Economics Major Employs Trickle Down Method When Washing Dishes

A pile of dishes patiently waiting for someone else to do them

Sophomore Jesse Burns has taken to letting the “trickle down method” take care of the dirty dishes accumulating in their house’s sink.

“They talked about it in my econ lecture, and I was like, hey, cool, this is going to really make a dent in my dishwashing time,” commented Burns when asked where the idea originated from.

Burns went on to describe in detail the inner workings of the method in his house’s kitchen sink. After stacking all the house’s dirty dishes in one half of the sink, Burns scrubs the top dish profusely, dousing it in soap and water. Whatever makes it to the bottom determines how many dishes are usable for the day.

“The dishes at the top do all the work. They really provide for the whole sink, and the whole house. The dishes at the bottom are never moved to the top, and they don’t need to be, because the top dishes are able to get so much soap and water that the lower dishes are taken care of,” commented housemate Johnny Lin, a staunch supporter of Burns’ trickle-down method.

“I haven’t seen the blue plate in ages, though, and I think it’s because it is still waiting for soap to trickle down from the top,” commented housemate Kelsey Dash. “I’m not sure this is entirely effective.”

 At press time, Burns’ housemates expressed concern that the plates at the top were instead hoarding all of the cleaning supplies.

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