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Old 10-16-2019, 08:49 PM
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My wife is pretty awesome all around. She is a bit of a slob ... okay maybe more than a bit. But other than that it's had to find anything to complain about. And she puts up with my shit, which is no small accomplishment.

Oddly enough, she is a fabulous housekeeper on a boat. Just not in the HOUSE.
Old 10-16-2019, 11:03 PM
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At least she takes out the garbage, mine just keeps piling more on top. Even after each new piece just slides onto the floor it is not her problem, to her it is supposed to be empty. Being that I am retired and she works 40 hours on three long weekend shifts and is keeping our three year old granddaughter the other four days of the week I guess I can help by taking out the garbage.
Old 10-17-2019, 02:20 AM
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As I write this, there are four kitchen towels hanging on the oven door handle. Why four you ask? Because the two on the bottom are wet and she wanted dry ones to wipe her hands on. The laundry room is five feet away, right on the other side of the door. Why not throw the wet ones in the laundry basket? Because the oven will dry them out. Which, of course it won't because the two new ones on top are now damp. Now there are four towels of varying degrees of dampness hanging there.

Speaking of the kitchen (well, sorta speaking of the kitchen), who needs two large drawers full of Tupperware, Glad, and Ziplock storage containers? Literally dozens and dozens of containers. We don't have that much leftover food to store. Hell, four families don't have that much leftover food that needs to be put up.

Oh well, her kitchen, her rules.
Makes me f'n crazy. Wants to keep and store every container from Chinese carry-out food. Thank god I'm in charge of the kitchen now. The supply is slowly going away.
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First thing that comes to mind is. Scrapping things off the cutting board with the sharp side of the knife.
Also the thermostat "I'm cold"=turn to 80°, "I'm hot"=turn to 68°...........and repeat.
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Doesn’t drink coffee. So that means she failed to inform me that we were out of coffee filters. After using the last handful we had to make Halloween crafts with the kids. And then questions why I’m irritable this morning. Already a half pot behind quota.
Old 10-17-2019, 05:28 AM
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Leaves clutter everywhere. Old mail, magazines, kitchen stuff, art supplies.
all I have in the kitchen is my vacum packager. THAT has to go in the basement to keep the counter clear.
She always tells me to get a better boat when I'm shopping for one and honestly, I think she may be the only person I could live with. 35 years now.
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Doesn’t drink coffee. So that means she failed to inform me that we were out of coffee filters. After using the last handful we had to make Halloween crafts with the kids. And then questions why I’m irritable this morning. Already a half pot behind quota.
Unforgivable. Almost as bad as using up all the Duke's.

I really thought I was alone in the struggle but it's obvious women are all the same. Our small recycling can sits just outside the door leading to the garage, beside the beer fridge. Shell put an entire Amazon box on top of it, not broken down because she knows I'll deal with it.

But she puts up with me so I'll keep her.
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Unforgivable. Almost as bad as using up all the Duke's.

I really thought I was alone in the struggle but it's obvious women are all the same. Our small recycling can sits just outside the door leading to the garage, beside the beer fridge. Shell put an entire Amazon box on top of it, not broken down because she knows I'll deal with it.

But she puts up with me so I'll keep her.
My struggle of late has been getting her to not put random trash in the boxes. I will gladly handle the boxes, but don't make me empty out all the crap out of them that could have gone elsewhere. I just take the cardboard to work and throw it in the compactor about 20' from where I park, but not the trash.
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Yeah mine randomly decided to stop putting things in the recycling altogether, so shell stuff whole cardboard boxes in the actual trash can under the sink, so when I go to throw something away it's full with 1 or 2 cardboard boxes.



When I point out all these things that just end up causing me unnecessary extra work and/or a headache, the excuse is generally because we have kids. I used to respond that she was a slob before kids but that's lost its effectiveness so I just sigh and take care of whatever it is.

It really is like cleaning up behind a teenager. But, if that's the only thing I can complain about life is good.

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Makes me f'n crazy. Wants to keep and store every container from Chinese carry-out food. Thank god I'm in charge of the kitchen now. The supply is slowly going away.
I always find plastic spoons/forks and cheap containers in the sink. I throw that shit out.
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When unlocking a dead bolt and leaving the key in the lock (house to garage) turns the key from 12 o'clock to 9 o'clock but does not turn it back to the 12 o'clock position.
Not really a bad thing to get on my nerves but why not turn the key back to 12?

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Using the stairs as shelves. Constantly putting stuff on the stairs and God forbid you take your eyes off of the stairs when your walking down.
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I don't mind (ok, sometimes I do) doing projects around the house. Its part of homeownership. Paint the hallway, replace the toilet, hang a new light fixture... EVERY TIME, I hear "It won't take you long. Maybe 1/2 hour..." or some other predetermined time. I am not a professional plumber etc. I sell insurance. I can do those jobs, but it takes me longer, so when that 1/2 hour job takes an hour, I hear "Why is it taking so long?"

I also get "I'll help" with some jobs, like raking leaves or weeding the flower beds. This means that 5 minutes into the job, the kids will need something, she'll need water, she'll have to move the laundry, or get sunscreen, etc and will not return. I will be out doing the job for however long it takes... but will later hear from her "I helped".
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My wife has been in an argument with the dishwasher since we have met. It always wins. She seems to believe that it is packed with honey badgers that will come out a scour dried on lasagna cheese etc. She completely overloads it with dishes that just dont stand a chance and then is shocked when they arent clean. lol. She then proceeds to laugh at me when I hand wash heavily soiled things and load it "normally". But when I do the dishes, the washer only runs once.

Is the default position for the door the open position. I do most of the cooking. Sometimes I have quite a few things going. My wife will come into the kitchen to "help" and leave the goddam dishwasher door open. It would be a waste of my breath to say anything about it.
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"LOSING" stuff - DAILY! Can't find her cellphone, can't find her jacket (she has a tendency to leave a "complimentary" jacket at a restaurant fairly often! We stopped at TWO restaurants the other day for her to look in their "Lost & Found" for a jacket I found in the closet that night - which has her NAME on a tag where the label is!), expects ME to ALWAYS have her (or BOTH!) cars on "FULL" (had to put gas in one this morning for her to go to Williamsburg!). After she retired in June, I FINALLY got her to start cleaning the cat's litter box - without blowin' lunch in the process! I am giving her "remedial classes" on how to do laundry - COOKING is NEXT!

I guess our 22 years (in Dec.) together is starting to take it's toll!

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Really nothing. We both try to put each other first so that usually means we try to out do each other. I keep a clean and neat house inside and he keeps up the outside. When he works a lot I try to keep up the outside for him. I am a housewife but when I’m exhausted from taking care of grandkid or parents he pitches in on the housework. Couldn't ask for a more perfect husband!
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Our garage doors are around the back of the house and when I'm hope I leave them open except in the winter. I will go outside to do something and come back and the garage door will be closed. I got pissed off about it enough so I put in a keypad now but even if I just go down to get gas in the car/truck she will close the door as soon as I leave. We have in the past gotten a opossum, squirrel, and a snake but I took care of all of them without that much effort. It was 3 cases of a problem in 30+ years so what are the odds it will happen again??

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She is somewhere on a forum right now complaining about a husband who always leaves the garage door open. "We don't run a wildlife refuge!"
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This thread is hilariously theraputic. Scouts honor, my wife is freaking awesome. But some of the stuff you guys are putting out there seem to collectively help us guys remember we're in fact not insane. Keeping receipts that she won't ever look at again, check. Hates being late but can't get out the door on time, check. Whole cardboard box on top of the recycle, check.
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I really need to stop, but since this just came up I can't help it.

Just switched cars with my wife so she could pick up a bunch of kids after school...

In my car is an umbrella and my travel coffee mug from the AM.
In her car... two umbrellas, 2 pairs of shoes, 6 books, a bag with "something" in it (I won't look), her lunch bag from yesterday (with half an apple), 2 empty juice boxes, 3 water bottles (1 full, 2 empty), and piles of school papers (worksheet type for her 1st and 2nd grade students). In the back are two grocery store bags full of grocery bags to be recycled, three folding chairs, a field hockey stick, another book bag, and three winter gloves.
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I feel this may be a common one, but she always seems to be surprised when we get to where we are going. When we get to where we are going I put the vehicle in park, turn the key to off, pull key out, unbuckle seatbelt, open door and get out. Then I stand there for anywhere from one minute to ten minutes. Every single time. She will look up from her phone to realize we have arrived at our destination once I close the door. "Oh, we are home?" "Yes, the driving in our neighborhood for the last quarter mile may have been a hint." Then it will be some time to put everything that had to be out for the ride back into the pocket book. Phone, lipstick, pen and pad, phone charger, hairbrush, etc. Then she will have to collect whatever drink(s) and or food she had with her. Then get her sweatshirt/coat ready. Then look around to make sure she has not missed anything. At that point the door will open and she will get out only to then inspect the vehicle again making sure nothing fell on the floor or ground while she was getting out. Then it will be check on the kid if said kid is with us. Then yell to me about something she just thought of and finally close the door. Now I can lock the vehicle and walk away.

God forbid the phone rings or she gets a text during this process. I have been known to enter a restaurant, get seated, order drinks and then look out the window to see her finally leaving the vehicle and I can then hit the lock button on the fob. "Why'd you leave me?" Mmmmmm,hmmmmmmm

I know she has plenty of gripes about me. I don't listen, or something. I don't carry the laundry down to the washer. I leave a plate on the table for more than 10 minutes after dinner. I spend too much time on THT. Blah, blah, blah.

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