We all have them. It's the laundry pile that grows larger even when we're steadily doing loads. It's the house that seems dirty two seconds after we cleaned it. It's the dishes that seem to multiply in the sink.
But there's always one, isn't there, that you just . You dread it. You procrastinate it. Even if you're not a procrastinator--which I'm not. Maybe it's cleaning the tub or mowing the grass or paying the bills.
For me, though, the chore I dread is the grocery. I don't have an aversion to shopping or spending money. I like food. I like having something to cook when five o'clock rolls around. But I know why I grocery shopping. It's the ineffeciency of the whole process. Have you ever thought about how many times you handle the food? (You will now.) You pick the food up and put it in the cart. You take it from the cart and place it on the conveyer belt. You put the bags back in your cart. You put the bags in your car. You take the bags from your car and bring them into your house. You put the groceries away. See what I mean? I'm already tired.
But this is a chore I can only put off for so long, because I have an alarm clock that goes off when the cupboards get bare. Three of them actually. They say things like "There's nothing to eat" and "When are you going to the grocery, Mom?" and "Where's the food?" To make it worse, we have a teenager in the house who can empty multiple packages of food on the same day they were purchased.
So what's your dreaded chore?