Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Why is there no Kitchen Nazi at this Workplace?

Every workplace I've been employed at has had a Kitchen Nazi. There is always somebody whose job description makes them the boss, or the social club has elected them, or sometimes they just appoint themselves to make certain that the kitchen is left in reasonable condition.

It is the Kitchen Nazi who puts up the sign over the sink or the dishwasher boldly stating that "Your Mother Doesn't Work Here", or "I'm not your slave". They get their 5 minutes of fame during staff meetings to highlight sundry kitchen infringements. They are responsible for the sign on the door of the microwave that tells you in no uncertain terms to cover any food you might want to reheat.

I could have used that sign at lunchtime, but I work from home.

I mostly always cover stuff (and certainly always clean up after myself, after all "My Mother doesn't work here" - I'm it!), but today I was making some toast and remembered a particularly spectacular batch of savory mince I'd cooked last night (and I wish I used a recipe, because although it has many of the same ingredients it is never the same twice). I thought I'd take some from the pot, heat it up, and have it on my toast. I was in a hurry because the toast was already on.

While I was rescuing the toast from cremation there was a bit of a bang from the microwave.


How many Kitchen Nazis do I employ?

...Approximately None.

6 comments:

Crazy Sister said...

I just bought a new microwave, and was thrilled to throw out the old one as it needed a clean!

Givinya De Elba said...

I was thinking as I read the title of your post, "Hang on - she works from home!"

I am now thinking of hanging one of those passive-aggressive signs in my own kitchen to remind myself that my mother does not, in fact, live here.

Maybe I'd clean my kitchen more often.

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

OK, I admit. I AM the kitchen Nazi at work. I re-organise the crockery in the cupboard. I will throw out your container if you leave it there for more than a week and I will put your mug in the dishwasher (even though I know no one ever turns the dishwasher on) if you leave it in the sink. But even I don't clean the microwave - surely there is a cleaning lady around here somewhere......

Swift Jan said...

The kitchen Nazi at hubby's work occasionally cleans his mug for him.... I guess she gets sick of the tea stains!! HAHAHA

I need a "My mother does not live here" sign too...

Leslie said...

Hi waving at you from Canberra. I love your blog! :)

Jen said...

I don't have any kitchen nazi's on my pay roll either. Maybe I should.