I was emptying the dishwasher this morning and the spaghetti scooper was in there again. It's in there almost every time I empty it. So I asked Mitch why and he said, "Oh, sometimes I scratch my back with it." He's so classy. I think I read in Emily Post once that when one uses a kitchen utensil to scratch one's back, it's only polite to wash it in the dishwasher afterward.