Do you judge people with messy homes?
If you are someone who enters the homes of strangers a lot (i.e., meter reader, AC/heating technician, plumber, etc.), what do you expect their homes to look like? If they’re not pristine like a furniture showroom, do you think less of them? And what do you think if they look more like the “junkyard” scene from Labyrinth? If you judge harshly, would your feelings be softened if the homeowners were apologetic or contrite (“Sorry the place is a mess…”)?
If a house is messy, do you judge the woman of the house more harshly than the man? Or do you think something more like, “They must choose to spend their time on other pursuits more important to them than endless housecleaning?”