A woman was left red-faced after her neighbour caught her licking her dirty dishes before she put them in the dishwasher. She took the Mumsnet website to come clean about her odd habit...
"Am I being unreasonable to feel shame. Looked up, tongue mid-lick to see opposite neighbour looking out her kitchen window at me, licking plates before loading dishwasher)." she wrote.
"I am not sure whether to be horrified at being caught out red-handed as it were, mid-lick, cleaning my dish before loading it in dishwasher... Or just, oh well, I love my food and none will go to waste whilst I'm around."
"I just can't get enough of the taste and I need to portion control, so don't want to leave anything!"
Most of the people who replied to the woman's post were disgusted by her habit...
"I find it gross if I'm honest, one thing licking yours at the end of the meal, which is just bad manners, it's a whole other ballgame licking congealed crap off of everyone's before you load the dishwasher." wrote one person
"I'm struggling between wanting more information, and thinking I couldn't stomach it." added another.
The woman replied to the comments and added that she's started thinking twice about her habit.