|Shared on FB - I don't know the original credit, I apologize.|
I saw this shared from a friend of mine on Facebook earlier today. Anytime I see things like this - specifically, use washable not disposable - my blood pressure goes up a little.
If you have read this far stick with me, it is probably not why you think.
I am a washable gal all the way and not because it is the "new, green-living thing" to do. I am not that much of a hipster - even though my sister would disagree with that statement. I have always been a wash it instead of throw it away because of something green. Money. It costs more to buy disposable dishes than it does to take the 5 seconds it takes to wash something. I even have re-useable picnic dishes.
So, the reason this gets me so riled up is because when I host an event with my extended family - they have issues with the fact that I do not use disposable plates, cups and plastic-ware for a party - at my home. (If we are throwing the party elsewhere like the clubhouse I will use throw away, I don't want to transport dirty dishes, that is gross.) They have such issues with it they have brought disposable into my house when I am the one throwing the party!
Now I am told it is so that I don't have to do all that cleaning, and it is just to make life easier. And basically I just need to get over it. Fine, it makes clean up easier when it comes to dishes, but not trash. I would rather rinse off dishes and throw them in the dishwasher than have to take 2 bags of trash a 1/4 of a mile to the dumpster.
Why can't people just think? It might be offensive if I don't want to eat my meal on their dishes! I don't go into your cabinets and pull out your washable dishes when you are throwing a party. That would be bat-crap crazy! So don't do it to me. Keep your disposable stuff at your house, I will use it there because that is YOUR preference. Respect me and my house enough to use my dishes - the ones set out on the table not the ones from my cabinet - I don't care that I have to wash them.