Nothing is certain except for death and taxes. – Benjamin Franklin
Benny was a really smart guy, but I’d have to disagree with this quote, he absolutely left something very important out!
Nothing is certain except for death and taxes and CHORES!!! – updated by Jessica Gibbons
I mean there is no escaping them. They are, without a doubt, a certainty. There is no way you could live your life without doing some sort of chores.
‘Chores’ is such a broad category. There are a plethora of chores out there. And something I might see as a chore, you might see as a fun Friday night activity.
Nevertheless, we all have those chores we love to do. And we all have those chores that are absolute pure torture.
Today while I was cleaning my bathroom, all I could think about was how much I hate to do this job! My hatred for bathroom cleaning has zero to do with what actually takes place in the bathroom. I hate it because bathrooms have so many nooks and crannies to clean. Behind the toilet, around the faucet, everywhere in the shower. Not to mention, you have to use at least four different types of cleaner. Windex for mirrors. Pledge for vanities. Mr. Clean for the floor. Scrubbing Bubbles for everything else. It’s just so complicated…
But, cleaning the bathroom is not my number one most hated chore…it’s grocery shopping!
It takes every fiber of my being to go to the grocery store. I have so many dislikes.
- the parking lot
- the deli counter
- the lines at the check out
- the variety – why are there 50 different types of olive oil?
- the baggers who put one item in a bag, so I walk out with 50 bags – I used to be a cashier/bagger, so I can complain. 🙂
- the customers who take up the whole aisle
- the customers who walk so slow
- the customers who insist on using Express Lanes with 100 items
- actually, maybe just the customers (I’m not always a huge people person)
Honestly, I’m about 75% to blame in my hatred for the grocery store. If I would just take the time on Sunday to plan dinner for the week, and make a list, I probably wouldn’t have such a disdain for shopping. Unfortunately, I do not do this, so instead of one long Monday trip to the store, I make several short trips throughout the week. And I’m sure we can all be in agreement that no one wants to go grocery shopping after a long day of work.
So, now that I’ve had my little vent session, what is your most hated chore?