Friday, 22nd January 2021

Elderly parent helps out by washing up immediately next to dishwasher

AN elderly parent is helping at Christmas by doing the washing up while standing three feet away from a dishwasher. 

Susan Traherne entered her adult daughter’s kitchen, spotted a large pile of unwashed dishes, sighed, rolled up her sleeves and started long-sufferingly and needlessly scrubbing. 

She said: “Who Kerry thinks is going to do all these dishes I don’t know. The washing-up fairy? 

“I suppose she has put us up for three days, and done all the cooking, and given us her bedroom and that, so I don’t mind doing my share. Though why she can’t wash up as she goes I’ll never understand. 

“Surely they can hear me clinking around in here. I’m surprised nobody’s come to help. Kerry? Kerry?

“Dishwasher? What dishwasher? Well I didn’t know, I thought it was a cupboard. If you want to help get that tea towel and start doing some drying.”