For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill, we’ve been instructed to use the words “clean” and/or “dirty” in our posts. So here goes.
My wife gets tired of me asking her if the dishes in the dishwasher are clean or dirty. She reminds me that there’s a small red light on the door of the dishwasher that is labeled “clean” and if it’s lit up, the dishes are clean. If not, they’re dirty.
When I get dressed in the morning and pick out what casual shirt I want to wear that day, I will determine whether it’s clean enough to wear or if it’s dirty and needs to be washed by smelling the armpit. If it doesn’t smell too bad (i.e., doesn’t trigger my gag reflex), I deem the shirt to be clean. Otherwise, I toss it into the dirty laundry basket.
We have two cat litter boxes in our house, one upstairs and one downstairs. One of my chores is to periodically check both litter boxes. If they’re not clean, I need to scoop out the dirty litter from the litter box and replace it with a like amount of fresh, clean litter.
And as responsible dog owners, my wife and I carry poop bags with us when we take our dog out for her four daily walks. That way we can clean up her poops rather than, as some irresponsible dog owners do, just let their dog’s poop dirty up the sidewalk.
We also have double ovens in our kitchen, and when they get dirty with drippings and spilled crap, to clean them it’s a simple matter of pressing the button that activates the self-cleaning feature.
Okay, what else? Oh, I know. Dirty jokes or clean jokes. Dirty language or clean language. Dirty money or laundered (cleaned) money. Dirty politicians or clean politicians. Oh wait. Clean politicians? Yeah, right.
Anyway, you get the idea.