I have cleaned the kitchen because I didn't want to be blamed for its messy state, even though technically it wasn't my duty to clean it in the first place. El**** initially made all the mess so it was her responsibility, but unfortunately by default it was left up to me to clean the kitchen. I feel that their is a great imbalance within this house where instead of learning how to cook dinner and do other more interesting chores (if there is any), I have to learn how to scrape tomato sauce off a dinner plate.
Furthermore, even though you may consider this petty, I have been left to clean the kitchen far more times than El***, even though she's the one who needs to learn how to pack a dishwasher more effectively if we don't wish to have a tsunami dripping through the house. I will now be keeping tabs on how many times I clean the kitchen in relation to El***, so I can prove how much injustice I face.
Not only do I find this a matter of oppression, but also sexism. I am still waiting for the day when I discover Dad washing up the bowls, instead of mum or I. Cleaning the kitchen would also greatly influence his health and exercise habits as he would spend more time in the kitchen than sitting drinking beer in front of the TV. It would also greatly influence El***, as she needs blatant guidance on how to turn on a dishwasher and clean the bench.
Also, in the future I will probably be left to clean the kitchen when it comes to my own family, so why should I have to begin now?
I feel like there's a big lack of respect in this house when it comes down to deciding who should clean a damn kitchen. In know that initially both El*** and I are selected, but then you let El*** go and finish her maths or some kind of homework which she's probably strategically neglected anyway just so she can avoid cleaning up.
But because I'm the 'obedient' one who's on top of all my studies, I'm punished instead by having to endure hardship. Well maybe I should just 'forget' to do my homework too, and go and sneak off to my room and watch movies on my iPad.
I'm writing this to you because I'm sick of trying to explain myself, only to waste my breath because you won't listen. Yes, it's a first world problem, but I believe in prevailing justice. I am willing to clean the kitchen (maybe) though only if EVERYONE helps out, including El*** and Dad. I actually have others things that I would like to do, but unfortunately I've just consumed 20 minutes of my time in writing this letter of complaint, so I hope that you will consider my views...
The Annoyed One.