Having a dishwasher just brings me such great joy. I look at the sink and all these krufty dishes, forks, glasses, ice trays, cutting boards, etc., etc are all over the place.
Then I just stuff it all in there, put in a little detergent and hit the button and :: KAPOW!!!! :: 50 minutes later, clean dishes! I am also grateful for climate control and plumbing.
But lets make this relevant to Perl. you know, the kitchen-sink philosophy... throw anything in there --- socket commands, shell commands, functions, string processing and then package it all behind objects with impenetrable APIs.
so Perl and my dishwasher are 2 wonderful modern conveniences.