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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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> 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.<br><br>
This is basically just a rant, but if anyone has any suggestions or anything Id really appreciate it.
 

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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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> 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.<br><br>
This is basically just a rant, but if anyone has any suggestions or anything Id really appreciate it.</div>
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Gloves would be good But it'd still make me gag. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"><br><br>
My mom seems pretty anal about all of this. When shes this anal pretty much nothing is going to change her mind about it.<br><br>
I suppose I could try the whole rebelling thing. I dont think Ive ever flat out refused to do something shes told me to before. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> It would be worth doing just to see what her reaction would be.
 

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Could you trade chores with someone else in the family? You do one of their other chores if they wash dishes on your nights?
 

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Thats a good idea, but I dont know if anyone would go for it.<br><br>
The hardest chore in the house is dishes, as thats what usually gets my mom mad if it isnt done. Other stuff she only really makes us do every 3-4 days.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the suggestions, guys. If I have to continue doing dishes Ill definitely demand a pair of rubber gloves. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/broccoli.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":bobo:">
 

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Ask your mom to add another bit to it; everyone has to rinse/clean off their plates after eating. In other words, they can't just chuck a plate with sauce, two peas and a quarter of a burger on the table, they have to scrape the leftovers into the compost/garbage, then rinse the plate a little. This will make washing easier for everyone.
 

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keep the sink full of water and let the dishes soak before loading them. that way, you don't really have to scrub.<br><br><br><br>
though my dishwashing method is shove everything in the dishwasher -- if it doesn't come out clean the first time... run it through again!
 

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Gloves are good. And the possibility of trading chores may work, too -- you could maybe offer to be the sole bathroom cleaner? I don't know anyone who likes cleaning bathrooms, so that may be enough to sway people.
 

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Heck no I would never wash an omnivore's* dishes. That's just gross, washing dishes. Tell your mom to do what I do and only buy paper and plastic and throw everything away after every use.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
(* or a vegetarians, or a vegans, or my own)
 

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If you can't get out of it just grit your teeth and do a really bad job, in the end they'll prefer you not to bother!<br><br>
Sound advice for life right there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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Heck no I would never wash an omnivore's* dishes. That's just gross, washing dishes. Tell your mom to do what I do and only buy paper and plastic and throw everything away after every use.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
(* or a vegetarians, or a vegans, or my own)</div>
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Doesn't that just make a LOT of garbage to throw out? Plus it gets expensive with a big family.
 

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Ummm... disposable dishes just doesn't seem to be the answer. It's entirely too wasteful (both financially and environmentally).
 

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Try to reason with her and if that doesnt work do a little rebelling. Theres a first time for everything. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
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.<br><br><br><br>
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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Maybe everyone could just wash their own dishes when they're done with them?
 

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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.<br><br><br><br>
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.
 
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