Yes, I did it. I washed the plastic-ware.
I was making (microwaving) my lunch today and saw that all my plastic utensils were dirty. I say “all of them” because I literally have a bowl full of used forks, knives and spoons.
I just can’t seem to throw them away. Partially environmental, but more than that, I don’t want to buy new ones. As I washed a few forks and knives today, I noticed a co-worker watching me. In a pre-emptive verbal strike I said I was washing them for the reasons I’ve already outlined.
I’m sure it looks like a cheapskate move, but in true dad thinking, I thought “well, they’re not broken”.
And by the way, I prefer the word “frugal”…it has a more regal feel to it.