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05-15-2005 01:02 PM
Good Populace
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Originally Posted by froggythefrog View Post


PS. Thanks for helping your mother out around the house. We adults need all the help we can get. (Seriously!)



Okay. She doesnt really ever clean, though, but I guess Im still helping her out. Or something.



Thanks for all of the suggestions, people. Ill get some rubber gloves, as no one in my family is going to start doing their own dishes anytime soon.
05-15-2005 12:58 PM
Tofu-N-Sprouts
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Originally Posted by froggythefrog View Post


PS. Thanks for helping your mother out around the house. We adults need all the help we can get. (Seriously!)



LOVE IT!! Could you say that to a couple kids I happen to know?



(I appreciate the open-mindedness, by the way - very refreshing!!)
05-15-2005 10:56 AM
froggythefrog
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Originally Posted by Good Populace View Post

Trying to reason with my mom/rebelling against my mom- Shes not a reasonable person at all. Last night when I told her I wanted rubber gloves she told me I could be a vegan, but I couldnt be eccentric about it.



(*sigh*) Rubber gloves is such a good idea.
05-15-2005 10:51 AM
froggythefrog
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Originally Posted by rabid_child View Post

though my dishwashing method is shove everything in the dishwasher -- if it doesn't come out clean the first time... run it through again!



Rabid! Water waste -- not good for the environment.
05-15-2005 10:46 AM
froggythefrog Even living in my very own house, I occasionally wash a dish that has a built-up meat residue on it. It's a lot like cleaning the toilet, scooping up the dog mess, or moving the old bags of lawn clipping out by the curb. The job's disgusting, but it has to be done. The good news is that when you move out on your own one day and get a place that is truly all your own, you don't need to have one morsel of non-vegan food in your home if you don't desire it. (I tend to let people do as they wish in my house as long as they're not destroying the house or hurting each other. Most people are a bit stricter than I am.) One day you will be out on your own. Just remember that. Then you won't have to clean your toilet, but boy it'll get di-gusting.



Froggy



PS. Thanks for helping your mother out around the house. We adults need all the help we can get. (Seriously!)



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Originally Posted by Good Populace View Post

Yesterday my mom decided that everyone in our house (excluding her) has to have two dish days a week (except for my little brother, he only has one day). Before it was my older brother doing dishes everyday, and that was his only chore. I havent washed everyones dishes since I went vegan (or vegetarian, for that matter) and it was disgusting. We do have a dishwasher, but I cant just put every dish in it the way it is. I have to rinse and scrub all of the crusted crap out of the dishes first, and I really, really dont want to have to touch and deal with that sort of thing. I know that even if I ask no one in my family will bother rinsing out their own dishes.

This is basically just a rant, but if anyone has any suggestions or anything Id really appreciate it.

05-15-2005 10:08 AM
bethann Could you just get your own gloves? If you get a pair of the really heavy yellow ones they should last a long time.
05-14-2005 03:48 PM
GhostUser We sometimes have to do what it takes to make a family work as a unit. Everyone had great advice about the gloves and also about your family throwing away their remnants before placing a dish in the sink.

I'm the wife and Mom of meateaters therefore I have to cook for them as well as do the dishes--actually, I don't have to, I choose to.

We take care of each other and are tolerant and respectful of each of our choices.

I'm sure you'll find a peaceful solution--good luck
05-14-2005 02:51 PM
borealis I found a mug stuck way in the back of my fridge with meat drippings in it. It must have been there for years (yeah, I clean out my fridge now and then! but this was way way in the back. )



Anyhow, I scraped the crap out of it into the trash (it smelt foul!) rinsed it out with lots of scalding hot water, and put it in the dishwasher. When I took it out, I gave it a sniff. It still smells of dead things. I am going to run it through one more time, and if that doesn't clear the smell I'm throwing it away.



Not only do I not want to wash meaty dishes I'm not sure I even want to keep ones that have been meat-ified
05-14-2005 02:43 PM
remilard
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Originally Posted by Kurmudgeon View Post

Does the not wanting to wash an omnivore's dishes extend to the dishes they have used for eating veg*n food? Or is it only when their dishes have had meat on them?



What about the vegans here.... who wants to wash vegetarian dishes that have had cheese and/or egg? Ewwwwwwww! Vegetarians should wash their own damn dishes.



I was wondering about cleaning the toilet after an omni has used it.



As for the gloves, a lot of non vegans wackos where gloves to wash dishes.
05-14-2005 02:39 PM
GhostUser I have to wash dishes for my grandmother sometimes, and she eats meat on occasion. I use gloves though. Unfortunately I can't say "wash your own dishes" as she's polio stricken and can't do it herself.
05-14-2005 09:55 AM
meatless
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Originally Posted by Good Populace View Post

Trying to reason with my mom/rebelling against my mom- Shes not a reasonable person at all. Last night when I told her I wanted rubber gloves she told me I could be a vegan, but I couldnt be eccentric about it.





That's absolutely ridiculous.
05-14-2005 08:59 AM
Good Populace I dont like washing their dishes when theres meat, milk, cheese, etc. on them. Most of the time people havent eaten all of the food, so theres parts of meat still on the plate that I need to scrape off.



Everyone in my house is a lazy slob. There is no chance of everyone just doing their own dishes.
05-14-2005 07:41 AM
Kurmudgeon Does the not wanting to wash an omnivore's dishes extend to the dishes they have used for eating veg*n food? Or is it only when their dishes have had meat on them?



What about the vegans here.... who wants to wash vegetarian dishes that have had cheese and/or egg? Ewwwwwwww! Vegetarians should wash their own damn dishes.
05-14-2005 06:12 AM
spehlbaund Yes why doesn't everyone just wash their own dishes? This seems like the most fair arrangement. I wash my dishes as soon as I finish eating off of them. My brother is a total slob though so my mom washes his as well as hers. But if you can get everyone to follow it, I think the washing your own dishes thing is a good idea.
05-11-2005 05:13 PM
rainbow_clouds Get the big yellow gloves! Like the ones in this picture:

http://www.acclaimimages.com/_galler...2523-3250.html
05-11-2005 09:34 AM
FlareKat I think that as a part of a family, and while living with your parents, you are better off to participate in the chores. You can't be expected to not contribute just because your beliefs are different. Rubber gloves would be a great solution, and I don't mind mind washing my omni hubby's dishes at all ( cause I love him, and we take turns, he often jumps up to do the dishes when I am still eating ) but I am sure to scrape / rinse the dishes really well first to remove most of everything.

And just think, once you are out on your own, you won't have to do it ever again if you don't want to!!
05-11-2005 08:52 AM
Good Populace
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Originally Posted by 4EverGrounded View Post

My job is cleaning out the cat box.



wanna trade?

I already clean a cat box, but I dont think Id mind doing another one if it meant I didnt have to do dishes anymore.
05-11-2005 08:49 AM
Good Populace
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Originally Posted by Hummusisyummus View Post

You can come do my dishes any day.

Actually, if I could convince mom to give you my grocery money and I ate at your house then that would be good for both of us. I wouldnt have to clean up after our slobby siblings, and you would probably never have to do dishes again (because wonderful me would be doing them). But I already tried getting mom to give you my grocery money, and she pretty much blew me off. I'll just have to annoy her more about it.



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What about you younger siblings; could they be conned to perform your dishwashing chore for you for minimal payment?



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Sometimes, younger siblings can even be threatened to perform your chores for you. Try to catch them doing something they shouldn't be doing and bribe them.



I only have one younger sibling, and hes a little crap. He wont do dishes unless you annoy him for an hour, or you pay him $20.

Plus hes going to be bigger and taller then me in about a year, so Id like to stay on his good side. Blackmailing is out of the question. Besides, he hardly ever does anything bad enough that I could blackmail him with.



Trading Work Ive already asked an older sister, and she said maybe after finals week.



People doing their own dishes/people scraping and cleaning their own dishes- Not going to happen. My mom has made rules like everyone has to scrape their own dishes off and every does it for about a week before stopping.



Trying to reason with my mom/rebelling against my mom- Shes not a reasonable person at all. Last night when I told her I wanted rubber gloves she told me I could be a vegan, but I couldnt be eccentric about it.

If I rebelled Id probably be kicked out.
05-11-2005 08:31 AM
4EverGrounded My job is cleaning out the cat box.



wanna trade?
05-11-2005 07:32 AM
Kiz I really should stop myself from posting in threads about how to deal with parents. I dealt by fighting like a wildcat and then leaving home at 16. If you follow my advice that's where it might get you. So, um, yeah. Don't follow my advice.
05-11-2005 07:21 AM
Kurmudgeon Sometimes, younger siblings can even be threatened to perform your chores for you. Try to catch them doing something they shouldn't be doing and bribe them.



Anyway, if you go the glove route, just be sure to dispose of them in an incinerator of some sort after use.
05-11-2005 06:50 AM
Azalea OT: Thank you for that well-placed apostrophe in the title, Good Populace.
05-11-2005 06:11 AM
Kiz You gotta start sticking up for yourself sometimes. And since when is family life ever harmonious anyway?
05-11-2005 06:04 AM
astro
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Originally Posted by Kiz View Post

Just wash your own dishes and forget about the rest. If people want you to wash their dishes they have to eat veggie. That or eat of dirty plates.



Not very conducive to harmonious family life



Trading chores with someone else sounds like the go....or wear gloves.
05-11-2005 05:47 AM
Kiz Just wash your own dishes and forget about the rest. If people want you to wash their dishes they have to eat veggie. That or eat of dirty plates.
05-11-2005 05:38 AM
DoktorAtomik This thread has made me realise how lucky I am. I don't think I've had to wash an omni dish once in my 17 years of veggieness.
05-10-2005 10:54 PM
Skylark I know it's gross, but this may be one of the things you are obliged to do as part of the family. I never made an issue out of it in my family, although once in awhile, if a pot or pan or something was really greasy and gross, I would ask my omni sister if she would wash that out for me.



My mom hardly ever asked me to help prepare food with meat in it. Of course, I would do things like pull casseroles and such out of the oven if needed, but the handling of meat was done by others. I helped out in plenty of other ways, too.
05-10-2005 10:02 PM
rabid_child Maybe everyone could just wash their own dishes when they're done with them?
05-10-2005 09:50 PM
girlincircles Try to reason with her and if that doesnt work do a little rebelling. Theres a first time for everything.



I think the paper/plastic idea is a good one. Better yet, you can be the one to use paper plates and leave your siblings to clean their own nasty muck. Ive use paper plates on a daily basis for over a year just because its so much easier than messing with the dishes.



Edit: I know my solution isnt as environmentally friendly as I would like, but until my house gets a better dish washer its going to have to be. I have been using plastic plates and washing them by hand, then using them again. Better yet is when I dont have to use plates at all.
05-10-2005 09:47 PM
Mskedi Ummm... disposable dishes just doesn't seem to be the answer. It's entirely too wasteful (both financially and environmentally).
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