What chores do you loathe?

I hate putting laundry away.

I hate cleaning out the dishwasher.

I hate cleaning the bathroom.

I love having a clean house, though. You see the problem.

Anyone else have chores they hate doing?

I hate going to the grocery store.

Day after day I plan to go, but then manage to find something I can eat that day to avoid the trip (you’d be amazed at the concoctions I’ve come up with). When I’m down to the last egg and tired of popcorn as a meal, off I go.

I don’t mind going to the grocery store so much, but man how I hate putting the groceries away.

I don’t particularly care for any of what I consider chores, but the first thing that popped into my head when I read the thread title was - washing floors. I guess that’s the one I hate most.

I’m with you though. A clean house is lovely to hang out in. Apparently the key to having a clean house that stays that way is getting rid of all the stuff that makes me happy; old keepsakes that just collect dust, craft and art supplies, single use kitchen appliances …

vacuuming. I don’t know why, it is over in 5 minutes.

Emptying the dishwasher. Oddly, I don’t mind hand-washing dishes, which is what I do with my dishes, but my fiancee puts all of her dishes in the dishwasher, so eventually she’s put them all in there and the only way for me to get clean dishes to use is to run the thing then empty it (and no, I’m not going to take dirty dishes out of the dishwasher and hand wash them).

Mopping. But I like sweeping.

Feeding the cats. “What? You’re hungry again? But I fed you yesterday!”

Gardening. (Planting things and weeding, for example). I don’t mind mowing our small yard

Cleaning windows. (One or two is fine, but if my wife says “we need to clean the windows,” it’s an all day project)


Anything to do with my wife’s stupid animals.

I hate cleaning the litter boxes. Though thankfully, it doesn’t take long to do.

I don’t like cleaning my kitchen countertops, so I try to keep them fairly tidy as I go.

The correct answer is, of course, all of them. But the one I hate the most would be washing dishes. It’s always annoying, but the real hatred began when I did it for a living during my college years. It was horrible. Spending 12 hours scrubbing an endless stream of dishes and cutlery, pots,pans, and mixing bowls big enough to climb inside. And then coming home to wash even more dishes. For free no less!

Yes. All of them.

I think a better question would be, “What chores don’t you loathe?” And my answer is none. If I didn’t loathe it, it wouldn’t be a chore.

I hate washing dishes so much. We don’t have a dishwasher, so they all have to be washed by hand. I do all of the cooking, and I don’t feel that I should have to wash the dishes, too, but somehow, I do. I think I hate it so much because I have been doing it non-stop since I was 8 years old. I’m convinced that my parents only had me so they would have someone to wash the dishes. My brother was the lawnmower.

  1. Cleaning the shower recess. I really have to force myself to do this one.

  2. Mopping the kitchen floor. The vinyl is old and never looks any good, no matter what I do to it.

Dusting. Man, do I hate dusting! I’ll mop the floors, I’ll clean the toilets, I’ll wash dishes all day long. But, goddammit, I hate dusting!

Laundry. With my washer and dryer, it takes sooooooooo long.

Yes. That would be chores. All of them.

Emptying the dishwasher…especially the flatware.

I despise dusting! My house is old and very dusty. I could easily dust every day.