... "Apparently you didn't clean the toilet." "What? We did clean it!" "Not the underside of the lid." I spluttered "You have to be kidding me. It wouldn't have occurred to me to do that, let alone a bunch of teenagers."
This always puzzles me. When I clean something, I clean -all- surfaces. Top, bottom, inside, outside, front, back.
I had to train my husband that it was important to wash the outside of the drinking glasses. But he didn't believe me until I pointed out that you get finger smudges there. He kept saying, "but the milk/soda only goes on the inside."
And I had to explain the physics of plates--that when water gets on the top of the plate where the food is, it will run over the rim and carry with it any oil from the food. And the oil will cling.
Pointing to the smeary spots wasn't enough--he wouldn't believe me until i pointed all these things out.
But I kept thinking, "What part of 'wash the plate' sounds like 'wash the top part of the plate'?
When I dust the end table, I dust sides and legs as well as top.