Thursday, April 21, 2011

Does the hotel have a dishwasher?

We're leaving for a little post-semester/pre-Ghana trip tomorrow, a fact I feel I can broadcast since not everyone in the household will be going (so the house won't be left empty (take that, hypothetical thief-stalkers)).

Rachel didn't want to go to bed (and is actually still wide awake...but in her room and in her bed and relatively quiet, thanks for asking) so I told her that she needed to go to bed, anyway, because we had a big day ahead of us.

"It's not really a very big day," she told me, "Because we're going on a trip so we don't have to do any jobs."

"We still have to do some work, even on vacation," I told her.

"But we won't have to do house work because we won't be at our house."

"But we'll still have to work (ie. do "unpleasant" things), even if we aren't at home."

"Oh," she sighed, obviously saddened by the thought that she might actually not have 100% super-fun the whole time we're gone. "Can you just tell me...? Do you know...? Ummm...?"


"Does the hotel have a dishwasher?" she finally blurted out.

This is really only funny if you know that her most detested daily job is...


...unloading the dishwasher.


  1. Hey, I'm 26 and I still hate doing the dishes! :)

    I hope Andrew has an awesome time in Ghana. Where specifically is he going?

  2. He'll be spending most of his time in Accra but will also go to Ho, Kumasi, Takoradi, Cape Coast (just a day trip from Takoradi), and Big Ada (another day trip; it's an island with an Empower Playground.

    I've been drooling over his itinerary. *sigh*

    He'll be interviewing schools/students for the Perpetual Education Fund and also helping do vegetable market surveys.

  3. Aaaand...close parenthesis!

    That's one of my biggest pet peeves ever. I think doing the html to get the link threw me off < / a > ). is difficult to type fast...shucks.


  4. I'm not a big fan of doing dishes, but I'd rather wash those by hand than clean the bathroom. Rachel cracks me up. She's so cute and intelligent. :) Have a great trip!