Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
How to Tell People Who Own Dishwashers from People Who Don't
If a knife blade is pointing up, it was placed there by a person who owns a dishwasher, because of course the blade won't get clean in the dishwasher if it's pointing down. If a knife blade is pointing down, it was placed there by a person who does not own a dishwasher, because of course you could cut yourself on the blade if it's pointing up, and besides you can't fit as many in the drainer because the handle is fatter than the blade.
Of course anyone willing to do dishes in my house is welcome to put the knives in the drainer any which way she pleases, and I will be perfectly delighted to find them pointing up, and be grateful for her labors, and enjoy having an amusing little insight into human behavior! :-)
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 9:48 PM
I learned that at my friend's house when I tried to put it in her dishwasher, ahem. Blade pointed down.
I'm always grateful when the dishwasher is partial loaded so I can follow the example set therein.
On July 3, 2007 2:32 PMThe BadgerMumwrote... I have a few woodened-handled knives that are my very favorites (chef's, paring, and ulu) and they are never supposed to go in, though the kids put them in sometimes.
But my steak knives have plastic handles so they can go in, and so can the plastic-handled paring knives, but it's always POINTS DOWN.
Because I'm a klutz and will hurt myself otherwise. :-p