The sink half-empty

September 4th, 2008 · 66 comments

Our anonymous submitter sneakily snapped a photo of the whiteboard at a friend’s house in Urbana, Illinois.

Guys, can we stop leaving dishes on the edge of the sink + just put them in the sink or better yet in the dishwasher?

related: Oh sweetie, I love it when you talk dirty!

FILED UNDER: dishes · dishwasher · excessive underlining · Illinois · rebuttals · roommates · signed with love · Urbana · whiteboard


66 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Wade bang

    I guess all that potassium will make you a pessemist.

    Sep 4, 2008 at 9:58 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   secondsout bang

      I’m guessing someone’s likely to have a banana rammed into his ass.

      Sep 4, 2008 at 10:26 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Eric B.

      Obviously there have been several, if the string of trophies on the right is any indication.

      Sep 4, 2008 at 10:29 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   AuntyBron

      Gives a whole new meaning to “banana split”.

      Sep 5, 2008 at 12:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   hungrygrrl

    Love the checkmark system. It forces people to respond.

    Actually I hate the checkmark system. I started using it in my last shared residence, soley for keeping track of who gave me money for the gas bill, but the Annoying Roommate seemed to think it was brilliant and put it on everything. Eventually including the rent envelope, which worked just fine without checkmarks- the last person to put a check in put it in the mail. Not hard. Never a problem.

    I got back to her with this:
    http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m269/ladykatey/movingoutnote01.jpg

    Sep 4, 2008 at 10:00 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   GhostWriter bang

      “I love the checkmark system…”
      “… I hate the checkmark system”
      “… I got her back with the checkmark system!”

      You know what they say in Addicts Anonymous; If you can’t control it, you’re addicted to it.

      Sep 5, 2008 at 10:58 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Grade Ape

      “your mother”
      SLAP
      “your father”
      SLAP
      “your mother”….

      Sep 5, 2008 at 10:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Canthz_B bang

    Of course, actually washing the dishes was not an option.

    Sep 4, 2008 at 10:06 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   secondsout bang

    I bet this is how the note-writer asks potential dates out, too. And I’m guessing they get returned with the word “no” checked, underlined in two colors, and with his/her name scrawled and another filled-in check box that reads, “I am loser!”

    Sep 4, 2008 at 10:25 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Eric B.

    I am pessimist, hear me roar/ In numbers too small to get your hopes up, really…

    Sep 4, 2008 at 10:26 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Miss Unloop bang

      I guess the “pessemist” viewed the sink as half-empty.

      Sep 5, 2008 at 6:44 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   secondsout bang

    There’s something I love about bananas. They just have… appeal.

    Sep 4, 2008 at 10:28 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Eric B.

    Notice how this note is just for the guys. The girls can stay in mad bomber mode when in all matters pertaining to the sink and its environs, as well as with their dishes and various dish accessories.

    Sep 4, 2008 at 10:28 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Ourhero

      The dishes must have been “guy” dishes –

      Big, manly plates. Or at least big, manly banana split dishes.

      Sep 5, 2008 at 12:01 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   secondsout bang

    I wonder what would happen if the other person checked NO. Is that the end of the discussion?

    Sep 4, 2008 at 10:29 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   secondsout bang

    Maybe I put my dishes on the sink so my friends the ants can get better access. How about that, smart guy?

    Sep 4, 2008 at 10:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Mishee bang

    Funny, I would’ve thought that responder number two would’ve said “Yes” & “We Have No Bananas”

    Not exactly sure where the pessimism comes into play…

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:05 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Quite Contrary bang

    What self respecting guy signs “love” to a note to other guys? That would make me a pessimist.

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   John in IL

      I’ll suck your dick when you do the dishes.

      Love, John

      Sep 5, 2008 at 12:41 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   0falcon8 bang

    I, for one, seriously doubt that I am a pessemist

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:31 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Melisande

    __
    l x l non sequitur achieved
    —-

    Sep 4, 2008 at 11:33 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   aaa

    Guys,

    Do you like me? Check yes or no.

    Love, ******

    Jeeze, I was too mature for that crap when I was in middle school.

    Sep 5, 2008 at 12:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   AuntyBron

      Middle school? You’re a late bloomer.

      It started way back in 3rd grade

      Sep 5, 2008 at 12:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Mishee bang

      Did you sit beside EmmyLou Hayes?

      She was such a whore… She kissed me on the school bus, but told me not to tell…

      Sep 5, 2008 at 1:37 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Martin Heidegger

    Can we stop leaving dishes on the sink edge? Yes.

    Will we stop leaving dishes on the sink edge? Dunno… maybe we will if Name Obscured stops leaving love notes on the whiteboard.

    Sep 5, 2008 at 12:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   Wade bang

      Will we? I am pessemistic.

      Sep 5, 2008 at 6:52 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   Sloppy Joe

    Looks like the note writer is a little THXSANDRA in training.

    Were the bananas fucking delicious, anyone?

    Sep 5, 2008 at 2:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Shane

      Ahem…. Has anyone seen the Unitard? Sloppy Joe needs it.

      Sep 5, 2008 at 10:10 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   AuntyBron

      That’s not fair! SJ didn’t SAY the bananas were fucking delicious, he ASKED if they were.

      Maybe half a unitard

      Sep 5, 2008 at 12:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   Mishee bang

      I don’t want to know which half!

      Sep 5, 2008 at 1:38 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   secretly Passive Aggresive

      The crunchy half of course.

      Sep 5, 2008 at 2:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   Grade Ape

      or the sloppy half perhaps?

      Sep 6, 2008 at 10:58 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   erik

    i have this same problem. i’ve never written a note about it, though. why put dirty dishes next to the sink when there’s a dishwasher?

    Sep 5, 2008 at 6:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Izzy

      But it’s so much easier to leave the dishes for someone else to put in the dishwasher! I mean, you have to open the door, slide out a tray, put in the dishes, close the tray, and bend down to close the door again. It’s five times as much work!

      Sep 5, 2008 at 6:31 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   AuntyBron

      One of the roomies is probably OCD and insists that the dishwasher be loaded *just so*

      Sep 5, 2008 at 12:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   me

      Cause it’s full of clean dishes? lol

      Sep 5, 2008 at 12:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Le Bard

    Now, if you don’t have a dishwasher, this is a no-brainer. They stay on the side of the sink until you wash them, so that you can use the sink for anything else you have to use it for.

    If you have a dishwasher, then don’t be a lazy **********.

    Sep 5, 2008 at 6:51 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   bean

      amen! my roommates drive me nuts when I can’t wash my fuckin dishes because the sink is full of their nasty ass ones. They also are known for starting a sinkful and then leaving it there for a couple days so it can fester.

      But at least we’re adults enough to yell at each other to do the dishes instead of PANing to each other

      Sep 5, 2008 at 12:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Vjjteeth bang

    How patriotic…..knock the dish down(?), force others into a confrontation, wait for their reply, all the while falling back on the “we love u” with a touch of red, white and blue!

    Sep 5, 2008 at 8:51 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Pwntastic

    Maybe their sink is old and can’t handle “BIG JOBS” like “DISHES”?
    They should have used the “FACILITIES” to clean the “DISHES”

    Thx

    Sep 5, 2008 at 9:37 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   andipandi

    Hey, guys, can we stop leaving banana stickers on the whiteboard? Thx.

    Sep 5, 2008 at 9:41 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Paintball "Punk"

    That sign is clearly addressed to Guyç.

    Must be some sort of foreign national.

    Sep 5, 2008 at 10:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   maughta

    The best part, I think, is that she’s written the note in Illini colors. Score!

    Sep 5, 2008 at 11:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   Zsa

      Sorry- Illini colors are ORANGE and blue

      Sep 5, 2008 at 2:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Sophie

    I am assuming she was being tongue in cheek by using the check boxes.

    If not, help!

    Sep 5, 2008 at 11:30 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   thirty six red

    Can we get a little more aggression? Where is the rage? Maybe some threats .45 .38 whatever- anyone?Surely there must be someone, somewhere that is really pissed off about something. This is trifling.

    Sep 5, 2008 at 11:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #25.1   Kalakalot

      Ah, but it’s all a matter of how you parse the message. This message may seem mellow and non-threatening, but don’t be deceived: the author was clearly seething with rage. Allow me to offer a line-by-line translation:

      Guys,
      To the filthy fucktards with whom I am cursed to share a kitchen,

      Can we stop leaving dishes on the edge of the sink + just put them in the sink or better yet the dishwasher?
      Wash your fucking dishes. Seriously. How hard is it? We have a fucking dishwasher for chrissakes.

      Love,
      Fuck you,

      [Redacted]
      [Redacted]

      Sep 5, 2008 at 1:34 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #26   Mongoliangirl

    I think my husband was writing on their erase board.

    Sep 5, 2008 at 1:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Quite Contrary

    The next note will read:

    Guys:

    Can we stop leaving dishes in the sink and just put them in the dishwasher or better yet turn the dishwasher on?

    Love (and I mean that),
    ****

    Response:
    **** says
    ___ Yes
    ___ No

    **** says
    ___Yes
    ___ No
    ___ What’s a dishwasher?

    Sep 5, 2008 at 1:12 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Kalakalot

    Whoops … I meant to reply to another comment.

    Sep 5, 2008 at 1:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Becky

    Urbana!! :D

    Sep 5, 2008 at 2:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Mishee bang

    Funny, when I was a child my 3 brothers and I would complain to my mother that we didn’t have a dishwasher at all…

    And to her credit, she did reply each time with, “I don’t know about you, but I have FOUR…”

    Fucking bitch.

    Sep 5, 2008 at 4:13 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   Miss Unloop bang

      My mother was the same way, except my older sister always seemed to have to go to the bathroom right about dishtime. Funny how even 20 years later at family holidays, nothing has changed…

      Sep 5, 2008 at 6:49 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.2   hamburke

      Growing up, my sisters and I split it by days of the week. Now, when we get together, we decide who wants to hide from the kids most. Usually, it’s the one sister who is childless and s he’s not bitter about it – she just wants a couple minutes of quiet.

      Sep 5, 2008 at 11:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.3   Canthz_B bang

      I got tricked into the dish-day rotation at an early age. My sister showed me how to make a sink-full of suds using a collender, put me up on a chair so I could reach and then convinced me of how fun it would be. :-|

      Sep 6, 2008 at 2:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   Woman on the Verge bang

    After careful analysis, I have decided that the last responder felt the need to point out his “pessemism” because he sees the glass as only half empty – therefore it is not yet ready to be loaded into the diswasher!

    Sep 5, 2008 at 5:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   Woman on the Verge bang

      Sheesh, I’m as bad as the pessimist with my misspelling of dishwasher!

      Sep 5, 2008 at 8:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.2   Miss Unloop

      Maybe you meant “diswasher” as opposed to “datwasher”.

      Sep 6, 2008 at 12:16 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.3   Woman on the Verge bang

      True… or maybe the writer was dissing the washer…

      Sep 6, 2008 at 10:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   hamburke

    I can’t stand when people put dishes in the sink. How are you supposed to do the dishes when the sink is full? And you know that no one is doing dishes until the sink is full? I prefer to leave the dishes on the side of the sink and wait for the counter to fill up. This is my PA way of telling my hubby that he needs to do a little more housework and it works in the summer and winter but in the fall and spring, we get ants and I like ants less than hubby does.

    Sep 5, 2008 at 11:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Grade Ape

    I want to seize this opportunity to pose a question that has long plagued me…

    Does the majority of the population wash their dishes before loading them into the dishwasher?

    I do… and it seems like wasted time… but I think I have have been to conditioned to stop myself.

    Sep 6, 2008 at 12:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   hamburke

      I don’t (I run the rinse cycle if I’m not going to run the load so stuff doesn’t get stuck on) but hubby does. Drives me batty b/c he thinks dishes take forever to do.

      Sep 6, 2008 at 2:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   Miss Unloop bang

    Guys,

    Can we stop leaving bloody knives on the edge of the sink + just put them in the sink or better yet the dishwasher?

    Love, xxxxx

    Response:

    xxxx says ____yes
    ____no

    xxxx says ____yes
    ____no
    __x__ I am a serial killer

    Sep 6, 2008 at 5:33 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   canntain

    At least these people had a dishwasher. The house’mate’ I shared with after I left Uni got bored after manually washing a fork.

    She of the 2 hour tepid bath soaks that left enough hair in the plughole to rival a barbershop floor.

    Wish I’d kept her ‘my eggcup is not an ashtray’ bitch-note. Very venomous, very scary, like bunny-boiler scary. Freak.

    I’m not bitter.

    And she certainly wasn’t fucking delicious.

    Rant over. Loving the site by the way. Good to see there’s (what we call in Scotland) nut-jobs the world over.

    Sep 6, 2008 at 5:42 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Jazzy

    I love the checkmarks…best part of the whole note lmao.

    Sep 8, 2008 at 3:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   fancygrrl

    uh, I thought the signature read “pestimist?”

    with all the fruit flys brought in by banana that might actually make sense.

    Nov 9, 2008 at 7:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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