Dishwasher Bob insists on soaking the towels in a bucket of 3/4 water and 1/4 bleach. This irritates me to the point of a meltdown every time I see it. The towels sit in this bucket of greasy slime until someone (other than me) needs one, then they fish it out and rub greasy bleach water on all the restaurant surfaces. My head is pounding as I type this.
- Bleach is not a degreaser. It would be much better to rinse the towels in a solution of bleach and water then soak them in dish or laundry soap.
- More is not better when it comes to bleach. I’ve watched Dishwasher Bob pour half a gallon of bleach in a five gallon bucket and put two gallons of water on top of it. Half a cup of bleach would be more than enough in that little of water.
- Bleach degrades the cotton in the towels. The reason the towels are soaked is so we can reuse them and cut down on professional laundry expense. If you shake one of the towels when it’s dry, little cotton fibers fly everywhere. BECAUSE THE BLEACH IS EATING THE TOWELS! No one listens to me when I try to tell them they are ruining the towels rather than cutting down on laundry expense.
- Bleach ruins clothes. Yeah, all those new shirts I bought? Keep your bleach towels away from me because if I end up with bleach spots, I’m going to get angry, and you won’t like me when I’m angry.
Life would be so much easier if everyone just listened to me.