Doing the dishes can be very therapeutic. Many people dread doing them and leave them out, covered in food, for days. It is actually pretty gross. For me however, I find myself enjoying the work. The process is repetitive and thus soothing. Not to mention the satisfaction of seeing clean, sparkling dishes following from the chore being done. I have naturally cold hands, so I usually use the hottest water I can take without scorching my hands. It is the only tactic to warm them up, plus the heat further disinfects the dishes. Not long ago I had an accident while washing the dishes and it did sour my estimation a bit. I was washing a pot and cleaning out the noodles from the previous night’s dinner when I felt a chill in the oxygen. I knew I had recently cranked up the furnace so something must had been wrong. Making my way to the basement to look at the unit, I completely forgot to dry off my palms. I should have known that water and electricity tend not to mix. As I attempted to diagnose the furnace’s problem, I felt a sharp pain through my fingertips down to my toes. It was the 1st time I had ever been shocked. Not only did I need to deal with the pain of the electricity, but I also had to go without heat until a new HVAC system was installed in my home. I was pretty embarrassed to elucidate my situation to the specialist. I never thought washing the dishes could have such dire outcomes, or neglecting my heater even. From now on I will maintain my furnace, and always dry my hands after doing the dishes!