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I know IABU but *screaming internally*

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YesimstillwatchingNetflix Fri 19-Apr-19 10:37:43

I was given a brand new mobile phone this week. I left it on the kitchen table next to my laptop planning to set it up once the children were in bed.

Went to sort out DC teeth, bath, bed. Returned to new phone. DH had come home, opened my phone's box and.... removed the plastic peel thingy they put over the screen. sad I am gutted. I don't know why but I LOVE that satisfying feeling of peeling off the new phone plastic thing.

I am extra annoyed because the last time I had a new phone (5 years ago)- he did the same bloody thing!!!!!

I know it's ridiculous. I know it doesn't matter in the scheme of things. I know some women are married to absolute toolboxes and that there are people starving.... but ... angry

AestheticPerfection Fri 19-Apr-19 11:18:37

I like to leave mine on.
This would make me rage.

flumpybear Fri 19-Apr-19 11:21:32

Stick the plastic thing to his forehead and pull it off wink

Also, get a glass screen cover for your new phone, that's always satisfying pulling it off when it needs changing 😆

RSAcre Fri 19-Apr-19 11:21:52

He has left you no choice.


MindyStClaire Fri 19-Apr-19 11:24:24

shock I know this thread is intended to be lighthearted, but I genuinely think that's such selfish behaviour. I would be gutted/raging.

AtrociousCircumstance Fri 19-Apr-19 11:25:22

Intrusive and thoughtless and a bit weird - it’s your phone, why does he feel entitled to do that?

Does that attitude manifest in other ways too?

TheSerenDipitY Fri 19-Apr-19 11:25:24

im so with you on the protective film
i got a new phone and a new sim and the lady at the shop offered to put it in for me, not thinking i said sure, first thing she did was rip off my lovely protective film, im pretty sure i gasped....

DameFanny Fri 19-Apr-19 11:28:57

Kill him.

TimeIhadaNameChange Fri 19-Apr-19 11:30:35

Have you asked him WHY he did it?

I'd hate it, and luckily my DP wouldn't dare. He wouldn't care if I did it to his though.

Reminds me of when I was a student. My sister dropped a bookcase I'd bought from IKEA at my flat, and suggested to my then BF that they put it together for me. Luckily he knew me better than that and said no. I would have been so pissed off if they had. I would probably have dismantled it and done it again to be honest!!!

DuckbilledSplatterPuff Fri 19-Apr-19 11:36:46

Deliberate Tampering. I bet he's the one that eats all the purple sweets out of the Quality Street too!

squigglekat Fri 19-Apr-19 11:38:26

Did you tell him you liked to do that?

I wouldn’t care if DH did this. Use your words!

ooft Fri 19-Apr-19 11:45:40

YANBU. Gutted for you.

Durgasarrow Fri 19-Apr-19 11:55:35

Starving people are enraged on your behalf.

Outoutweirdspots Fri 19-Apr-19 12:07:16

bet he's the one that eats all the purple sweets out of the Quality Street too!

He’d be welcome in my house, as long as he eats all the nut ones and leaves the rest.

Bezalelle Fri 19-Apr-19 12:17:56

I would do some serious harm to DP if he did this!! I was disproportionately happy this morning when I got to the new margarine first, and was thus able to peel the inner wrapping off it. So satisfying.

MongerTruffle Fri 19-Apr-19 12:24:33

NaBiAgOl I love setting up new phones!

YesimstillwatchingNetflix Fri 19-Apr-19 12:25:22

@IncrediblySadToo ah I think you're onto something- that's a part of my rage. Since DC it's rare for me to have anything nice/new that belongs to me. This was MY fancy new thing and now it seems not only less fancy and new, but also less mine.

I don't think he remembers the last time he did this. TBH I'd forgotten until he did it again which reminded me.

But yes 1st world problem. I am very fortunate overall. I will allow him to live (but only god can save him if he pulls the chocolate orange thing).

LadyRannaldini Fri 19-Apr-19 12:28:40

Some people seem to get hysterical about the most minor things! If that's all he does to annoy you I think you're fairly lucky, the same would apply in reverse to, before someone jumps on my head.

checkingforballoons Fri 19-Apr-19 12:36:59

I’m waiting for a drip feed, where you tell us that he’s always insisted on eating both end bits of a garlic baguette as well, but you didn’t think it was a big deal.

SchadenfreudePersonified Fri 19-Apr-19 12:38:53

He did not. He opened it, peeled off the plastic, put phone back on box, left plastic on the table, walked away.

<sharpens large kitchen knife>

rainbowstardrops Fri 19-Apr-19 12:40:38

Why would he do that???!!!! I mean, I could just about understand if he then set it all up for you but to just take it off and leave it there?! No way!!!

YesimstillwatchingNetflix Fri 19-Apr-19 12:41:29

@checkingforballoons is that a thing? I don't like the end pieces of garlic bread. I need to know where to find this a man who will happily eat the end pieces and leave me the middle pieces (I may be back on the market soon 😉)

brizzlemint Fri 19-Apr-19 12:44:46

Get a large sheet of bubble wrap and burst it in front of him without sharing, that'll teach the bastard.

NoSauce Fri 19-Apr-19 12:46:53

I would have said yes! thanks DH for saving me a job.

Can’t believe some of the replies here either.
Actually weird.

checkingforballoons Fri 19-Apr-19 12:53:55

But it’s the best bit!!
And yes to the bubble wrap idea. Look him straight in the eye as you do it. Pop, pop, pop.

Time40 Fri 19-Apr-19 12:56:30

Oooh, I wish some of you lived near me. You could come round when I have peely things to peel. I think they're a nuisance, and I don't like having to bother with them. You could come and do the coffee-jar foil, too, and everything else of that nature.

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