I wanted to scream, but I couldn’t.  I watch in terror as one after another, they went over the edge.

“Don’t they know?  Can’t they think for themselves? Why do they just follow each other like that?” I asked myself, in that instant when you witness an accident and it stretches time into eternity.

I couldn’t stop it. Sadly,  I’d witnessed this before. I had screamed then. My screams could not stop them from going over the edge.

They are  lemmings. It comes natural to them.

At least its my theory that it does. It must be genetic.  Of course- my lemmings  are not of the rodent type.. They are the sink/man/boy type.

Fortunately, there has been no loss of life, as of yet,  due to their mindless following.

My men are sink lemmings.  When they finish with a dish, glass or utensil, they take it to the sink. (We’ve made progress here, at least they head to the kitchen.) However, if there is ANYTHING in the sink. In. Their item, must follow.  Right over the edge, along with my sanity.

No, they do not check the dishwasher, to see if it is empty. They check the sink, to see if the dishwasher is empty.

The problem is: pots and baking dishes, often have to be soaked after dinner so I can get them ready for the dishwasher.  This does not mean the dishwasher is full. It means a pot needs to be soaked.

My lemmings interpret this (and sometimes in the dark, a sponge in the sink.) as a sign of dishwasher fullness.

IT MAKES ME WANT TO SCREAM. (Especially during a certain week of the month.)

Can I get a witness?

Do you have lemmings at your house?

What do you do about them?  (Besides turning to an exterminator.. I’m pretty sure thats illegal in this case..)

Do you have a dishwasher if full/empty magnet- thing?

Do you scream and yell?

Ignore it?

Tell me.  I need help. At least, I need to know I’m not the only one with a lemming problem…