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AIBU - to expect dh not to block narrow hallways with power tools?

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cloudspotter Sun 11-Feb-18 15:11:41

Dh often leaves power tools lying around while DIY jobs are in progress (which can last weeks).

That seems fair enough, if a bit annoying, but I draw the line when it's almost blocking a narrow hallway.

I'm really clumsy, I have been known to trip over my own feet or walk straight into a wall, so I'm careful about leaving trip hazards out.

This time dh was intending to leave a huge circular saw in a narrow hallway while going away for two days.

AIBU to expect him to move it out of the way?

His response was that it isn't dangerous, people could walk round it, and he isn't going to respond to my "irrational fear".

Am I being petty and irrational?

ObscuredbyFog Sun 11-Feb-18 15:48:19

If he "can't" move it, he should cover up the sharp bits.

I've walked into an electric drill laid on the floor, in the dark. It had a fairly fine drillbit in it which went into my foot and hurt a lot.

I agree with you, it's too much of a danger just left in situ.

Saracen Sun 11-Feb-18 16:24:08

YANBU. Easier to move it yourself though. Nagging is hard work.

cloudspotter Sun 11-Feb-18 22:15:48

Obscured, I've spent years tripping over his shoes in the dark, so maybe this is part of why I'm so annoyed....

Saracen, agreed. Its just that I've reached a stage where if I don't object to some of the selfish stuff, my resentment level is unworkable. I can't clear up everyone's shit all the time any more!

jedenfalls Sun 11-Feb-18 22:27:47

I’m an elf n safety bod.

‚‘housekeeping’ on construction sites is a Big Deal. Shit laid about is a major cause of accidents. He’d get a bollocking and told to shift it pronto if I found tools laid about on a site i was responsible for.

www.hse.gov.uk/construction/safetytopics/falls.htm

And I’d think anything like that Being a rule at a place of work would apply as a bloody good idea at home. So yeah, I’d be on his case to shift it, else I’d open the front door and put it outside.

AmiU Sun 11-Feb-18 22:33:45

I would find this so annoying. Apart from the trip hazard, it's so annoying when people make a huge mess instead of cleaning after themselves as they go!

YANBU but practically, I think put the equipment away every single time, in a place where it suits you, not him. He will either get sick of it and start putting his own stuff away, or he wont and you can put it away with minimal effort and not worry about tripping.

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