All In The Cranky Family
“All In The Family,” the Archie Bunker comedy of the 70’s had a famous episode of Archie arguing with Meathead about how to put on shoes. Archie claimed you should put on a sock and a sock and then a shoe and a shoe. Meathead claimed you should dress sock and a shoe, sock and a shoe. Their ensuing explanations for why were hilarious.
Today I had two similar sock, sock, shoe, shoe arguments with Mrs. Cranky.
The first was the correct way to enter the shower.
I claim one should enter via the sliding door closest to the shower head. That way you can hand test the temperature without getting wet and be easily able to make adjustments.
Mrs. C enters from the sliding door at the other end of the shower. That way she can ease into the spray feet first and on up to the rest of the body. My way when I step all the way in I get the full force of the shower on my whole body.
“But if it is too hot on your feet, you can’t reach the control without getting all wet and scalded!”
“I know where to set the control to get the temperature I want before I get in.”
“But the shower never warms up the same amount of time.”
“I wait long enough before trying.”
“Then you are wasting water”
“You’re a Jerk!”
Next I go downstairs to unload the dishwasher.
“Why do you load the dishes facing right to left and not left to right?”
“Because I’m right handed, not left handed…you do it wrong.”
“No it should be loaded left to right.”
“What difference, at this point, does it make?”
“The sprayer rotates clockwise.”
“So the spray makes a more direct hit on the dishes loaded left to right and slanted to take the spray at an angle. The right to left dishes take the spray more straight down the dish and lose scrubbing power.”
“Your way puts more wear and tear on the dish, my way is less abrasive.”
“The abrasiveness helps to clean the dish and dishes don’t wear down.”
“Everything wears down eventually…and you’re a Jerk!”
I’m afraid to watch how she puts on her shoes and socks. Probably sock, shoe, sock, shoe.