[Noisebridge-discuss] Kitchen cleanliness

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Sat Jul 16 15:20:26 PDT 2011


On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 2:31 PM, Al Sweigart <asweigart at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think reducing the number of plates and things would help. Right
> now, it's too easy to just grab additional dishes rather than clean
> the dirty ones to use. Perhaps if we limit the number of dishes for,
> say, a dozen or so people? (And then kept another dozen or two in
> storage for large eating events. Somewhere accessible but not as
> convenient as the other dishes, like in a box on the other side of the
> space.)
>
> People usually wash dishes in batches, so if you needed a couple
> plates, but there were four in the sink, people would probably
> sometimes just clean them all up.

I agree. This is what made the 83C kitchen work -- if you actually
want to use and soil dishes, you needed to wash them first. I really
love the kitchen that 2169 has, but it seems like way overkill for our
environment that leads to a classic Tragedy of the Commons situation.

--j


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