Day 83: Cinderella syndrome

So THAT's how they get so clean!
So THAT's how they get so clean!

I was in a rush to leave the office today but wanted to take the time to bring my empty coffee cup and water glass into the staff kitchen and put them in the dishwasher. This would save the cleaning staff from having to do it, I figured.

When I got to the kitchen, however, the dishwasher was full — of clean dishes.

If you’ve been reading these posts, you’ll immediately see my dilemma. What kind of GDD (good deed doer) would I be if I left the dishwasher full.

So I rolled up my sleeves (I was actually wearing short sleeves, but you get the picture) and started to empty it. Then I realized it was the end of the day — which usually sees a stampede of coffee cup returns (or fill ups for those working late) — so I started to pick up speed.

I wanted to get the dishes put away before the stampede began. One of those people could very well be the person who had “kitchen duty” this week and I wished to remain anonymous.

So I ended up practically throwing the dishes in the cupboard and was amazed that no one came running to see what all the clattering and banging was about.

By some miracle I didn’t break anything and even managed to wrestle the cutlery out of its little plastic prison before anyone came in.

It was quite a workout — an unsung benefit of dishwasher emptying. I wiped the sweat from my brow (not really), and rushed to the kitchen door, before realizing that I hadn’t done what I’d come in to do in the first place — put my own mug and glass in the dishwasher.

Sheesh, Cinderella’s work is never done….

P.S. In case you missed it, here’s the music video for David Archuleta’s new single Crush. Enjoy!


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