Happy Monday Everyone! Mark this day, that’s the only time you’ll ever hear me say those awful words. I cannot express how happy I am that last week is over, not only was work stressful (and it will be for about the next 3 weeks, I’ll be forcing myself not to suddenly come down with mono), but I also had to prepare for my parent’s visit over the weekend. Which only entailed cleaning the house and buying my dad a birthday present, easier said than done when you live with 2 frat guys. No big deal, right?
I waited to clean until it was around bedtime on Thursday night. I figured that way, everyone would get up in the morning, run off to work, and not leave much of a mess for me to clean up. When I came downstairs Friday morning everyone was already gone, but I could smell that someone had cooked a sausage and egg biscuit (Anth, so predictable) and sure enough there were dishes in the sink with egg remnants all over them.
Like watching me run around the night before stressed out making sure the dishes that had been sitting in the sink for a week that were actually Doogie’s responsibility:
were all in the dishwasher so the house looked like a semi-clean frat house wasn’t enough of an incentive to be like, “Oh hmm… MAYBE Gizzy did all those dishes, cleaned our disgusting pube-infested bathroom, swept and mopped all the floors, washed the sticky beer residue off all of the surfaces in the place, AND made sure the couch pillows hid the spots on the couch where the leather came off because she wants it to appear to be clean and not look like we’re poor hobos, and maybe I could take 5 minutes out of my morning facebook whore creeping session to unload the dishwasher and put these dishes in there so she doesn’t have to worry about it since it’s my mess. But no, I won’t because I’m an inconsiderate ass.” So, he put it in the sink and didn’t even rinse it.
I swear to you, a switch is going to flip and they are going to come home one day to broken dishes all over the floor because I can’t take it anymore, and they can all eat off toilet paper and magazine scraps for all I care. Housewives are so underpaid.
But anyway, you can see in the right hand corner of the photo a list hanging on the dishwasher. That’s a list of whose turn it is to unload it, when it’s unloaded we cross our name off and write weather the dishes are dirty or clean. My name is crossed off about 6 times, Anth’s once, and Doogie’s bringing up the tail with a whopping ZERO. I was skeptical of the list to begin with because of course no one would enforce it, it’s just there to blatantly point out who does the dishes and who doesn’t, which we all knew anyway.
But, Anth made the list because Doogie is notorious for inviting his girlfriend over to make these huge feasts for the two of them and the dishwasher is conveniently almost always full, and she can usually fit about 1 fork in there, then runs it. And, like a whore, leaves the rest of the dishes in the sink, and her and Doogie disappear for the next 5 days so that Anth or myself (ME, it’s always me) has to clean their mess up after it has sat there so long that it starts to come to life. But, I believe now Anth is seeing how little he does the dishes and how I pretty much do everything that keeps our apartment from being roach and rat infested. That’s a lie, he hasn’t noticed at all. If anyone has noticed it’s me, realizing how much I actually clean up after these stupid slobs.
So anyway, back to the story… I came downstairs found dishes in the sink, cussed him under my breath, decided I wasn’t fucking unloading the dishwasher again, and I wasn’t about to leave dishes in the sink after I busted my ass the night before to get them all done. After frantically looking around for a place to hide the dirty dishes I decided on the oven. I threw the dishes in there and ran off to work. When I got home from work, a mere 3 minutes before my parent’s showed up, Anth was already home and had locked himself in his room to “work”. On my way home I had sent him a text telling him that he better not have trashed the place after all my hard work cleaning it, of course he didn’t reply, which told me there were more dishes in the sink.
And when I got home?
MORE FUCKING DISHES! I wanted to run upstairs, karate kick his door open and ask where he thought his dishes from this morning magically disappeared to, since the dishwasher was still full and why did that provoke him to leave more in the sink!? BASTARD!! But I refrained, and shoved the rest of the dishes in the oven, did a walk through to make sure there wasn’t anything else I had missed, and relaxed for 5 seconds before the doorbell rang.
Although they noted that the place needed a paint job, a carpet cleaning, and the hard wood floors needed to be treated, the apartment got my parent’s seal of approval and we left. SHEW!
About 9:30 Friday night I got the following series of texts from Anth:
“Dishes in the oven, really?”
“I just cooked the shit out of them.”
At 3:15 am I decided to reply…
“Yeah, and you can take those dishes and SHOVE THEM UP YOUR BUTT!!!”
Thank you Stanley from the office for that magnificent one liner, you are a good man.