The 2006 Census tells us that in Australia, there are 6,863,624 men above the age of 15.
Of these some 616,033 are in defacto relationships, including same-sex relationships. 3,547,331 are married. 2,700,260 are neither.
The Census doesn’t tell us how many men wash the dishes. But let’s assume for a moment that 30% of those married or in defacto relationships do the dishes at least sometimes. Hopefully it’s higher. And let’s assume all of those who are single do the dishes. Let’s also assume that men aged 75 and over have it done for them. That gives a total of 3,726,455.
So around Australia, over three and a half million men wash the dishes. Maybe not every day (I do it every 2-3 days; the dishwasher takes care of the rest).
My question then is…
Why the hell can’t rubber glove manufacturers make gloves that fit mens’ hands?
I don’t have the biggest hands in the world, but all too often I’ll buy a rubber gloves, supposedly size Large — and there’s none bigger in the supermarket, at least not in the brand that I otherwise like — get them home and find they’re tight on me. Frequently they’re small enough that I can only just squeeze them on and off my hands, and I can feel the bloodflow being constricted as I wash my saucepans.
Or is there a brand/type in XL somewhere that I need to switch to?