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Dishwasher by Pete Jordan
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Jan 16, 08

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Read in January, 2008

What I liked: Rather than just recycle material from his Dishwasher zines, Jordan puts together a cohesive history of ten years of meandering travels and dishwashing adventures. His writing is funny and easy to read, although it does get a little repetitive at times and some of his digressions into dishwashing history didn't keep my attention.

What I didn't like: Jordan ends his attempt to wash dishes at a Cracker Barrel in South Carolina. He sees some customers entering/exiting the restaurant and refers to them as a "lard-ass", "pigs", and a "fatty clan". I know people will tell me I'm being oversensitive and taking this out of context, but when I first read this passage, I thought, "Oh my god, Pete Jordan stopped washing dishes because of fat people." He felt so disgusted by the sight of fat people, he just couldn't handle the thought of washing their dishes.

Wow.
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