Q: This study has found that 40% of couples fight over this regularly. What is it?
A: How to load the dishwasher.
And now along comes another study from Bosch, the high-end dishwasher people, saying that more than 40% of couples fight over how to load the dishwasher.
A recent study out of Norway shows that divorce rates there are about 50% higher among couples who shared the housework. That’s compared with those in which women did most of the chores.
61% fight over whether dishes should be pre-rinsed or not
41% clash about separating dishes or cramming as much as possible to tackle a larger load
39% argue over placing sharp knives point down or point up
34% insist on placing cups on the top rack and plates on the bottom rack while their mate believes it’s every dish for themselves
30% debate about placing plastic containers on the top rack to prevent a major plastic meltdown, or placing containers wherever space is available