The advances in modern technology are designed to make our lives easier.
We have cars a planes to make travel faster. We have hot water on tap, electricity at the flick of a switch. We have vaccuum cleaners, washing machines and tumble dryers No more "Monday is washday". Although, now and again, I have to confess that the thought of washing clothes by bashing them on rocks or up and down a washboard has a certain appeal when it comes to relieving stress.
We also have dishwashers.
Before we moved to the cottage, I didn't have a dishwasher. Or, to be more precise, I didn't have a pile in the dishes and press a button dishwasher.
What I did have was Himself.
We had a division of labour. I cooked. He washed and dried up.
We seem to have lost that somewhere along the way. Himself has a problem with loading a dishwasher. Nothing gets put in with any logic and I end up having to restack it so the crockery has some chance of getting clean.
So now I cook and I load the dishwasher. And unload it again and put all the dishes away.
What was that about labour saving devices?
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