A Dictator’s Guide to Housework

What’s the household task you most dislike doing? Why do you think that is — is it the task itself, or something more? Taken from the Daily Prompt . As a ruthless dictator I mostly have a lot of fun with the ‘house-work’. The thought of doing it myself never enters the equation. The question is how to best exploit those doing it or to find a way to have it benefit The Regime. Let me give you an example – washing the dishes. So, you could simply force someone to wash the dishes.  The Palace with it’s many meetings and parties generates a lot of dirty dishes and so this work is tiresome and tedious. (And sometimes these dirty dishes are vile. Once when I had the Army around to reinforce their xenophobia, I got drunk with the men and encouraged a couple of them to defecate on a plate. We then sent it back to the kitchen complaining that the ‘steak’ was cold. When I forced the chef to recook it – that’s another story.) But still the dish washer may get some rudimentary satisfaction out of the task. So, you must think laterally. What if the plates are replaced rather than washed? It is relatively inexpensive given that they are manufactured by peasants, and the peasants always complain that they do not have enough to do. So then the old plates must be broken and you can employ someone whose face the plates can be broken upon. You see – it suddenly becomes something of a sport.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Jef Menguin says:

    Excellent title.
    This morning, I decided to wash my the dishes. I got tired of being a dictator.

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