Leaving aside the loss of those companionable conversations between washer-up and drier-up that took place pre dishwashers, I'm annoyed by the claims that dishwashing machines are labour saving in any true sense. After all, they leave you with the worst part of the process - they never empty themselves and put all the contents away (I hesitate to say 'put all the clean things away', since so often the things that emerge from our dishwasher look worse than when they went in).
I suppose one solution would be to just fill the kitchen with a couple of dozen dishwashers, putting them everywhere, instead of cupboards, Then you could keep things inside them permanently, without ever having to unload.
Very sad news … - … *Nelson Shanks, 1937-2015*. Oh, my. The second friend to die this week. A great artist, and an absolutely delightful man. I feel chilly and grown old.
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