The Soap Dispenser Dish
I try hard. I really do, but Mrs. Cranky is a tough cookie. I try to follow her rules, even when her rules make it clear that the logic train does not stop at her station. It is not easy. I have this thing about stuff making sense.
Mrs. Cranky and I have differing opinions on the meaning of making sense.
I believe I have already posted on Mrs. C’s penchant for not snapping the cap on the dishwasher soap dispenser. She prefers to leave it open. I snap it shut out of force of habit and well I just think that if something has a cap, it should probably be used for the purpose I assume it was designed…covering an opening.
Mrs. C thinks otherwise.
“I don’t see a need to have to unsnap the cover all the time, and I like to use the residue soap that is inside the cap, and well, just don’t close it!”
All aboard! “Wait, wait for Mrs. Cranky! Damn!”
OK, so I don’t snap the cap anymore. I know to choose my battles.
“Why do you always insist on not placing the soap dispenser on the soap dispenser dish?”
“You mean that thing that is slightly curved and the soap dispenser will not stand upright unless you carefully balance it and when it falls over, and it always falls over, soap gets on the counter because the cap is never snapped closed?”
“Yes! Use the dish, because when you put it on the counter and not the dish, soap residue from the bottom of the dispenser gets on the counter.”
“No it doesn’t, because I wipe the bottom of the dispenser with a paper towel before I put it down.”
“That’s another thing, you use too many paper towels, and it is wasteful.”
“That is what paper towels are for.”
“You should use a sponge!”
“When you use a sponge it gets moldy and stinky. Paper towels are for using and tossing, and if you keep changing the subject this is going to turn into a whole nother post.
If you’re going to insist on using the soap dispenser dish then we have to snap the cap on the soap dispenser; one or the other!”
“Oh, I don’t think so, uncap and dish…both…end of discussion!”
“Jeez, and you call me a jerk.”
“I heard that!”
I try hard. I really do.