While we were home in the US, I was doing some dishes. You know, how people do dishes right?
I filled up the sink with water and squirt or three (I like it sudsy) of soap and got to scrubbing. I then would put the dishes in the dish rack. My brother came over to me a bit horrified and said "you know...oh wait, I see, you'll rinse them all separately?"
And that's when I flashed backed to when I first came to Australia and I'd see my friends do dishes and they would just take the soapy dishes and put them on the dish rack and then dry them with a tea towel and I thought they were crazy because HELLO RINSING.
Fast forward to now, and that's how I wash my dishes too.
Well, my friends, you should have seen the uproar this caused in my household. The Australians defending their dish washing position and the Americans horrified by the lack of rinsing. HORRIFIED.
And then neither of side could drop it and it was brought up continuously throughout the trip.
I think we finally came to some agreement though: The important thing is that they are dried or rinsed immediately. Australians may not rinse but they dry immediately. Where Americans seem to be less obsessive about the drying immediately and it's the rinse that's important.
How do you wash your dishes?