Post # 1
Forbidden in my kingdom: Using the show towels to dry off your body. It serves a punshiment up to 3 hours of signs and dirty looks. And he’ll never understand why. If a house guest does it, it can be forgiven because of ignorance to the law. However SO knows better.
And why can’t he ever shut the mircowave door after use. I don’t get it! But I do love him 🙂
What are some of your rules he’ll never understand?
Post # 3
Putting dirty dishes into the dishwasher, instead of leaving them in the sink/on the counter! also, cleaning dirty dishes immediately after we’re done eating, instead of leaving them til the next day–I am incapable of doing this.
Post # 4
He places his work bag on the bed. We live in NYC and god knows how dirty the streets are. I’m sure he doesn’t drag his messenger bag around the city, but come on! We sleep on the bed!
Leaving his tea bags in our white antique cups overnight. I know the cups are used to drink out of, but if you leave the tea bags inside them, they’ll get stained!
Post # 5
WASH OUT THE CANS! (you know campbells soup?) He never, ever does… ARH. He has more things I do that PO him. Like: not empyting lint EVER dry cycle, packing the garbage really, really full instead of taking it out, putting the TP on a different way, not cleaning the sink out. Oh there are several… He loves me none the less.
Post # 6
Not washing a dish as soon as he’s done with it. That is probably the only thing he does that bothers me because I grew up in a household where you washed it once you were finished–I get really grossed out at our sink sometimes. 😛
Post # 7
@vmec: Oh boy I’m so gulity… I get put in time out for not cleaning the lint trap and for stuffing a oversized load in a washer made for unsersized loads.
Post # 8
@hilsy85: My Fiance does this too! I don’t understand the disconnect. The dishwasher is acatually CLOSER to the dining room table than the sink. He also likes to leave his dishes for a bit before clearing them. I don’t get it.
1) If you don’t use all the time on the microwave, hit CLEAR. Don’t leave it blinking 15 seconds (or whatever)
2) Wet towels do NOT belong on the bed. We have towel racks in BOTH the bedroom and the bathroom. Hang it up. I don’t like to go to bed in a wet spot.
3) Cat food cans & their lids do NOT go in the sink. Put them in the recycling bin DIRECTLY under the sink.
4) Cabinets should not be left WIDE open. Someone could lose an eye! (Wow, I sound like my mother on that one).
5) Finally, dirty socks are not to be left wherever you take them off. Lifting up a couch cushion and finding a dirty sock nest is not pleasant.
Post # 10
Putting things in the trash. I swear, he is a slob! He will throw his trash on the bar, which is LITERALLY 6 inches from a trash can.
Post # 11
@Linz1231: Haha… Fiance is like that with the laundry bin. His clothes end up all around it but never IN it.
Since I take the laundry in, I’ve told him if it’s not in the bin, it doesn’t go in. He’s gotten better since running out of boxers a few times.
Post # 12
@mrbee: i think you just made her point very clear
Post # 13
@mrbee: exactly you don’t get it lol.
It is the pretty towels hanging up only to be looked at but not used.
Post # 14
@mrbee: Fancy hand towels that are just for show. You don’t actually use them because they’re so pretty. I have Mr & Mrs hand towels. I think they have more dust than use 😉
Something that I always bug Darling Husband about: When reheating food, he opens the door and grabs stuff out and doesn’t push the clear button. So all day it’s scrolling “error” or whatever across it until I go to use the microwave next. It just seems like it would use up more energy to scroll that all day. It makes me nuts.
Also, using the toaster and leaving it out on the counter. We put it away in a drawer. Just put it back!!!!
Leaving plates in the sink literally 10″ away from the dishwasher. Just put them in the washer for the love of pete!!!
Post # 15
The hairs around the sink after shaving. Why can’t he just take the 30s it takes to wipe down the counter and rinse the sink. He doesn’t do it…. ever no matter how much I bitch at him and then I have to clean it down before I use it because it grosses me out!!!!! UGH!
Post # 16
Darling Husband doesn’t get the whole “don’t use the decorative / show towels” thing either. They are there to look pretty and be decor and they don’t look so pretty if you use them all the time.
Darling Husband also never wants to rinse the stuck on food off of his dishes before putting them in the dishwasher but than doesn’t understand why they come out of the dishwasher with food on them still. The dishwasher is not magic; you have to help it sometimes when stuff is really stuck.
I don’t let Darling Husband do my laundry because he doesn’t get that while all of his clothes can go in the dryer, many of mine will get ruined if they are run through the dryer.