Incredibly dull things your husband gets excited about

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Adventcandles Fri 29-Nov-19 13:17:02

Please tell me I'm not the only one?

We live in a village and have a bit of a drive to the nearest "proper" shops. Hence the excitement over the new Eurospar that has been built over the last few months, opening today.

DH has provided a running commentary on the development of this project, his approval of how they've blended the new construction nicely in with the facade of the listed building involved, his disgust at the choice of electricians used (he spotted their van) his excitement when he peered in the window and realised it's actually going to be a sort of split level effect...

Today I woke up in darkness to DH's head sort of floating above me in the morning gloom, and a hiss of "it's half six. The new Eurospar opens at seven"

I had to tell him that, according to Facebook, it opens at 12,and he will have to wait until tomorrow so we can visit it as a family. He was absolutely crestfallen, but I'm going to suprise him with an emergency need for chocolate later tonight. He will then be able to visit this new Mecca, and come back all puffed up like a pigeon, to report on its wonders. I imagine that once the excitement fades, he'll go back to his previous fixation, "what sort of shed shall we get next summer"

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Adventcandles Fri 29-Nov-19 13:18:06

Posted too soon- I love him dearly, by the way, and think he's incredibly sweet

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puds11 Fri 29-Nov-19 13:18:10

Shoe polish hmm

Span1elsRock Fri 29-Nov-19 13:20:55

Watching golf on the TV. And getting a Screwfix catalogue through the door.


Adventcandles Fri 29-Nov-19 13:23:06

Ooh, mine loves a Screwfix catalogue too!

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Bellyfullofbiscuits Fri 29-Nov-19 13:23:52

Price of petrol

BarbaraofSeville Fri 29-Nov-19 13:24:46

Oh, God, the Screwfix catalogue. DP even buys his clothes there grin.

Bellyfullofbiscuits Fri 29-Nov-19 13:25:16

And deep space ,quantum theory or something like that . I actually tell him to stop, I really, really don't know what he taking aboutblush

preproombabe Fri 29-Nov-19 13:26:01

The weather. Particularly snow. He has his own weather station in the garden that sends weather data to his phone, which he can then share with me at any time of day or night. The temperature, how much rainfall we've had, how windy it has been and so on. And on. And on.

QueenAnneBoleyn Fri 29-Nov-19 13:26:29

None of which remotely interest me.
I do love him...... honestly..........😁

danadas Fri 29-Nov-19 13:27:11

Different types of fishing bait and what is working well on different parts of the coast.

I can join in with most topics but fuck me, that's dull.

Mrsjayy Fri 29-Nov-19 13:28:05

Aww that is adorable my inlaws have a Eurospar in their village I love a mooch blush. DH loves his magnet and Screwfix catalogues

KristinaM Fri 29-Nov-19 13:28:28

Lidl and Aldi weekly magazines

Grand Prix racing

Like the OPs husband, he also provides a running commentary on any local building projects.

exiledfromcornwall Fri 29-Nov-19 13:28:36

"Today I woke up in darkness to DH's head sort of floating above me in the morning gloom, and a hiss of "it's half six. The new Eurospar opens at seven"

OP thanks for making me laugh out loud for the first time in a while, that post was quality!

nitgel Fri 29-Nov-19 13:28:36

Football grin i think thats sweet op

SweetSally Fri 29-Nov-19 13:29:18

Smart home apps and gadgets
Amazon deliveries

TreesRUs Fri 29-Nov-19 13:29:22

Oh Advent he’s going to be so happy when you ask for that chocolate later grin

purpleleotard Fri 29-Nov-19 13:29:39


Mrsjayy Fri 29-Nov-19 13:30:00

Oh god. Fishing faffery going round a fishing superstore was a low point for me

LizziesTwin Fri 29-Nov-19 13:30:13

His own cycling & running. I only want to know ‘yes i enjoyed it’. Beyond that I don’t care.

Sparklfairy Fri 29-Nov-19 13:30:14

OP, that is pretty adorable smile can't believe you let him be crestfallen though and will drag out the surprise trip there until later! I wouldn't have the heart!

Bluntness100 Fri 29-Nov-19 13:30:18


Playing it
Watching it
Buying crap for it

So so dull,

itssquidstella Fri 29-Nov-19 13:30:47

Climbing rope. Thickness, weave, length, stretchiness. It's a world of wonder, apparently.

nancy75 Fri 29-Nov-19 13:32:32

Outback truckers, I think he wins the most boring prize

awomancalledtrevor Fri 29-Nov-19 13:32:40

Pak choi. No one can like it more than him. It's HIS vegetable.

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