Let’s talk washing up, shall we?

June 7th, 2007 · 20 comments

Any note that starts with “let’s” I kind of immediately love. This one was forwarded by Lindsay in Watford, England:

FILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · dishes · exclamation-point happy!!!! · office · U.K.


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  • #1   Austin

    I like the name “Miss Mop” the best.

    Jun 7, 2007 at 10:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   chughes

    The word ‘crockery’ is superb, i think.
    i also think i will use ‘washing up liquid’ instead of dish soap from now on.

    This page is great, by the way. One of my favorites. i don’t know why i haven’t commented before now.

    ~christine

    Jun 7, 2007 at 10:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Chris

    I guess “washer upper” is British for “dishwasher”. I’m so jealous of their language.

    Jun 7, 2007 at 10:44 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Rich C

    Guess I know where my former roomate moved to!

    Love the site! Thanks for the laughs, and for locating all of those I roomed with in under-grad!!!

    Jun 7, 2007 at 10:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   A Lesson A Day

    You know, I never received written instructions on the washing-up process, so I appreciate this and will keep this procedure in my wallet.

    I would also tag this post under “things you swosh.”

    Jun 7, 2007 at 11:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Brigid

    I dearly love all the exclamation marks. !!!!!!!!

    Jun 7, 2007 at 12:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Lesley

    In my head when I read this I heard it in Julie Andrews’ (as Mary Poppins) voice. I was expecting to hear some singing of “Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down” but alas, it was not meant to be.

    Love your site. LOVE IT.

    Jun 7, 2007 at 12:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   joebec

    nice to see your new home!
    and thank god for the “washer up” directions, i don’t know how i’ve survived this long…

    Jun 7, 2007 at 1:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Dave

    I think you should add the washing up soap before adding the water

    Jun 7, 2007 at 5:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Aniche

    Miss Mop?? LOL!

    Jun 7, 2007 at 7:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Suze

    I am SO addicted to this site… but a washer-upper is a person who does the dishes here in good old Britain- an electric-powered dishwasher is just a dishwasher, I’m afraid…. And I agree with Dave, the washing-up liquid goes in first, then gets “swoshed” around… :D

    Jun 7, 2007 at 8:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Sam Leung

    Good stuff passive peeps. Looks like you’ve moved to a more dedicated server and dropped the wordpress servers. Hope you profit from the Ads a little, I clicked on a few to add my 2 cents worth for ya. ;)

    Jun 7, 2007 at 8:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   badger

    Ah Christ! I’ve been doing it wrong!!!!!!!!!

    Jun 8, 2007 at 11:15 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Collaroy

    Wow. Somebody gets all worked up because of 2 plates, 6 mugs, 2 glasses and an undefined amount of cutlery? Doesn’t sound that much… though I suppose it’s all right if you have to do it every day. But anyway, love the how to! ;-)

    … but to how many people has he/she sent it to, for crying out loud??

    Jun 11, 2007 at 6:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Leisa

    hmm, 2 plates..etc. they should live in my house where it’s always at least 10 plates, as many cups/glasses and enough utensils to serve a battalion. washing dishes sometimes takes as much as half an hour (more if there’s curry)

    Jun 11, 2007 at 9:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   RaggDolly121

    um….i dunno what to say.

    Jul 3, 2007 at 10:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   johnz

    Notice how the subject is left blank. Its one of those mystery emails that you have no warning about before you open it…. then BLAM, broadside!

    Jul 11, 2007 at 11:34 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   jerry sizzler

    notice how this was written on Feb 14…
    …sad.

    Jul 15, 2007 at 6:38 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Myksha

    lol i can’t get over the “crockery” and the “washing up” .. too cute.
    (2 bowls, some cups, and cutlery? she considers this a situation that throws her over the edge? Atleast they HAVE a “washer upper” .. imagine doing all of those dishes by hand!)

    May 3, 2008 at 7:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Callie

    FYI, ‘washer upper’ isn’t what British people call a dishwasher. That would be an.. um, dishwasher. A washer upper is a person who does all the washing up (or dish cleansing, or whatever the hell Americans call it).

    Why is the word ‘crockery’ so amusing? Has that one not made it across the pond?

    Jun 24, 2008 at 8:55 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     

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