There are two types of people in this world; those who leave dishes 'to soak' and those who f*cking hate people who leave dishes 'to soak'.
I was talking with a guy in the studio on Friday about procrastination, particularly in relation to putting off 'crappy' tasks.
The sensible strategy is to get the most undesirable thing out of the way first, so you don't go through the rest of the day, carrying it like an albatross.
We KNOW it makes sense to do this, don't we?
We KNOW that it's never as bad as we think it's going to be.
But we continue to leave these items lingering for days on our to-do lists.
I don't have a solution. But the idea I'm bouncing around my head at the moment is that leaving a shitty job undone is like leaving a dirty pan to soak.
Time doesn't soften the grime like you think it will.
You need to grab a sponge and give it a scrub (assuming you don't have a dishwasher.)
Leaving things soaking is messy, and it makes any other sink related tasks more difficult.
Tasks like filling the kettle or getting a glass of water.
It adds a tension to the kitchen experience.
So, next week I start again - On Monday I'll do the shittest thing first, no matter what.
Well, I hope I do anyway.