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To not want MIL to do this to my cloths?

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NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Fri 23-Aug-13 08:35:04

Since there is already a tea towel based thread on here I thought I'd join in the pettiness! MIL is staying and while she is lovely she has a maddening habit...bear in mind this thread is slightly light hearted...but i am also a bit annoyed too.

When she's tidied the kitchen or washed up (which she does at least once a day bless her) she always takes the cloth I use for wiping the surfaces and sink over and spreads them to dry over the side of the sink or the body of the mixer tap...the cloths are always stained and dirty though she's wiped up four coffee spills with it.

I don't see the need! I place them in a a little bleachy water after a wipe around...she must think hanging them to dry will minimize germs....but surely she should take note of what I DO in my house which is what I do when in hers!

I never follow MY routine in her kitchen but adhere to HERS!!! AIBU?

Mixxy Fri 23-Aug-13 08:36:49

Yes. You sound like a mad, ungrateful bint. Sorry.

Lottiedoubtie Fri 23-Aug-13 08:37:55

Your MIL does your washing up EVERY day??

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Fri 23-Aug-13 08:38:49

Some of it Lottie yes...she's staying with us!

amistillsexy Fri 23-Aug-13 08:39:42

Would you like to send her round to mine, OP? I'll take the wretch off your hands for you grin

FrussoHathor Fri 23-Aug-13 08:39:49

My mum does this. Albeit the cloths are "rinsed out" I don't have any brothers though

BlackholesAndRevelations Fri 23-Aug-13 08:39:59

God, yes, YABU

fluffyraggies Fri 23-Aug-13 08:40:03

Are you irritated with the cloths hanging around drying, or that she doesn't bleach them?

<over interested in treatment of kitchen cloths>

I get infuriated with kitchen cloths being left in a wet heap to stink!

MegaClutterSlut Fri 23-Aug-13 08:40:22

what Mixxy said......wish someone would wash up for me, certainly wouldn't get touchy about how they hang the dishcloth so YABU imo grin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 23-Aug-13 08:40:58


I am a draper of cloths, it drives DH mad. grin

FrussoHathor Fri 23-Aug-13 08:41:48

Does she throw your bleachy water away too "because it looks dirty"?

TeWiSavesTheDay Fri 23-Aug-13 08:42:06

Can't you just chuck them in the bleach yourself? She's probably not noticed that's what you do.

purrpurr Fri 23-Aug-13 08:42:10

YANBU! Totally not. Doesn't matter what it is, if you follow her routine in her house, she should follow yours in your house. It's a respect / young v old thing in my eyes. My mum is so critical and so keen to tell me what I should be doing from a domestic standpoint in my home but I would never dare in hers - because I think it starts to become disrespectful, not because she's wielded a dishcloth longer than I have. Your home is your cave, you care for it how you choose. To object to someone else doing things their way in your cave surely must be normal.

FuzzyWuzzywasaWoman Fri 23-Aug-13 08:44:28

Another draper here, plus if I had somone to do my kitchen everyday they can do whatever the fuck they want with the cloth. So YABU.

Morgause Fri 23-Aug-13 08:45:48

What a bitch! Make her sit down and do nothing for the rest of the stay and wait on her hand and foot. Cook her meals and make sure you clean up yourself.

That'll teach her! wink

Forgetfulmog Fri 23-Aug-13 08:52:34

Omg, YABU! Actually I'm pretty sure that rinsing the cloth in hot water & leaving it to dry like your mil does is fine, germs wise. Anyway don't be so bloody ungrateful!

Feminine Fri 23-Aug-13 08:53:08

During her visit, just buy value brand J-cloths and bin them every day!

For your sanity, it seems worth it! wink

Feminine Fri 23-Aug-13 08:54:06

p.s. I am very scared about the possibility of one day becoming a MIL.

olivo Fri 23-Aug-13 08:54:21

I'll take her off your hands < casts a beady eye around my filthy kitchen and wonders if there is a cloth there at all>grin

ENormaSnob Fri 23-Aug-13 08:56:08

My gran does this.

Tbh, im just grateful that someone else has washed up wink

Doesn't bother me at all.

EhricLovesTeamQhuay Fri 23-Aug-13 08:57:12

Bleachy water? Vom. Why not just chuck them in the washing machine?

Parmarella Fri 23-Aug-13 08:59:47

OP is a bit nutty, MIL sounds lovely

If someonedoes your washing up just be grateful and gracious bout it

Parmarella Fri 23-Aug-13 09:01:12

Ahhhhh wait a minute, reverse Aibu perchance?

Hopasholic Fri 23-Aug-13 09:05:06

J-cloths on a roll are your friend OP

Lock her in the cellar.

My mil liked to take my washing out of the machine, fold it, and leave it in a pile, wet on my wooden dining room table. Why would you fold wet washing? Tell me pleeeease!

She is still in my cellar.

roundtable Fri 23-Aug-13 09:05:46

Your mil's a bitch. Chuck her out. The audacity of her, washing up and then not leaving the dishcloths in a wet pile to stink.

I don't know how you cope with her behaviour.

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