This has been an issue for almost a year and I am in my opinion, incredibly patient. However, I'm at my wits end on how to handle this and the feedback that I've gotten from my roommates about them being slobs is that they honestly couldn't care less.
Today I said, "Hey, can you please clean the dishes? They've been piled up for 3 weeks."
Response: "They haven't been piled up for three weeks. I cleaned the dishes multiple times this week. Yeah, those are definitely yours."
Not only is this a slap in the face, he has no problem lying to me. I'm sick and tired of everyone playing the blame game. "Oh, it's not mine, it's his."
"Ahh, I'll clean this plate today, but just letting you know that it was roommate X."
I've tried just waiting it out but they could honestly go the whole year without cleaning a single dish and be perfectly fine with that. Especially since I am the only roommate that bothers cleaning the dishes at all or else the whole kitchen would be a terrible mess, this is infuriating. I'm really just one step away from tossing all the dirty dishes on their beds and calling it a day, however, I don't want to be a jerk and I'd rather not make the rest of this year unbearable.
Does anyone have any advice to get my roommates to stop shirking their responsibilities and lying to me directly to my face? I'm just so sick and tired of it that I just holed myself away in my room or else I'd wind up blowing up in peoples faces.