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SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 7: Palmolive dishwashing detergent is seen on display at Tower Market December 7, 2004 in San Francisco, California. Colgate-Palmolive Co. announced on December 7, 2004 that it would cut about 12 percent or 4,400 people as part of a four-year restructuring plan. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Picture this with me if you will.  It’s a Thursday evening and there are a couple of items in the fridge that you have to cook or otherwise they will spoil.  You don’t want to cook, but it’s all you have until the weekend.  So you start chopping produce, patting the meat dry, oiling up the pan, and whatever else you have to do to really make this meal lit.  Forty or so minutes and a glass of wine(or two) later and you’ve created a masterpiece!

It smells delicious, it tastes even better and once you’re finished it’s time for bed.  Oh, and no worries about the dishes.  That’s a Friday after-work project.  Fast forward to Sunday at 9:00 PM.  You and your partner have been running errands and doing DIY projects all weekend.  It’s been really fun and you’ve enjoyed the entire weekend, but who’s going to do the dishes?  Bigger question; are they stressing you out?

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A recent survey by OnePoll and commisioned by Dawn Powerwash Dish Spray, showed that over half of people can’t move on with their lives until the dishes are done.  Some can’t even go to sleep until the entire kitchen is clean.  My wife and I cook almost every night and this survey couldn’t be any more true for us.  When we cook, I handle the produce and the raw meat.  She follows the recipe and does all of the actual cooking.  I feel that it’s important to balance out the work which is why I pick up a scrubby brush.  I actually love the feeling of a clean kitchen at 9:00 PM on a Sunday night.  The full survey is here.

Wow.  So this is adulting?