If you spend enough time with another person, you’re bound to discover their little quirks and eccentricities.
For example, this weekend I learned that Becky brings her own washcloths on vacation with her – and sometimes leaves them behind when she goes. Becky learned that I am perfectly normal in every way. Which is unusual, I have to admit.
I’m used to this. It’s part of the fun of getting to know people better.
And yet, I was completely unprepared for what I learned Sunday morning as we were prepare to leave our borrowed house.
This is how I, and everyone I have ever known, loads a dishwasher:
Notice how you can’t see the little plastic spokes that stick up in the top rack? That’s because they are holding the cups upright and in place – like they’re supposed to do! Everyone knows that’s what those plastic sticky uppy spoke-like things are for.
This is how Becky loads a dishwasher.
Now, you might not be able to tell by the above pictures but her way is very different from my way. While I use the plastic sticky uppy things to anchor the glasses, she uses them as – I don’t know. Row dividers? Guidelines?
She puts the dishes between the plastic sticky uppy things. And? They don’t blow all over the place when the dishwasher runs!
I was stunned.
I’d never known that this was done. Or even possible!
All this time I assumed everyone loaded the dishwasher the way I did. But, lo, no. Apparently there are two schools of thought on top rack loading.
So, Internet. I need you to tell me – tell us – who is doing it right?