12 March 2011

Explanatory variables

I wonder if test subjects were asked to load a dishwasher rather than idly rotating objects in space, women would perform more competitively with men in spatial reasoning?

You call this full?

23 comments:

SAHM I Am said...

Well, if someone else loaded it and ran it, consider it a small blessing that it's one less thing you have to do today! :)

Rebekah said...

But see, there are all the dishes that "didn't fit" left on the counter, waiting to be washed by hand. (Please note, there is no particular man I am seeking to incriminate here--just a general observation.)

Gauntlets said...

It's all ice cream to crime. The heat we're seeking is the same Rhett refused Scarlett: giving a darn.

Though I must say efficient dishwasher loading is something even many women could be better at. :D

Rebekah said...

That's true. Dishwasher loading is a very personal matter.

Cheryl said...

Oh, my, does this post touch a nerve. The dishwasher was never an issue in our house until my mother moved in with us a few months ago. Now, multiple daily dishwasher discussions.

"Though I must say efficient dishwasher loading is something even many women could be better at."

Not this woman. I am the dishwasher loading queen. It's one of my own few personal claims to fame, not shared with any other member of my talented family, and I won't let you take it away from me, Gauntlets.

Gauntlets said...

Gasp! Challunge! ;D

SAHM I Am said...

Haha, Cheryl! Nothing is so satisfying as finding a spot for every last dish. I pride myself in the art of dishwasher loading as well, when there's one at my disposal. Sadly our current residence has only a sink, and the art of hand-washing dishes is one I have yet to perfect...

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Leah said...

I am forever rearranging the dishwasher when my husband helps. But, when I'm the one running it and unloading it all the time, I know where the bowls need to go to get clean.

Reb. Mary said...

I heart the "challunge" :)

Cheryl said...

Me, too, Reb. Mary! I don't remember having ever seen it before, but that was awesome! Thanks for a fun 5 minutes, Gauntlets.

Melrose said...

LOL, Gauntlets your humor is very satisfying.

As for the dishwasher...several times I have entered the kitchen as my dear Lord prepares to close the "full" dishwasher only to fit the entire leftover sink full of dishes into said dishwasher before closing it. He can pack a car, I can pack a dishwasher :D

Rebekah said...

Melrose, YES! That is the weird thing! They can pack cars!

Cheryl said...

Rebekah, do you think it's because the car is one big open space and the diswasher is really two spaces in one and that is a challenge to our single-minded leaders?

Or maybe it's just because they love the opportunity to show us how strong and muscular they are by lifting those big, heavy suitcases.

Elizabeth said...

Leah, isn't that the truth? If things aren't placed correctly, then they end up needing to be rewashed (or at least "spit-cleaned" after coming out!).

I can proudly say that I own the current medal as best dishwasher organizer AND best car organizer. But I let my husband pack the car and keep my prowess in that area quiet, because, as Cheryl pointed out, who wants to lug all those heavy suitcases around???

Melrose said...

hmm, cheryl's idea might just be on to something. Dishwashers are really multiple spaces for multiple purposes, zagging this way and that. A van trunk is one giant open box. orrr.....

"EXPLAIN TO ME HOW AN ADULT WITH THUMBS CANNOT FOLD A SHIRT?!" "I don't know, it's embarrassing." "Right Ray, the JIG IS UP." "Jig, WHAT JIG, there IS NO JIG!!!" :D

Untamed Shrew said...

Yes, Mel, faked incompetence is no laughing matter in this household.

Melrose said...

oh certainly not here either :D That was a line from "Everybody loves Raymond" it's my comic relief....my guilty pleasure.

Untamed Shrew said...

We have the DVDs. You would not believe how perfectly that show parallels my husband's family.

Melrose said...

LOL SAME HERE!!!!!! I have all nine seasons in a cute little collector's item box that looks like Ray and Deborah's house and I seriously think I have all nine seasons memorized. I can quote Raymond for just about any situation in life. lol, how I've longed for a friend that shares my love and would understand my quotes, I knew I liked you U.S. :D

MooreMama said...

US - at least you don't live across the street. ;)

And, btw, happy very belated birthday.

Anonymous said...

You have to make it a competition or a dare. Whoever can get more in there wins bragging rights, etc. There have to be rules of course, like the china can't bang against pyrex, and top shelf means top shelf.

Competition/incentives are a must for those men folk.

Anonymous said...

"Melrose, YES! That is the weird thing! They can pack cars!"


Mine can't.


He is still 99.999% the best anyway.


I am still working on that last 0.001%