

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    Honestly...

    Washing dishes gives anxiety and i throw up :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 27, 2012

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    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 35 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    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 22-25, F Nov 18

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    I Believe Everyone Should Have...

    i believe everyone should have a maid
    veronique31 veronique31 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2007

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    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 19 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    I Do Hate It To A Certian Extetent

    I mean yeah its annoying and very messy and often messy.but some times when there is a lot of company over and I have a ton of dishes to do some times I hate it but I deal with it..Its not a big deal to me.but at work its different. I hate when employes will yell at your for not...
    kingoftheice kingoftheice 26-30, M Jun 12, 2012

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    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 56-60, F May 9, 2013

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    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

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    DanishfromTheMiddleEast DanishfromTheMiddleEast 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Dishes

    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 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2013

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    SuddenRelapse SuddenRelapse 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    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 26-30 1 Response Nov 30, 2009

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    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 61-65 Nov 20, 2011

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    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 46-50 1 Response Dec 13, 2010

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    "I Hate Washing Dishes"

    I am tired of washing dishes.I have been doing them since I was about 10 years old.I had 3 older sisters and we all had to take our turns but still,I hated doing this job and any other one,I just wanted to play. Now when I was a kid I would go into my fantasy world and pretend...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 22 Responses May 2, 2009

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    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 1 Response Feb 24, 2012

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    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 26-30, M Jul 30, 2013

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    Dishwasher

    I  worked  as  a  dishwasher  for  7  years,  So  When  I'm at  home  I don't  care  about  doing  my dishes.
    rockybear397 rockybear397 47, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    Up To My Ears In Dishes

    I have 3 boys, no dishwasher and no one likes to wash dishes. everyone has assigned dishes.
    mountainmom08 mountainmom08 31-35, F Apr 20, 2012

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    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

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    Dishes

    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2013

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    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 16-18, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2007

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    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 16-18, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2007

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    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 22-25, F Sep 27, 2013

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    imgettingthinner imgettingthinner 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 11

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    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...
    catboydale catboydale 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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