This morning, Young Ladrinka and I had this conversation:
Marinka: Don’t forget to empty out the dishwasher, Young Ladrinka.
Young Ladrinka: I don’t have to do it until Wednesday.
Marinka: Today is Wednesday.
Young Ladrinka: Right, but the dishes in the dishwasher are from Tuesday.
Marinka: Yes, but you are unloading the dishwasher on Wednesday.
Young Ladrinka: THAT MAKES NO SENSE. I am emptying the dishes of the past.
Therefore, our “dilemma”.
Dilemma: What does “Empty out the dishwasher on Wednesday” mean to you?
Disageers: Marinka and Young Ladrinka.
Position One: If it’s Wednesday, and it’s your turn to empty out the dishwasher on Wednesday, and the dishwasher is full of clean dishes, empty it.
Position Two: If it’s Wednesday, and the dishwasher is full of clean dishes, empty it ONLY if the clean dishes were made dirty on Wednesday. If they were dirtied on Tuesday, the person whose job it was to empty the dishwasher on Tuesday is responsible. Also, EVERYTHING IS UNFAIR.
What do you think, oh, wise readers?
One year ago ...
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