it made me lol:
Hey, I'll get to the point.
There are two groups of people I’m willing to clean up after, kids in diapers and the elderly in diapers and it’s not that I’m a nice person; it’s just that they can’t and someone has to.
Now the last time I checked, barring any unforeseen accident’s whilst compiling this email that would cause any of my housemates to become dependent on diapers, none of the people in this house wear them.
As I’m not the type of person to point any fingers and would rather just get the issues sorted, I’d like to address the following:
Simply put: The kitchen and the bathroom. Allow me to elaborate:
1. As we live in a shared house, and share dishes, pot and pans, but do not have meals together, it means that when one leaves the kitchen, it should be left spotless – all pots and pans ready to be used by the next person. Also not to be taken from the drying rack, but from the cupboard.
2. The drying rack in a normal household would be just that, a drying rack. But as this is a shared house, see it as more as a temporary storage place for the dishes you just washed, before you dry and put them away. If in future, dish drying towels become obsolete, I’m sure we can look at this issue again – but until then, they should be used for their purpose. I’m tired of putting away or even washing dishes I need cause someone else didn’t.
3. After doing dishes, the counter top should be wiped clean AND dry of any water that might have ran down the back of the counter whilst washing up. Be sure to pick up the kettle dock and wipe it dry too. Hazard of execution are low to none, so don’t worry about it.
4. When cooking, oil and water splatters and spills – not only onto the stove surface, but also on surrounding appliances (toaster), counter top, and tiles. These should all we wiped down to be clean AND dry after cooking a meal regardless to whether you think it necessary or not.
5. When making coffee, any spills (water, coffee, tea, milk or sugar) should be wiped clean. This also applies to the washing machine top that for some reason beyond my comprehension always has coffee stains on it.
6. Now this might come as a surprise, but handling bread in general for making toast or sandwiches, tends to make the bread crumble. Now these crumbs shouldn’t be left on the table or counter top and certainly not on the toaster top.
7. It may or may not have been noticed, but it took me the better part of a Sunday to clean the oven. I expect it to be kept clean. Thus, when making anything in the oven, requires the oven pan and its rack to be properly washed on each occasion– also covered in foil to make your cleaning experience of it less memorable.
8. Now assuming that the counter tops are going to be kept clean, bits of pasta and such shouldn’t be an issue, but for the sake of the argument, I don’t like pasta lying around, especially on the floor.
1. Nobody likes a floater – so check before you leave.
2. Nobody likes streak marks, so check and clean before you leave.
3. Shaving wet or dry, beards or legs – if I wanted anyone’s hair between my fingers, I’d run my hands through that persons hair. As you’ve not been approached by me for this reason, you can take my word that I'm not going to in future either. Thus, when shaving, make sure you wash (with soap - not just rinse) the basin and or bath, and make sure there is no hair in, on or around it, and the same goes for the soap dispenser and floor.
As I eat in my room, I make sure I clean the kitchen before I take my food upstairs. If you're afraid that your food is going to get cold, well then you’ll just have to learn to clean while making food. It’s really not that difficult.
Apologies if anyone feels offended, but if you were offended, the offence you took begs investigation on your part.
I trust that we’ll get along just fine in future.
PS - As I'm probably also in the wrong about something, should you have any issue to raise, please do.