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Just made my husband cry over cous cous

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TateWorm Sat 19-Oct-19 02:18:07

So DH came home rather tipsy from a night out, I was in bedroom watching TV with dogs as DC are at their dad's for the weekend.

I heard a thump from the kitchen, thought he may have just dropped a glass or something and been lucky.

Nope it was my cous cous (we have the Joseph Joseph podium containers) but I thought it was the quinoa.

PointlessUsername Sat 19-Oct-19 02:25:30

So why did he cry?
& how did you make him cry?

INeedSleepToo Sat 19-Oct-19 02:27:18

I need more information

TateWorm Sat 19-Oct-19 02:28:22

Accidentally hit post. blush

Anyway he didn't tell me what it was until
I stepped into the kitchen and stood on it.

Apparently mistaking the cous cous for quinoa made him freak out. I hate to think what he was drinking as after my initial "wtf" of the kitchen tile feeling like grains he's spent the rest of the night apologising to me. The container isn't damaged but the entire contents are across the floor (and he still hasn't swept it up).

I've never felt as crazy as telling him things such as "can you sweep up the cous cous before the dog eats it all" or "why is my quinoa all over the floor, oh wait is that the cous cous?"

So my original post was MEANT to be (before I fucked up the posting) about what silly things has your drunk DH/DP done to make you say the weirdest things in response?

chesterfuckingdraws Sat 19-Oct-19 02:28:23

Is it just your DH that's tipsy OP?
half the story missing?

TateWorm Sat 19-Oct-19 02:29:44

May have had a wine or two while he was out. blush Was a lovely peaceful night with Netflix and the dogs until he got home.

MarmiteOrGoHome Sat 19-Oct-19 02:31:16

Oh how I'm crying with laughter.

INeedSleepToo Sat 19-Oct-19 02:31:40

Why is he crying then? Also I’m very impressed you have both couscous and quinoa in Joseph Joseph containers. It sounds very luxurious.

Smotheroffive Sat 19-Oct-19 02:34:45


TateWorm Sat 19-Oct-19 02:42:20

Apparently it's because he didn't mean to spill it. I think he's had more to drink than I thought and he knows the quinoa cost more than the cous cous so he was worried I'd be mad. (He's more of a penny pincher and I'm the spender so no reason for that.)

I'm not mad as long as he cleans it up and he's not doing a very good job of that so I'm going to head to bed (was waiting up for him as he forgot his keys) and let him deal with it.

I know it sounds so stupid (and we have the containers because we have fuck all cupboard space but loads of counter space and I like organisation) but the ridiculousness of it did make me laugh tonight. (As long as the greedy dog doesn't try to eat it all.)

MaxiPaddy Sat 19-Oct-19 03:18:10

What the fuck am I reading...

JenniferM1989 Sat 19-Oct-19 03:23:01

I think you've had too much to drink, it's time for bed I think

goalpie2 Sat 19-Oct-19 03:30:39

Everyone needs a large glass of water and bedtime.

CircleofWillis Sat 19-Oct-19 04:11:56

I know this isn't the point but I just want to ask 'why would dropping a glass be lucky?'

BillHadersNewWife Sat 19-Oct-19 04:14:11

we have the Joseph Joseph podium containers

What the fuck are they?

I can't understand why people say "We have the..." as if everyone else knows what they are!

tillytrotter1 Sat 19-Oct-19 04:33:37

Can ine assume that the JJ reference is merely a not too subtle boast? By the way, cous cous is so passe and therefore shouldn't be in any apparently posh containers and as Morrisons sell quinoa it must be going the same pretentious way!

BillHadersNewWife Sat 19-Oct-19 04:43:17

Tilly ah right! Whatever floats OP's boat I suppose!

Imagine posting about the brand of everything! :D

"DH has had an affair...I found out because he used my phone ( I have the iphone 11 pro max) and saw a number he'd called..." 😂

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sat 19-Oct-19 04:52:15

I think it’s to explain why the containers didn’t smash?

BillHadersNewWife Sat 19-Oct-19 04:53:02

Surely you'd say "the containers are plastic" then?

Mummybares Sat 19-Oct-19 04:55:22

Bizarre. Do you think hes scared of you in general or the apology is perhaps his guilt for other stuff 'leaking' out of him now he's drunk? wink

Ounce Sat 19-Oct-19 04:59:01

Bill grin

'My MIL looked through the drawers of my John Jenkins for Heal's 'Morten' 3-drawer chest in limed oak'

DianaT1969 Sat 19-Oct-19 05:08:24

I'm concerned that her husband cried because he thought she'd be mad. All for spilling some grain on the floor. So what if he doesn't manage to clean it all up and the dog eats a bit? Unless it's poisonous to dogs, what does it matter?

Limpshade Sat 19-Oct-19 05:24:25

Joseph Joseph.

Are you playing "middle-class bingo" OP grin

I would like to add:

The John Lewis cafe
Dorset Cereals

TheNestedIf Sat 19-Oct-19 05:32:40

You know how lazy Daily Mail journalists like to lift threads off of here?

I think they might leave this one for The Guardian.

Verily1 Sat 19-Oct-19 05:38:10

Well I’ve never eaten with so I’m lost with this!

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