I hate to admit it, but I am definitely one of those people who does not like to share kitchen space and/or chores with anyone else. I am always nice, but I hate to have to answer questions like,"Do you have a lid for this pot?" "Don't you think this needs more salt?" When it comes to cleaning up, it's even worse. I have a dishwasher that I need to use as dedicated space for pots and pan storage, so it's a "hands-on" deal, and I want to do it myself. I don't want to have to tell where every item goes after bring dried. It's been a long while since I've cooked with my Mom, but she was famous for sneaking stuff into your recipes, and that drove me nuts. I don't know where it came from - I played well with others in the sandbox, on the playground, etc., but I want my kitchen to be my sole domain.