Front man: (n.) A man who serves as a nominal leader but who lacks real authority.
There are some folks who like to make you think they do all the work so they can take all the credit. My dishwasher door is one of them. He's a front man.
Oh, he's got the fancy buttons that light up: Eco Wash, Pots and Pans, Regular Wash, Heat Dry, Air Dry....even Delay Start and Start. He's impressive all right.
But the real work takes place behind him, after he's locked in place and motionless. The upper and lower arms that jet hot water onto the dirty dishes and scrub them with their power. The soap dispensers that know exactly when to release their magic liquid. The drain that carries away the crumbs and baked on spaghetti. The heating element that dries the dishes until they are sparkling. THESE are the real heroes of the machine.
But the front man is the public leader of the organization and I guess we can give him SOME credit. He makes the hard-working crew look smooth and functional. Professional and efficient. In today's world, we know how important PR is, and that's what the dishwasher door does: puts a good face on a dirty job.
Today's Small Thing is to give your dishwasher door a PR boost. Give him a nice wipe-down, clean the inside of the door, (especially around the rubber seal), get those nooks and crannies looking spiffy! With a shiny new demeanor, your front man will exude a confidence in the whole operation that says to dirty dishes, "BRING IT."
POINTS: 40 for cleaning up your dishwasher door
What does your dishwasher door look like?
Song of the Day: My Front Door is Open, Hank Thompson