Dishdrawer Boor

Has everyone seen the ad for the Fisher & Paykel Dishdrawer? A woman is putting dishes away, from the dishwasher into the cupboard drawers. As she bends over the dishwasher, and then the drawer, again and again, her husband, sitting nearby on a comfy chair, is saying “Dish” and then “Drawer” which becomes “Dishdrawer” & voila, he’s invented this genius new thing.

& All I can think watching it is, He should get off his genius ass & help her.

But on a more serious note, I wonder sometimes if the reason women aren’t known to have invented as many things is precisely because they’re usually busy doing stuff while the guy is sitting there watch them.

For my sister, who has put away more than her fair share of dishes in her life, a very very happy birthday.

Helen Boyd

is the author of My Husband Betty and She's Not the Man I Married.


  1. maybe it’s because women invent things and use them and share them with their friends because they want to help their friends, and then some guy comes along and figures out how to make everyone else pay for she’s been giving away for free….

    yeah, i wasn’t overly impressed with the dishdrawer…. gimmicky

  2. Deborah Adler is the designer of the ClearRX prescription bottle system, now in exclusive use at Target pharmacy. The design vastly improved legibility and function of the containers, something my spouse and I very much appreciate (she is on twenty different meds).

Leave a Reply