really shouldnít say, "Now Iíve seen
everything," because who knows what tomorrow will
I will, as Phil Rizzuto and Harry Caray (take your pick)
would have said, "Holy cow!" It turns out
thereís a website called www.bObsweep.com that employs
Ali Afrouzi as "lead technologist and chief chore
I was on the Discovery Channelís Home Matters program
from 1998 to 2001, cohost Chris McWatt always introduced
me as "The Gadgeteer." But my job was to
demonstrate new gadgets I came across at product
expositions here and around the country. Afrouziís is
to discover that 40 percent of women contacted in a
national survey do more cleaning chores in the home than
their partners do. That, and to promote bObsweep, a
robotic vacuum cleaner.
bottom line of this national survey of 2,000 men and
women by Learndipity Data Insights was that gender
differences still persist when it comes to
40 percent of men surveyed said, however, that they
would clean more regularly if it didnít take so much
time. Afrouziís recommendation, in this case, was
"not to do it all at once," echoing what Don
Aslett ó the "Don Juan of the John" ó told
me in 1997. (See that article at http://goo.gl/S4qpoH.)
your home into three, four, or five different areas ó
and tackle one or two zones over a couple of days,"
recommendation: Streamline your tools.
only have to grab one bottle or tool and wonít waste
time cycling through wet wipes, sponges, dusters, and
the rest of the cleaning-bucket clan," Afrouzi
said. Double up on time, he said, explaining, "The
magic of automatic cleaning appliances like dishwashers
is that they cut chore time in half ó so what do you
do with the other half?
out another one."
the cogent advice, it is clear that some people are
cleaners, and some are not.
say gender really makes little difference.