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dh talks in bloody riddles

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sizeofalentil Sat 03-Sep-16 23:37:14

Am really not sure if iabu here…

If you asked you dh if he'd read the instructions before doing something and he replied "I couldn't read them on my phone, so I printed them out yesterday" would you think:

A. He read them
B. He didn't read them

Wonder if you'll agree with me.

Lewwat Sat 03-Sep-16 23:38:38


ThinkPinkStink Sat 03-Sep-16 23:38:54

Ooo... It is ambiguous. I would probably say that if I'd printed them out but they were still in my bag and I planned to read them later....

RatOnnaStick Sat 03-Sep-16 23:39:17

I would have expected him to read them having gone to the trouble of printing them so A, but I bet it's B.

Birdsgottafly Sat 03-Sep-16 23:39:27

Didn't, but wanted to wing it.

sykadelic Sat 03-Sep-16 23:39:53

Yes he printed and read them. It's very vague though because it COULD be "I printed them to read but I didn't so I'm going to answer vaguely so you think I did"

AnnieOnnieMouse Sat 03-Sep-16 23:40:30

He's trying to hide the fact that he didn't actually bother to read them

sizeofalentil Sat 03-Sep-16 23:44:03

Agh, you're all smarter than me.

Yes, he printed them out and carried them in his bag for three days.

Then when he explained the instructions to me, and I found it confusing, said that's what he assumed they would say, if he'd read them.

RB68 Sat 03-Sep-16 23:44:37

I frequently have mini rows with my OH when he answers a question I didn't ask but won't answer the one I did ask and he can't understand whey I get annoyed by this...

sizeofalentil Sat 03-Sep-16 23:46:08

Rb68 - yes!! This times a million. He claims it saves time.

GiddyOnZackHunt Sat 03-Sep-16 23:46:15

He's answering the question he wants you to have asked him.
DH does this.
My reply "That wasn't what I asked you. Please answer the question".

sizeofalentil Sat 03-Sep-16 23:47:59

Is this a common dh trait? I feel so relieved. I thought I was going insane!

YouTheCat Sat 03-Sep-16 23:48:22

Is he a politician? grin

paddlingpool Sat 03-Sep-16 23:51:33

On a good day I would politely ask, so did you get chance to read them? On a normal day I would repeat my original question very clearly, he will then repeat his non-answer, I then explain the simplicity of the original question being a yes or no answer. Again I repeat the question. I really don't show him any respect when doing this as I am far too irritated by the lack of clarity and obvious avoidance.
I'm not recommending my approach whatsoever but I do feel the ire.

ThinkPinkStink Sat 03-Sep-16 23:55:46

He might be being tricky, or wilfully misleading you - equally he might just be communicating sloppily - I do that a lot with no malintent.

paddlingpool Sun 04-Sep-16 00:07:43

I suppose it's just a natural instinctive way of covering up something you know you should have done smile

Memoires Sun 04-Sep-16 00:18:43

Oh god yes!

Me: what's the date today?
DH: Thursday.


Me: what day is it today?
DH: the 9th.

Why? Why why why? <bangs head on desk>

alltouchedout Sun 04-Sep-16 00:21:57

If I ask dh has he read instructions it is only sarcastically, because he never has. He does not believe he needs them for anything, ever. Apart from the dcs complicated lego

VioletBam Sun 04-Sep-16 00:33:30

My DH talks in riddles too.

He asked me to remind him to phone a man who wanted a certain job I reminded him the other morning as asked....he then said "Oh yes, if you could remind me again tomorrow then I'll have more time to ring him....OH....and that other job!"

By "other job" he means a job our neighbour wants doing.

SO I reminded him the day after of both jobs and he was confused...saying "I've done the neighbours job"

Apparently when he said "Oh and that other job" that was to himself.


Lorelei76 Sun 04-Sep-16 00:38:01

I wouldn't have a clue and say " what does that mean?"

CodyKing Sun 04-Sep-16 00:43:56

I get

Would you like tea?

I had one a hour ago

Is that yes or no?

Did you get milk?

Well I went to the shop

What time is X on?

Well Y is on at 9!!!


Hexadecimal1 Sun 04-Sep-16 01:23:14

Poor you OP!

BikeRunSki Sun 04-Sep-16 06:30:50

DH does this, but DS is starting too!

Me: What would you like for breakfast DS?
DS: The same as I had yesterday
Me: What was that?
DS: The same as the day before
Me: Was it Blueberry Wheats?
Dad: I don't really like Blueberry Wheats
Me: what do you like?
DS: Well you know I like fish and chips ....
Me: Get your own breakfast

He's 8 next week. It's not as if he doesn't have the vocabulary to tell me what he really wants. It also means he can get his own breakfast.

scarednoob Sun 04-Sep-16 06:35:24

My DP says I do this all the time, even though I read the thread

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Sun 04-Sep-16 06:37:14

Mine just doesn't finished sentences.

I was just going to...

Make a brew?
Run a bath?
Pickle an elephant?

Finish the fucking sentence

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