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Andy Rooney: The Following Things Are True About Housework

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    Jim Daly is president and chief executive officer of Focus on the Family, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families thrive.
  • 2012 Mar 28
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Posted by Jim_Daly Mar 27, 2012




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According to the late Andy Rooney, the following things are true about housework:

Vacuuming a large rug is the easiest housekeeping job. Anyone doing it gets more credit than he or she deserves. This is partly because the vacuum cleaner makes so much noise it gives the illusion that someone’s working hard.

Putting away the vacuum cleaner is harder than vacuuming.

The single easiest thing to do in exchange for the most credit, is mopping the kitchen floor. It sounds like a big deal but it isn’t.

Forgetting to put the trash out by the curb on the day it’s picked up is the single worst mistake a homeowner can make.

No matter how many times it happens over the years, it’s always a big surprise when a fuse blows, or a circuit breaker breaks.

There are parts of a stove where grease collects that I don’t want to know about.

No soap, detergent, scouring pad, brush or grease-remover that claims to make cleaning easy makes cleaning easy. It’s hard no matter what you use.

An easy way to get out of housework is to go get something at the store.

Whenever I iron something, I think of my mother. Every time she ironed, she said, “I enjoy doing a little of it.” I realize now that what she was really saying was, “I hate to do a lot of it.”


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