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Cowboys and Vacuums
"We've done it! We've done it! We've discovered a detergent that takes the chore out of washing and makes all other detergents seem old-fashioned by comparison!"
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New Mothers and Priorities
'My laundry just sent me a friend request.'
'Mum, when you've finished your full-time job, cleaned the house, sorted the laundry, made the meals and walked the dog could you sort out these bills for me?'
'The good news is I just dethatched the lawn. The bad news is the lawn was nothing but thatch. . .'
"You're really lucky I was raised to direct all my female rage inward!"
"She's right here. She's doing some dishes and testing the tensile strength of Lycra."
Tags:relationship, relationships, marriage, marriages, married life, husband, husbands, wife, wives, housework, dishes, doing the dishes, washing the dishes, dishwashing, cleaning up, kitchen, kitchens, phone, phones, telephone, telephones, phone call, phone calls, telephone calls, telephone calls, talking on the phone, pants, trouser, tight, too tight, tight pants, tight trousers, fashion, women's fashion, women's clothing, women's clothes, fabric, fabrics, synthetic fabric, synthetic fabrics, tensile strength, clothes, clothing, room pants, house wear, leisure wear, women, woman, stereotype, stereotypes
"Perhaps you'd be interested in our new hot mowing classes."
Tags:gym, gyms, fitness club, fitness clubs, health club, health clubs, fitness centre, fitness centres, fitness center, fitness centers, exercise, fitness, exercising, gym equipment, exercise equipment, exercise machine, exercise machines, working out, health, class, classes, fitness class, fitness classes, exercise class, exercise classes, mowing, lawn mower, lawn mowers, mowing the lawn, modern life, chore, chores, housework, yardwork
"The doctors said, 'We can rebuild your husband. Faster. Stronger.' But then I thought, 'Hold on just a second...'"
Tags:vacuum, vacuums, vacuum cleaner, vacuum cleaners, vacuuming, cleaning, clean, cleans, housework, chore, chores, household labor, household labour, relationship, relationships, husband, husbands, wife, wives, couple, couples, cyborg, cyborgs, robot, robots, medical, medical procedures, medical procedure, rebuild, rebuilt
And on the Eighth Day God Just Puttered Around the House
Kafka, Age Ten
Tags:franz kafka, kafka, kafkaesque, author, authors, writer, writers, novelist, novelists, famous author, famous authors, famous writer, famous writers, literary joke, literature, literary figure, literary figures, children, child, child angst, childhood, childhood angst, chores, childhood chores, chore, childhood chore, existential, existentialism, existential anxiety, existential dread, meaning, meaning of life, life purpose, purpose in life, absurd, absurdity, philosophy, philosophers, philosopher, making the bed, housework, repetition, metamorphosis, internal monolog, internal monologues, internal monologuing, futile, futility, futile task, futile tasks, futile endeavor, futile endeavour
"I scattered her ashes. Then I changed my mind."
Danny reminds his dad that he had forgotten to pay him for raking the yard.
"It's a shopping list from the raccoons."
Tags:animal, animals, raccoon, raccoons, scavenger, scavengers, trash, garbage, rubbish, trash can, trash cans, trash bin, trash bins, rubbish bin, rubbish bins, garbage can, garbage cans, garbage bin, garbage bins, mess, messy, eat, eating, list, lists, shopping list, shopping lists, groceries, food, shopping, picky, choosy, fussy, demanding, home ownership, owning a home, housework, taking out the garbage, taking out the trash, chose, chores
"Please continue. I'm all - briefcase! - ears."
Tags:newborn, newborns, baby, babies, parenthood, parenting, family life, family-life, new parent, new parents, nap, naps, besotted, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family time, cuddle, cuddles, mummy, mummies, housework, household chore, household chores, chore, chores, overwhelmed, unconditional love, new parents, maternity leave
'No breakfast until you're finished making your bed, Joey.'
"I've just found out what happened to the Hendersons."
"Two English-speaking people to do cooking and all housework on South Carolina plantation October through May. References required. Must like dogs."
Tags:job candidate, job candidates, job applicant, job applicants, job application, job applications, candidate, candidates, job seeker, job seekers, job seeking, job hunter, job hunters, job hunting, job hunt, job hunts, servant, servants, housework, household, households, domestic, domestics, worker, workers, domestic worker, domestic workers
"When I don't dream, I feel as if I'd forgotten to put out the garbage."
'How often does he go on line?'
"I'd like to hear less talk about animal rights and more talk about animal responsibilities."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, argument, arguments, arguing, fight, fights, fighting, conflict, conflicts, animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, bear, bears, animal rights, right, rights, responsibility, responsibilities, chore, chores, housework, lazy, laziness
"I wish you'd do something about the moat."
Tags:king, kings, sovereign, sovereigns, queen, queens, ruler, rulers, monarch, monarchs, monarchy, royal, royalty, castle, castles, moat, moats, pollution, water pollution, litter, trash, rubbish, garbage, junk, floating, clutter, mess, messy, cluttered, clean up, clean-up, housework, chore, chores, cleaning, yard work, yardwork
'You don't have to run away, dear. I will.'