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To buy a new vacuum cleaner as DH has ruined our current one?

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EverythingChangesButChocolate Sat 09-Jan-16 14:13:47

DH is always careless with things and often ruins or breaks things but doesn't seem to give a shit. However I do!

We got a new vacuum cleaner about 6 months ago; a really nice bagless one that works well. I am the only one who uses it mostly as DH doesn't 'do' housework.

DH did some wallpaper stripping last weekend when I was at work and decided afterwards to hoover up all of the little bits of mess left behind after he'd got rid of the large pieces of paper. Unfortunately he'd also used a solvent type of wallpaper remover so all the little bits had this all over it, it's a gluey type of texture.

As a result of him doing this a) the front part of the vacuum that is clear plastic (covering the rotating bristles) is now so covered in crap inside that you cannot see through it anymore. It is not removable to clean and it is impossible to reach up into it to clean.

b) the bit where you pull the nozzle out is now stuck fast, so it is now impossible to pull out the nozzle so I can no longer do stairs, corners etc with it.

c) And during all this DH has somehow 'misplaced' the attachment that goes on the nozzle anyway, again making the points in b impossible too.

I am really pissed off and have told DH I will be getting a new one ASAP. DH seems to think I should manage with it as it is and that it's fine! But, like I said earlier he does no housework anyway!

WorraLiberty Sat 09-Jan-16 14:16:16

Sorry, I couldn't get past the fact an adult lives in a house but doesn't 'do' housework.

Do what you want.

He obviously does.

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Sat 09-Jan-16 14:17:24

New Hoover?
No, New fella who pulls his weight

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Sat 09-Jan-16 14:19:39

Does he do crap like this so you'll never ask/expect him to hoover again?

YouBastardSockBalls Sat 09-Jan-16 14:23:05

^^what worra said

DoomGloomAndKaboom Sat 09-Jan-16 14:33:25

Get a new hoover.

Keep the old one for dh's use only. Make him fucking use it.

I think the problem is his lack of respect for your point of view. I would be tempted to scrawl/scratch/glue all over the newly decorated wall and then tell him he should manage and it's fine. I imagine he would be perfectly ok with that....right?

EverythingChangesButChocolate Sat 09-Jan-16 14:34:13

Yeah it's shit but there's nothing I can do about it, short of divorcing him

PuntasticUsername Sat 09-Jan-16 14:34:25

I bet he wanted a round of applause for hoovering the bits up in the first place. Am I right?

Isetan Sat 09-Jan-16 15:17:34

Get a new vacuum cleaner and stop discussing it with him. He treats you with contempt because he can and you let him. Personally, I would use one of his tools and not be so careful with it, just so he gets a taste of his own medicine, twat.

His ongoing contempt will lead to a deepening resentment and that will corrode your relationship.

HermioneJeanGranger Sat 09-Jan-16 15:50:57

Ugh, what kind of grown man refuses to clean up after himself and his children? Why do you tolerate it?

notenoughbottle Sat 09-Jan-16 15:52:52

Get the lazy sod to buy you a new one but keep the old one if he ever feels like going anything like that again!

Chippednailvarnish Sat 09-Jan-16 15:54:05

Yeah it's shit but there's nothing I can do about it, short of divorcing him

Do you cook for him? Wash his clothes? Do his ironing? I wouldn't be enabling him by doing anything for him.

DyslexicScientist Sat 09-Jan-16 15:56:54

As long as he makes up for not doing housework in other ways, looks like he does the diy, then I don't see the issue.

EverythingChangesButChocolate Sat 09-Jan-16 16:00:41

Yeah because DIY needs doing on a daily basis just like washing, cooking, cleaning etc doesn't it hmm

WorraLiberty Sat 09-Jan-16 17:23:43

As long as he makes up for not doing housework in other ways, looks like he does the diy, then I don't see the issue.


Yes because he'll be doing a DIY job for every meal the OP cooks, every wash load she does, every shopping trip she makes etc...

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