Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Two Posts in One Day

We had another household mishap. They’re starting to become routine which is scary. To refresh your memories before I tell you about the newest breakdown, our washer is still acting up and my retarded Dyson Animal is still broken. The newest thing? Our garbage disposal is broken. Let me tell you why.

I have a lazy teenager. Her only chore in our house is to unload and reload the dishwasher. For a normal person, this would take 20 minutes a day at the most. For her, it can take upwards of four or five hours depending on how much I yell and badger. Last night we had spaghetti for dinner. It took her about an hour to not clean all of the dirty dishes and to shove all of the unused spaghetti noodles down the sink which totally packed in the pipes and clogged them. Then, she neglected to tell us that she had clogged the sink up. I discovered this at about 10:45 last night when I was trying to wash my hands and the water didn’t go down the sink. I turned the garbage disposal on because 99% of the time, that’s all it takes. Nope. All this did was cause noodle water to explode out of the other side of the sink. I tell the Mister and he grabbed the plunger and tried clearing the drain that way. He plunged and all this did was pull more noodles up the drain. Then we tried running the disposal again and that’s when we had a massive geyser. Noodles and noodle water everywhere when the pipe burst its seal under the sink. By now it’s after 11 and we’re picking noodles off of ourselves and there’s nasty water all over my kitchen. The Mister took the pipes apart and snaked the drain with a wire hanger (we don’t have an actual plumber’s snake.) After some snaking and more plunging, he cleared the pipes. He put everything back together but when I tested the garbage disposal, more water started coming out of it. It blew some sort of seal on the inside of it. We know NOTHING about garbage disposals but I’m assuming it’s going to have to be replaced.

We didn’t get to bed until after midnight because we both needed showers. I literally had to pick noodles off of the Mister’s back. We were a mess. I am so not happy with my child that she should be entirely grateful that I don’t beat kids. In her roots, she’s a good kid but this laziness of hers is becoming an epidemic. And yes, I know. What else is a teen supposed to be but lazy? But GEEZ! That doesn’t mean I have to like it.

Considering the punishment and grounding I have in mind for her, my house is going to be the most un-fun place to be for the next week or so. Calgon take me away!


  1. What a nasty combination - noodle water and a lazy teenager!

  2. Daphne~~Heheh. Yep.

  3. I am laughing... but I am laughing with you.

    I have been begging another certain teenager to clean her turtle tank... it stinks, the turtle will die... but her lazy butt, just replaced the filter and turned the pump back on... which started smoking from the effort of filtering a tank of disgusting water. Needless to say, I will have to go buy a new one.

    Then I will kill her.

  4. Anonymous8:51 AM

    Gotta love teenagers, right? My two are extremely lazy when it comes to their chores as well. The oldest has to be nagged constantly to do the dishes. I get so tired of it. Justin is fairly good with his chore (taking out the garbage) but his room is a disaster area. I'm looking for a nuclear symbol to put on the door of his room.

  5. I have one of those! Well, sort of. My brother lives with us and he's impossible! He only has to clean the stove, clean his bathroom and cook twice a week and he does nothing!! Thank goodness he is moving out soon!

    Followed you from Twitter!

  6. Jennifer~~I suppose I should be grateful that my teen's brand of laziness won't kill anything other than my sanity.

    Dana~~I've been tempted to just do all the chores myself because it would be easier but that's would be letting them get away with too much. So, the fight continues.

    Emm~~Thanks for the comment!! I've been reading your blog for a while and I love it. Good luck with your brother, heheh! ;)

  7. What a busy night!

    Well, I was a lazy teenager too...still lazy now but no longer a teenager. I wonder if the habit still stays on?? Oh my goodness, hopefully not!

    I'm sure she feels pretty bad about it too. Don't worry, they'll grow out of it. Eventually! :)

  8. Josette~~I think we're all lazy from time to time. I know that I have my lazy moments. And yes, she felt bad in the end. She's a good kid deep down, lol.


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