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MatildaTheCat Fri 23-Dec-16 09:36:19

My best friend was telling me how much she had to do before her Christmas guests arrive including hoovering the whole house. I tell her to get her strong 16 year old son onto this one. No, she says, he won't do it well enough ( yes, she's a bit of a perfectionist) and I say, no, there's a word for this. When people mostly men do a job badly enough they won't be asked again.

What is that bloody word? It's been bothering me all night. fconfused

KayTee87 Fri 23-Dec-16 09:37:25

Lazy?

HoHoHammered Fri 23-Dec-16 09:37:52

Martyr?

HoHoHammered Fri 23-Dec-16 09:38:15

Sorry you want the man version. Thought you was asking for her grin

UterusUterusGhali Fri 23-Dec-16 09:40:12

I think it's a phrase rather than a word. Can't think of it though.

Purposefully incompetent?

Izzy24 Fri 23-Dec-16 09:40:58

Man-ipulative?

RebeccatheOld Fri 23-Dec-16 09:43:24

are you thinking of something like 'learned helplessness'
It doesn't quite fit, but might jog the memory....

Sandsnake Fri 23-Dec-16 09:44:33

Strategic incompetence I think.

TyneTeas Fri 23-Dec-16 09:45:04

Strategic Incompetence?

HolidaySpiritsReinbeerAndWhine Fri 23-Dec-16 09:45:56

Being a teenager?

RebeccatheOld Fri 23-Dec-16 09:48:11

Yes that sounds better - strategic incompetence!

MatildaTheCat Fri 23-Dec-16 09:57:00

Haha,mall of the above probably apply. I think it was purposeful incompetence, though strategic works just as well.

I had it in my head there was a Mansplaining type equivalent of Manfuckingidle grin.

ChuckSnowballs Fri 23-Dec-16 10:05:03

Competent incompetence. Is what I use when I spot any feebly delivered tasks.

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