Jeff Alan: Don’t smell the dishes
Published 5:06 am Monday, May 8, 2023
Many years ago, when I was living in Utah with my family, I had an unusual problem with my family that I had never had before.
At the time, we also had a family dog.
My job when I was living at home with my family was to wash the dishes. Since we did not have a working dishwasher, I washed the dishes by hand.
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One day, I noticed that my family started smelling the dishes that I had washed, which is something they had never done before. I am not sure not sure why they started smelling the dishes in the first place.
Of course, since I was responsible for washing the dishes, my family blamed me for the reason why the dishes smelled.
My family said that the dishes smelled like our family dog. My family blaming me for smelly dishes lasted for a few years.
After living in a home without a working dishwasher, my family moved to new home with a dishwasher that worked.
I was happy because I was sure there would be end to the smelly dishes. Turns out I was wrong.
Dishes continued to smell even after putting them away from the dishwasher.
To make matters worse, my family continued to blame for smelly dishes, telling me that it was my fault that dishes smelled.
My family blaming me for smelly dishes continued for several more years.
No matter how I washed them, dishes continued to smell. It did not matter if the dishes were washed in the dishwasher or by hand.
There was nothing I could do to prevent the dishes from smelling.
As I said, my family smelling dishes that I washed was something I had never seen them do before. I also thought that my family were the only strange ones who smelled dishes.
After looking up smelly dishes on the Internet, I learned something new that I didn’t know before.
It turns out my family were not the only ones who had problems with smelly dishes.
Through research, I found that other people had the same problems with smelly dishes that my family had.
It was nice to know that I was not alone.
Online, I read that soaking dishes in the water can be a cause of smelly dishes. By soaking the dishes in the water, you are allowing germs to get on the dishes. I read that you should wash dishes with running water.
People have offered different solutions ranging from rinsing dishes in cold water to buying new hot water heater and new dishwashers.
I don’t know what dishes smell like because I don’t smell them in the first place. If you don’t want to know what your dishes smell like, don’t smell the dishes.
— Jeff Alan is a writer based in Chula Vista, California.