Background : Unless you were in a summer hibernation, by this time you should have known that most part of the city is undergoing water crisis. Especially those who rely on tankers. Price hike, water scarcity and no sense regarding our environment has resulted in a sink full of dirty vessels at my home.
Oh! Our maid is on leave today. So on a sunday morning myself and B kept an alarm and woke up to finish all water related chores before everyone else wakes up. He ran and loaded the washing machine, filled all the buckets in the bathrooms while I attended the sink full of vessels. It was full o full. I had to use minimum water for the truck load of vessels. I tried to be as careful as I can , the result was it took an hour to finish. B made coffee meanwhile to refill our energy resource.
I love to wash vessels (thanks to liquid soaps, it is easier). I love to arrange them , clean them batch by batch, stack them up and finally keep them for drying. It’s an art!
< pause > my mom just read the last sentence and her reaction…
< resume >…
Anyway..where did I leave !! Haan it is an art. But you know what! it builds your character too.
My mom is very very particular about few things.
- Wash your plate once before you drop it in sink. Her point is that ‘Nobody wants to see your finger prints on the plate and clean the leftovers. Treat a person with dignity’ . If I see my mom’s kitchen, I always have this doubt of whether the vessels in the sink have already been washed or not. It is that clean.
- Fill the cooking vessels with water so that when maid comes to clean it, it should be easy enough, she need not sit on it and scrub it. Be considerate.
- Use vessels judiciously ! You don’t have to throw the entire kitchen into the sink.
Needless to say my mom and maid have very good relationship. I don’t know how much I follow these but I really want volt to learn these. We don’t need big dramatic events to teach us these simple lessons, it is all there in the smallest of the things that we do.
So yeah, we are building character using vim liquid !! 😀