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to want dh to stop gobbing in our sink?

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deaconblue Thu 14-Aug-08 13:14:36

Every morning when he wakes up and every night before bed he makes a revolting snorting noise, gobs snot in the sink and then runs the tap. Every night it makes me retch and it is me who cleans the blardy sink.
So finally after 5 years together I say this morning "please could you gob in a tissue and put it down the loo or in the bin?"
him grumpily "maybe"
so is it an unreasonable request or is he an unhygienic pig?

DillyTanty Thu 14-Aug-08 13:15:01


PuppyMonkey Thu 14-Aug-08 13:15:25


BroccoliSpears Thu 14-Aug-08 13:15:48

Sink or basin?

MadreInglese Thu 14-Aug-08 13:16:39


tell him to blow his nose like a normal person

(or start changing your tampons in the living room while he's watching tv)

FranSanDisco Thu 14-Aug-08 13:20:12

PMSL at the tampons grin YANBU. I think you are a saint for only just mentioning it. Tell him to stop it sharpish or you'll wipe bogies on his pillow.

deaconblue Thu 14-Aug-08 13:20:15

the wash basin in bathroom. Is it just a sink when in the kitchen then? Would it be ok in a kitchen sink? ewwwwwwww. He is otherwise really fastidiously clean to the point of weird (won't touch copper coins or escalator hand rails in case they are dirty)

FranSanDisco Thu 14-Aug-08 13:21:49

So everyone else's germs are a problem to him but his germs aren't a problem to anyone else hmm. He sounds a bit dense.

Dropdeadfred Thu 14-Aug-08 13:21:55


I honestly could never never never kiss anyone who did this!!! That is so gross...seriously how the hell has it taken you 5 years to mention it???

Spidermama Thu 14-Aug-08 13:23:37

Mine does this when he thinks I'm not looking.

He does the tissue thing too which is also utterly vile IMO.

Why on earth do men need to gob. Women don't. It's utterly foul.

Mind you he never complains when I put my mooncup in the dishwasher. grin

deaconblue Thu 14-Aug-08 13:24:38

I have mentioned it before as in taking the piss out of him for being revolting but he's never taken the hint. This is the first time I've specifically asked him to stop it. Shall campaign now that I am certain I am not being unreasonable.

MadreInglese Thu 14-Aug-08 13:24:55

It's because they are too lazy to blow their noses properly and just sniff all the crap back up there, causing it to gunk together nicely at the back of their throats <boak>

TheHedgeWitch Thu 14-Aug-08 13:26:29

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Spidermama Thu 14-Aug-08 13:27:18

But if there's no-one around I sniff the stuff back up there and then simply swallow. Our stomaches are meant to deal with the crap our snot traps. There are cilia at the back of our throats coaxing the stuff down. Why do men feel the need to eject theirs?

Any men around to enlighten us?

serenity Thu 14-Aug-08 13:27:32

He's washing it away though, so I can't see the problem tbh, I mean when you wash the sink it's not there and it's had however many days of toothpaste gob down there as well. It would make me heave to hear it though, so maybe ask him to be more considerate about doing it in your hearing?

Love2bake Thu 14-Aug-08 13:30:03

Gross - I seriously could not put up with that!!!

paolosgirl Thu 14-Aug-08 13:42:06

My dh does this (very occasionally, I hasten to add) when he has a cold - he coughs, and instead of putting the cattarh into a tissue and flushing it he runs over to the sink and spits it out.

I cannot tell you how sick this makes me feel; it is the most revolting thing, especially when he's actually very well house-trained in other areas! We have had Words about this, and I swear that if he does it again this winter when he seems to have a permanent cold he will be under the patio.

FranSanDisco Thu 14-Aug-08 13:45:23

I really hate the way some men blow their noses without a tissue - like footballers. Push thumb against side of nose to close nostril and blow out of other. If I did this I'd have a great sting of snot hanging down my front. Truly (sp?) vile and stomach churning.

TenaciousG Thu 14-Aug-08 13:48:14

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Dropdeadfred Thu 14-Aug-08 13:53:27

EEEEeeeuuuuw I feel so sick just thinking about it!!! (So I am going to stop)

emmalou78 Thu 14-Aug-08 14:13:18

urgh - encourage him to do this instead:

kormachameleon Thu 14-Aug-08 14:15:42

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Bumdiddley Thu 14-Aug-08 14:31:47

This is not a man thing

I have seen a lot of women gobbing on the street...and doing the thumb thing.

Dropdeadfred Thu 14-Aug-08 14:41:33

God Bumdiddley - where do you live?

Bumdiddley Thu 14-Aug-08 14:42:34

Well, I used to live, but still work in Hackney.

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