Today's treat is a guest post from Some Guy. He blogs at Some Blog Site. You should read it Some Time, he's funny. Enjoy!
Did you know you don't have to refrigerate ketchup? That's one of the things I learned early in my marriage. And you don't have to clean the microwave either. Nothing can survive in that environment - the radiation kills anything and everything. And I don't clean up spilled macaroni and cheese right away. With 3 young boys, we go through a lot of mac and cheese at our house. There will always be some that winds up on the floor. Have you ever tried to sweep fresh macaroni and cheese? It doesn't sweep - it smears. That creates more of a mess. But let it dry for about two days and it sweeps up with no problems. So I don't clean the dining room floor until two days after a major spill. It just works better that way. And there's no reason to make your bed. Really, why do we have to make our beds? As the old saying goes: "You make your bed - you have to lie in it." But it's more work to lie in a bed that's made. It is twice as cumbersome to unmake a bed, make a bed, unmake it, and make it again. I sometimes don't explain things well and do better by drawing it. I will attempt to do that here.
Figure A: The Standard Making of Beds
This has four cases - close, open, close, open.
Figure B: The Efficient Making of Beds
This has only two cases - close, open.
There are other situations where the extra steps make sense: if I don't close the front door when I leave the house, the mosquitoes can get in. And if I don't close the car door when I get out, the interior lights drain the battery (and mosquitoes can get in). Fridge door - food gets warm. etc. etc.
But what's going to happen to my bed if I leave the covers open? The only reason I can think why to make your bed is for it to look better in case someone sees it. But we don't normally have people over to look at our bed, so it's not normally an issue. We do make our bed when we are expecting people over, just in case they get lost and accidentally wander into our bedroom.
And that, my friends, is why you should clean the microwave occasionally - just for looks, in case someone else happens to see it.