Am I the only one who thinks the clean/dirty magnet for the dishwasher ranks in the top ten for best inventions? I mean, really. No more guessing if those plates are clean or dirty, no more opening the dishwasher umpteen times checking to see if someone else ran it…

Well, unless you live with people who always forget to flip the magnet. Or someone who doesn’t check the magnet and just leaves their dishes by the sink. Or someone who doesn’t check inside the dishwasher to confirm a clean status.

So I guess the magnet’s only as good as the people using it. I sure do love mine, though.

This, of course, made me think of other magnets we need. Desperately. We’re talking service to humanity type magnets here.

  • TP/barren wasteland requiring you to air dry your nether regions
  • well/contagious and likely to cough, sneeze, or projectile vomit all over you
  • good traveller/likely to whine, cry, kick seats, pull hair, or spill something sticky on your armrest

No doubt there’s a hundred more but I’ll leave it at that. Clean. Dirty. Just open the damn dishwasher and check.

Linda hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s prompt is “clean/dirty.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Enjoy!