Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you need help urgently, please see our domestic violence webguide and/or relationships webguide, which can point you to expert advice and support.

What little things does your man do that really irritate you?

(244 Posts)
IntergalacticWalrus Mon 08-Jan-07 15:34:31

Puts his shoes by the front door so I nearly break my neck on them as I waljk out

Says he's washed up, but when I go into the kitchen, I find he has only done plates.

Steals the book I am reading to read on the bog and then loses the page I'm on

Watches cricket in the wee small hours and then moans about how exhausted he is

He does the teletext thing as well.

Gingeme Mon 08-Jan-07 15:34:13

Oh yes profYaffle mine 'runs' up the road too even if hes holding ds's hand who is 2.5!!

hotandbothered Mon 08-Jan-07 15:34:00

Not emptying dirty water out of washing up bowl.

Randomly flicking on the remote control - I want to watch a WHOLE programme please!

Not coming to bed til after 1:30.

Ignoring dd when he is ohn the computer/reading the paper.

..............................

fairyjay Mon 08-Jan-07 15:33:34

Hangs wet towels over the bathroom door.

Empties the dishwasher, and leaves everything neatly stacked up on the side for the fairies to put away.

Flumpybumpy Mon 08-Jan-07 15:32:25

ProfYaffle - yep and that too!!!!!

FB x

Gingeme Mon 08-Jan-07 15:32:17

leaves childrens clothes on the bathrrom floor after bathing them

Puts things'next to' the recycling bin and not actualy in it'

Plays with his rather bushy eye brows while watching tele.

Slams the front/car/back door every time he leaves or enters.

Puts the light on rather than open the curtains in the morning.

KezzaG Mon 08-Jan-07 15:31:38

Mine are

always needing to go to the loo just as we are walking out of the door. How does it creep up on him that quick fgs?

leaving his wallett and keys and always always a scummy screwed up peice of tissue on the nearest available surface when he gets in from work. What is it with men and their inability to find a bin.

ditto all clothes washing related incidents

ProfYaffle Mon 08-Jan-07 15:30:47

Walks along the street at his usual pace while I'm 100 yards behind walking at a snail's pace with dd. He carries the changing bag with my purse in it so if I want to buy anything I have to stand in the street and bellow at him to come back.

Flicks teletext on for football results without any warning or notice, irrespective of what I happen to be watching at the time.

mellowma Mon 08-Jan-07 15:28:38

Message withdrawn

He always forgets to put the salt out when he's laying the table.

Nip Mon 08-Jan-07 15:27:16

Dries up the plates etc but leaves them on the side rather than putting them away???

Leaves numerous reading articles in the toilet!

Forgets to put sudocream on DS's bottom after changing the nappy???? <- this one gets me all the time!

Flumpybumpy Mon 08-Jan-07 15:26:11

southeastastra - mine too, gross .

FB x

Dinosaur Mon 08-Jan-07 15:23:45

Breathes in and out

Radley Mon 08-Jan-07 15:22:30

OOOOOOOOooh good thread, now let me see


Putting dirty dishes at the side of an empty dishwasher

Leaving his sweaty socks in balls for me to unravel before washing them

Leavin his undercrackers tangled up with his work trousers

Mucky washing on the bedroom floor

Not cleaning the toilet after himself

Inability to dress kids in something that remotely matches


Turns television over when he wants.

Makes me tape things I want to watch as he finds the programmes 'boring', bearing in mind it's only 2 programmes all week.

Tex111 Mon 08-Jan-07 15:02:56

Sandcastles, mine does the dirty clothes on top of the hamper thing. Maybe it's a man thing. Why not just lift the lid??

seasonscheatings Mon 08-Jan-07 14:54:10

exist

sandcastles Mon 08-Jan-07 14:53:31

He Breathes.....





He has a habit of jiggling his legs when watching TV

Lets the back door slam EVERYTIME he goes thru it

Puts dd dirty clothes ON TOP of the washing bin, instead of in it

Turns over the TV channel with out asking if I am watching something (admittedly I am usually out of the room...but not the point..could be the ads!)

southeastastra Mon 08-Jan-07 14:48:11

mine sticks his tongue up his nose when he's concentraing

Tex111 Mon 08-Jan-07 14:47:25

My list includes:

Putting dirty nappies on TOP of the nappy pail rather than inside it.

Hanging his coat on the door handle of the coat closet rather than inside it.

Coming home from work, putting his very expensive suit jacket on the back of a kitchen dining chair then going to the bedroom to undress. Inevitably the jacket gets something smeared on it by sticky little fingers but he never seems to learn.

Forgetting to take his wet swim towel out of his gym bag then using one of our good bath towels the next time he goes for a swim leaving the mouldy gym towel for me to deal with.

Dumping his gym bag in the hall outside the cupboard that I cleared out especially for his gym bag.

When there are only a few dirty dishes he just shoves them in on top of the already clean dishes in the dishwasher and runs the whole lot again, thereby getting the dirty dishes somewhat clean and the clean dishes somewhat dirty.

Anyone else driven to the brink of insanity by little things like this??

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now