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Carotte

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7740 on: March 20, 2013, 05:39:36 PM »
Sponge hierarchy, I have that too, well I mean, I have come into a household that has that. And never leave the dish sponge inside the sink either!
It goes dish ->kitchen (counters) -> bathroom 1 -> bathroom 2.
Bathroom one is the sink and bathroom two should be the toilet/bathtub but since I'm the only one to ever do them I just use the same sponge.
It's mostly a dust/ some kind of dark particles problem anyway.

And for those that didn't knew and are not bothered by it, you can put you sponge in the dishwasher or nuke it in the microwave, it should kill everything and promote back the sponge.

As for dishwashers, if I'm the one to put the cutlery inside, it will be handles up. Anyone disagree they can fill it themself, my reasoning being that how many here remember to wash their hands before putting the clean dishes away? I would guess not everyone, so that when you get the fork or the knife that are handles down, you are grasping them by the places that touch food, with your not-clean hands. And for knives there is less risk of cutting yourself.
Sadly I have yet to find someone that understands me.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7741 on: March 20, 2013, 05:42:57 PM »
As for dishwashers, if I'm the one to put the cutlery inside, it will be handles up. Anyone disagree they can fill it themself, my reasoning being that how many here remember to wash their hands before putting the clean dishes away? I would guess not everyone, so that when you get the fork or the knife that are handles down, you are grasping them by the places that touch food, with your not-clean hands. And for knives there is less risk of cutting yourself.
Sadly I have yet to find someone that understands me.
I understand you.  Unfortunately, my dishwasher cutlery holder only gives me the option of putting the forks and spoons in handles first.  Fortunately, the knives will go in point first. ;D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7742 on: March 20, 2013, 05:46:12 PM »
I like them handles down because I think it cleans better that way.  I do wash my hands before emptying the dishwasher and my holder lets me grasp them below the eating portion.  And since I live alone, I'm the only one emptying it.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7743 on: March 20, 2013, 05:47:40 PM »
As for dishwashers, if I'm the one to put the cutlery inside, it will be handles up. Anyone disagree they can fill it themself, my reasoning being that how many here remember to wash their hands before putting the clean dishes away? I would guess not everyone, so that when you get the fork or the knife that are handles down, you are grasping them by the places that touch food, with your not-clean hands. And for knives there is less risk of cutting yourself.
Sadly I have yet to find someone that understands me.

I just take a tiny bit of forethought and care, and grasp slightly lower, so I'm pulling up by the stem near the eating end but not the actual eating bit. They get cleaner eating end up.
Knives I put pointy end down for safety reasons though.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7744 on: March 20, 2013, 06:31:31 PM »
If I don't put cutlery in handles down, there will be crusted on food on just about every blessed piece of it after the dishwasher runs. My dishwasher is really not very good at all. I'd rather touch the business end of every utensil than have to wash them all by hand (with dried on food) right after washing them in the machine.

However, like WillyNilly, I pull them out just below the eating part when I put them away. The only knives I own that go through the dishwasher are butter knives (and some steak knives that came with the set, but which are no sharper than the tines of a fork and highly unlikely to cause more than very fleeting discomfort). My only sharp knives are my good Wusthof knives, and those get hand washed, towel dried, and immediately put back into the knife block like the spoiled utensils that they are. :P


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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7745 on: March 20, 2013, 06:44:41 PM »
From my friend the college professor--today he graded an essay that stated, for those too ignorant to understand, that racism has been around for almost a decade. I wonder what the turning point was that sparked the onslaught of racism ~10 years ago.
wait what? my brain just 'sploded. I can understand an elementary school kid thinking this -- sometimes kids have little comprehension that the world existed before they did -- but a college student...
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7746 on: March 20, 2013, 06:54:27 PM »
I don't care about socks, but my strong feelings on silverware hurt my family's brains en mass.

They have to be organized just right. If they aren't organized the way I like them it kills me. And I know when they're off. Once, I walked into the kitchen during a party and could not drag my eyes from the silverware drawer. After about five minutes I finally opened it to find that someone had put a knife in the wrong way round. A few weeks ago I spent a week on edge before I found that someone had put our smallest, wimpiest fork(which has its own spot, thank you) had been placed with the good forks. It's like I have a psychic link with the cutlery.

My family enjoys screwing with me over it. Of course, given the number of instructional rants I go on about it...

I think you might burst into flame if you came into my house. One of my favorite things that Gish agreed to donig is just dumping the silverware in a drawer. I hate sorting it. I don't know why, it is an easy enough chore; but i hate it. So now it all goes in there willy nilly and i get a little smile every time i empty the dishwasher and don't have to sort it.

 ;) Or you could come to my house and sort the silverware while i went to yours and organized the socks  ;D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7747 on: March 20, 2013, 06:55:37 PM »
Yup on nuking the sponge. Although I understand a minute is sufficient, I do a minute and 45 seconds each time. Once before I use the sponge, and again after I am done. For those who want to try this, the sponge should be natural and it needs to be wet, not just damp. Don't even think of picking it up from the microwave without gloves. Even then, be careful. It's beyond hot.

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« Reply #7748 on: March 20, 2013, 07:11:58 PM »
Count me in with those who toss the food/counter sponge in the dishwasher weekly.  The floor sponge doesn't need to be sanitary. ;D

I'm not a germophobe.  I work with germophobes and they make my brain hurt.  Where I used to work, they had a coffee percolator filled with plain water so people could use it to make tea or instant cocoa/coffee.  That water wasn't hot enough for me to make tea.  I think the water needs to be boiling hot when it hits the teabag, so I would put the percolator-hot water in a clean mug and nuke it for 1 minute until it boiled, then pour that over my teabag.  One day I poured a little too much water into the clean mug and had some left over after pouring over the teabag (in another mug), so I poured the rest of the boiling hot water back into the percolator.

A germophobe saw me pour water from the mug into the percolator and was disgusted, totally grossed out, and she made me empty the entire percolator (1 gallon with approximately 1/8 cup of boiling hot water from a clean mug in it) and refill it with fresh "clean" water.  I tried to explain to her that the mug was clean and was only used to boil water, so it's very clean.  I tried telling her that even if the mug wasn't 100% germ free, the boiling water poured back into the percolator was 100% germ free.  She wasn't buying any of it.  She said nothing should ever go from someone's personal utensils into the communal pot.

That whole exchange made my brain hurt.  :P
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7749 on: March 20, 2013, 07:22:55 PM »
From my friend the college professor--today he graded an essay that stated, for those too ignorant to understand, that racism has been around for almost a decade. I wonder what the turning point was that sparked the onslaught of racism ~10 years ago.
wait what? my brain just 'sploded. I can understand an elementary school kid thinking this -- sometimes kids have little comprehension that the world existed before they did -- but a college student...

I used to teach a back to school class for older university students.  Some of the assignments were required by the university.  The final paper was on the value of teamwork.  One student wrote her paper on global warming.  She opened the paper with, "Global warming is bad because the penguins at the North Pole are dying." It didn't improve.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7750 on: March 20, 2013, 07:48:01 PM »

As for dishwashers, if I'm the one to put the cutlery inside, it will be handles up. Anyone disagree they can fill it themself, my reasoning being that how many here remember to wash their hands before putting the clean dishes away? I would guess not everyone, so that when you get the fork or the knife that are handles down, you are grasping them by the places that touch food, with your not-clean hands. And for knives there is less risk of cutting yourself.
Sadly I have yet to find someone that understands me.

Oh I totally understand you

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7751 on: March 20, 2013, 08:09:21 PM »
From my friend the college professor--today he graded an essay that stated, for those too ignorant to understand, that racism has been around for almost a decade. I wonder what the turning point was that sparked the onslaught of racism ~10 years ago.
wait what? my brain just 'sploded. I can understand an elementary school kid thinking this -- sometimes kids have little comprehension that the world existed before they did -- but a college student...

I used to teach a back to school class for older university students.  Some of the assignments were required by the university.  The final paper was on the value of teamwork.  One student wrote her paper on global warming.  She opened the paper with, "Global warming is bad because the penguins at the North Pole are dying." It didn't improve.

*whimper* Ow ow ow ow! *BOOM* Great... so uh... which one of you is gonna clean my brains off of the lamp? ;)

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7752 on: March 20, 2013, 08:18:40 PM »
From my friend the college professor--today he graded an essay that stated, for those too ignorant to understand, that racism has been around for almost a decade. I wonder what the turning point was that sparked the onslaught of racism ~10 years ago.
wait what? my brain just 'sploded. I can understand an elementary school kid thinking this -- sometimes kids have little comprehension that the world existed before they did -- but a college student...

I used to teach a back to school class for older university students.  Some of the assignments were required by the university.  The final paper was on the value of teamwork.  One student wrote her paper on global warming.  She opened the paper with, "Global warming is bad because the penguins at the North Pole are dying." It didn't improve.

*whimper* Ow ow ow ow! *BOOM* Great... so uh... which one of you is gonna clean my brains off of the lamp? ;)

And it had better be with the right sponge! ;)

Seriously, this kind of thing is on par with Adam Sandler's character in "Waterboy" insisting that his mama said alligators are ornery because "they got all them teeth and no toothbrush."  But that's (kinda) funny cause it's fiction.  Its sad and scary when it's reality!
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7753 on: March 20, 2013, 08:31:26 PM »
From my friend the college professor--today he graded an essay that stated, for those too ignorant to understand, that racism has been around for almost a decade. I wonder what the turning point was that sparked the onslaught of racism ~10 years ago.
wait what? my brain just 'sploded. I can understand an elementary school kid thinking this -- sometimes kids have little comprehension that the world existed before they did -- but a college student...

I used to teach a back to school class for older university students.  Some of the assignments were required by the university.  The final paper was on the value of teamwork.  One student wrote her paper on global warming.  She opened the paper with, "Global warming is bad because the penguins at the North Pole are dying." It didn't improve.

And that's why there are only penguins at the South Pole now.   ???

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #7754 on: March 20, 2013, 08:31:53 PM »

As for dishwashers, if I'm the one to put the cutlery inside, it will be handles up. Anyone disagree they can fill it themself, my reasoning being that how many here remember to wash their hands before putting the clean dishes away? I would guess not everyone, so that when you get the fork or the knife that are handles down, you are grasping them by the places that touch food, with your not-clean hands. And for knives there is less risk of cutting yourself.
Sadly I have yet to find someone that understands me.

Oh I totally understand you

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