Pulling the shelf out will prevent the dreaded “reach in and place the utensil” overcrowding.
Attention: To The Saint, Triple P, and The Thinker,
You all are required to attend an emergency “How to load a dishwasher” class at 6:00 pm this evening in our kitchen. Basic skills will be taught such as placing plates on the top will interfere with the dishwasher’s blades, opening the door and actually pulling the shelf out will prevent overcrowding in the utensil baskets and putting the glasses in an upright position will not only clean the outside of the glass but the inside as well. Shocking, I know. Please do not give your Instructor (ME!) the usual “At least I put it in the dishwasher” line because I aint buying it. Let’s just for argument’s sake say I used the same thought process. I foresee the following in your future…..”I put the dinner in the oven I just did not turn the oven on” or “At least I washed your clothes I just did not put them in the dryer…or fold them …or place them neatly on your bed” or (my personal favorite) “Hey, at least I sent the student loan payment I just did not sign the check”. I think you follow……….
If the dishwasher loading tutorial goes well I may find the strength to tackle “How to get the dirty laundry completely into the hamper” but I fear I am getting ahead of myself. Let’s start with the dishwasher and see how long it takes before all three of you start getting that glazed look in your eyes. When I feel that maybe… just maybe you have conquered this impossible feat then and only then will you all be allowed to take turns refilling my wine glass.
Plates do not belong in the top shelf!