Both films feature arguments about the dishes in the opening scenes. Talk to me about the microaggressions involved in dirty dishes in a household, and how we as a community can solve that problem.
I’ve become really good at doing the dishes, so it’s not a problem for me really these days. I’m not perfect, but I think I’m quite good at doing dishes. We’ve been married for almost 30 years, and after a while, you… It doesn’t have to be sharing. Some people can be better at some things and in some places. So, for example, we have a van, a camper van, and in that, my wife cooks all the food because I can’t. But at home, I cook all the food because she can’t. You have to sort of portion out what people are good at.
Yeah, but there’s something very specific about how fucked-up dishes make people.
For me, doing laundry is worse. That’s more of a conflict area. I don’t really feel like I’m very good at doing the laundry. I’m better at doing the dishes, I think.
And sorry I keep banging on about the dishes, but watching Together and then Together 99, and the fact that it’s a thing in both, had me feeling like, ‘If we can solve this issue, we can solve humanity’s problems.’ One of the things, right, is that someone could be doing the dishes and the person who’s not doing them will stand right there going, ‘You’re doing it wrong’.
But at least that person’s doing the dishes. This person’s just criticizing.
But it’s also really disgusting when Göran, in the beginning, when it’s, I believe Klas, when he says that, “It’s not really clean because you’re using cold water. You can’t do the dishes in cold water.” I actually agree there with Klas. I think you should do the dishes all right, really. Sloppy dishes, no.