Monday, August 18, 2008

The back breaker

I've been tagged by Nick with this - to write about household chores I hate. This is an interesting topic for discussion - especially since a guy tagged me with it. I've been reading other people's blogs about this whole household chores things and I must say that I've been quite pleasantly surprised! Everyone enjoys doing one chore or another, but there's always that pet peeve of a household chore.

For me, I'd be in seventh heaven if I had a maid who would cater to all my whims and fancies and I didn't have to do any kind of household chore. But since I don't have one, I help my wife with the housechores now and then. I usually clean the dishes and I must say I'm a pro at it. I've been doing it for over 20 years and I foresee that I'll be at it for many more years to come (at least until Adelle is old enough to for me to pass the torch to!). Sometimes, I'll do the vacuuming, or clean the bathroom, or the electrical appliances, or put clothes into the washing machine and hang them out to dry.

I'm also the designated ironing person (yes, I usually iron both mine and my wife's clothes) and Adelle's porridge cook. I'm also the official cockroach killer. Every time my wife spots a coackroach scurrying around in the kitchen, she'll call me and I'll come rushing with my weapon of choice: the slipper. Then, the cockroach and I dance around a little: me trying to get it into a position which would offer me a good, clean kill; the cockroach trying its best to run behind some cover. It's an ego-boosting job (my wife always calls me 'hero' after a succesful battle with one) but it's one job I'm not very fond of, especially since I'm actually terrified of those pesky pests.

But, if I had to choose one chore that I'd rather not do, it's mopping. Small, three-letter word but oh, so bothersome. You see, I'm rather tall, you see. And the thing with anything that has a stick attached to it is that they're designed for the 'average' person, and like I said, in terms of height, I'm not exactly average. So, it's a back-breaking to mop, plunge the mop into the bucket, squeeze the mop, and then repeat the whole process countless of times. Living in a double-storey house doesn't help things very much, and neither does mopping the whole place twice - absolutely necessary to make the floor have that nice, clean feeling (just goes to show how dirty the floor can become, eh?). So, if I'm required to the mop the house, I'd usually drag my feet and put on my mopey face.

But here's the thing: household chores - if you don't do them, who will? It's your house.


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7 comments:

maslight said...

Lol...XD perry hates mopping XD

oh but I gotta salute u for killing roaches, XD since u're scared of em XD

skyjuice7 said...

If I had to choose only one household chore, that'd be doing the dishes. I don't mind mopping since I hate walking on unclean floors. I hate ironing, though.

chegu carol said...

kau pakai selipar...i use my Women's Weekly magazine...hahah...kasi aim saja itu magazine on top of the cockroach when it stands still on the floor.

Nick Phillips said...

When it comes to things such as cockroaches or beetles, then I'd have to say my wife is the 'man' of the house cos the moment I spot them, I'll be jumping up and down screaming her name to come 'save' me! LOL! I'm terrified of the critters ...

Nick Phillips said...

Oh and I think I misunderstood your comment about the diva list thingy. You can always go to Shemah's site and get the masterlist from her and use that instead of mine, that will work so much easier than my list :D

something purple said...

Thanks for doing the tag, added you up in the masterlist.

Perry said...

maslight: no choice. wife won't do it, so terpaksa jadi hero. kunun...

skyjuice: so next time you can mop my whole house la...but must be two times!

nick: tell me about it. but, my mom just slaps them using her bare hands! errrgghh!!! i'm in awe of her whenever she does that.

 
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