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to tell DH to stop bloody sniffing...

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Shodan Thu 31-Dec-15 16:56:50

...and blow his nose?

He seems to think I am.

I put it very nicely- "Sweetheart do you need a tissue?" at least twice, over a period of ten minutes, before saying "Stop sniffing! Blow your nose!" whereupon he did a Kevinesque huff with a sarky "Fine! I WILL!" and an eye-roll in my direction.

In my defence (if a defence is needed, which I don't believe to be true)-he has had a cold for the last ten days. He has coughed, sneezed, hacked and sniffed at TOP VOLUME the entire time and in between times has given me a Snot Report. He has also twizzled tissues (Kleenex Balsam ones, mark you, which I went out and bought for him on account of him having a delicate nose) up each nostril.

So I am already mildly irked with the whole thing.

I've offered him tampons for each nostril too, so I don't think I could have done any more for him.

SO AIBU? Should I just let him carry on sniffing, with a benign smile upon my visage?

WhatALoadOfOldBollocks Thu 31-Dec-15 17:05:51

YANBU. I sympathise with him having a cold (or getting over it) but sniffiing if so irritating. It's like waiting for the next drip from a dripping tap. He should just blow his nose, or dab it if there's not enough snot to blow, and stop sniffing.

SewButtons Thu 31-Dec-15 17:12:29

YANBU I have been known to drape tissues over DPs glasses in order to help him see them so that he can use them to blow his nose. Sniffing drives me crazy especially when there are boxes of tissues everywhere in our house.
If the toddlers I look after can blow their noses then so can a fully grown man.

Shodan Thu 31-Dec-15 17:17:39

Well, exactly.

Sniffing is just annoying. Like Chinese water torture.

And not at all appealing, when trying to muster the energy for a bit of New Year's Eve shenanigans, which he is looking forward to, apparently.

thelaundryfairy Thu 31-Dec-15 17:19:32

If I am feeling charitable, my husband is allowed one sniff but by sniff two I am throwing the tissues at him. He is a sniffer. fangry

You are not being unreasonable at all. Sniffing is a horrible habit that is so easily avoided particularly when you´re at home and can fetch a tissue easily.

MuttonDressedAsMutton Thu 31-Dec-15 17:20:19

YANBU but consider for a moment the awful situation here - two grown men with colds. One has had the good grace to retire to bed and stay there, the other is on a one man mission to see how often and how noisily he can cough up live green oysters. I am about ready to projectile vomit on him next time he does it.
Oh - and neither of them is able to use tissue for their revolting leaking orifices. No. It has to be kitchen roll. Just why? WHY?

<<red mist of rage>> grin

SixtyFootDoll Thu 31-Dec-15 17:21:13

Can't bear sniffing.
I ignore once, politely ask 2nd time. Third time it's ' Blow your bloody nose!'

PuntasticUsername Thu 31-Dec-15 17:22:50

Omg tampons up the nostrils, that is a BRILLIANT idea.

<misses point>

CigarsofthePharoahs Thu 31-Dec-15 17:27:17

My dh does that.
When my patience is shredded enough to cover in barbecue sauce and serve in a bun I ask him sweetly if he'd like a tissue.
He says that no he doesn't on account of the fact that there's nothing to come out.

I have to admit I do the tissue twizzling thing. It stops my nose running at night if I have a cold and then I sleep. I do use the sofa bed though as it makes me snort like a rutting hog.

MarmaladeBasedProtectionRacket Thu 31-Dec-15 17:33:54

mine's doing Darth Vader breathing - he says he can't breathe through his nose as it's blocked so periodically he keeps doing very loud gasping breaths, no sniffing though grin

Shodan Thu 31-Dec-15 18:03:05

Mutton they want to use kitchen roll because it'll gently shred their noses, which means they can then pick off the dry/dead skin, thereby eking out the whole business to gain more sympathy.

I'm wise to these little tricks.

And yes DH, I can see the surreptitious finger up your nose.

Just stop, before I help it on its way with my elbow.


Bunbaker Thu 31-Dec-15 18:55:44

Sniffing is for babies who don't know how to blow their nose (unless there is a physical reason why they can't). Just give him a box of tissues an tell him to blow his nose like a grown up.

Shodan Thu 31-Dec-15 19:05:55

He has a box of tissues right next to him, Bunbaker. Special ones for delikit little flowers.

If he doesn't stop sniffing soon I shall threaten to smite him about the head with his special tissues and what's more, I won't have New Year's Eve nooky with him.

So ner.

Mysteryfla Thu 31-Dec-15 19:50:48

Tell him his cold has obviously got so much worse, it's making him sniff all the time, he should go to bed and see if he can sleep it off. Don't worry you'll sleep in the spare room (couch or whatever). smile

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