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one farking thing he has to, i tell ya...and can he get on with it quietly and concientiously (sp)? nope, the whole fraekin' world has to know

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stoppinattwo Sun 26-Oct-08 19:47:55

He is looking for the travel plug!!!!!!

I have packed all our stuff, sorted everything out for this bloomin holiday!!!!

All he has to do is find the travel plug...........MEN...ARRRGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

stoppinattwo Sun 26-Oct-08 19:49:00

I suppose my opint is aibu to leave him behind??? I could fit a whole lot more in the suitcase that way grin???

nolongeraworriedmummy Sun 26-Oct-08 19:49:29

You have my complete sympathies, get a glass of wine, cup of coffee, shut the room door and leave him to it.

bellavita Sun 26-Oct-08 19:50:12

Have a fab time.

nancy75 Sun 26-Oct-08 19:50:26

i have learnt this lesson the hard way - if you want something done do it yourself! you know the travel plug/keys/phone charger is right in front of him but he is never going to find it so you will still have to look for it later and tidy up the mess he made!

twinsetandpearls Sun 26-Oct-08 19:51:35

Can you not just buy one at the airport, it is not worth falling out over especially before a holiday?

wilbur Sun 26-Oct-08 19:52:26

Man looking. It's hell. And my ds1 is starting to suffer from it too. Despite being convinced I was put on this earth to Be Fabulous, apparently, I am here to Find Things.

Sympathies, but have a nice holiday.

rolereversal Sun 26-Oct-08 19:53:01

my sympathy is with you too. cant say too much as my liability sorry dh is playing on the wii in the same room!!

He does nothing when we go on holiday, other than say "are we ready to go yet" every 2 seconds until I want to kill him angry

stoppinattwo Sun 26-Oct-08 19:56:20

I was just trying to involve him in the packing process instead of hime sitting there like a lazy shit "not involved"

So i thinks "what is the simplest non important job that if he fecks up ti doesnt matter?"...I know darling could you find the travel plug for me please, that would be really helpful (im talking to an adult you do realise this dont you)I mean i have had to relieve the DC's of one of their helpful tasks hmm just so he can "get involved"

Really I should have left him on the couch watching the footie!!!!! he has all the kitchen drawers emptied out and you can bet they wont all go back tidy angry <<bangs head on wall>> Stupid Stupid me

stoppinattwo Sun 26-Oct-08 19:57:43

twinset...that was my contingency plan grin...but he is on a mission now to find it, it is now more important than the holy grail!!!...oh dont worry, we shant fall out over it, i will hide his passport if we do <<cackles>>

twinsetandpearls Sun 26-Oct-08 19:59:40


stoppinattwo Sun 26-Oct-08 20:00:55

"really darling I have no idea where your passport is....maybe it is in the same place as the travel plug wink"

stoppinattwo Mon 27-Oct-08 07:36:16 he didnt find the plug angryangry....does anyone fancy doing some babysitting for 2 weeks??? grin

Troutpout Mon 27-Oct-08 07:45:11

dh does nothing too and then 15 minutes down the road he starts with the questions 'have we got the...'
It's the 'we' that drives me mental

Have a wonderful holiday

mumeeee Mon 27-Oct-08 11:22:40

Dh always does his own packing and also sorts out all the travel documents and stuff like travel plugs.

Mij Mon 27-Oct-08 11:42:01

lol at 'Man Looking'.

We call it 'looking for the antelope.'

Comes from a book I read in desperation (had read everything else in the house, including the back of the shampoo bottle) that was given to me called 'Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps' or something equally irritating - cos I CAN read bloody maps, and build flat-pack furniture, and parallel park etc etc etc... But anyway.

I read it, and it turns out there may be evolutionary reasons why men can't find stuff. Apparently, we haven't evolved that much really and they're still programmed to look for the antelope on the horizon, while women have better peripheral vision for finding all those tasty berries and spotting the snake about the throttle our DCs.

So - when DP can't see what's in front of his farking nose, we laugh (through gritted teeth) and say the antelope was sitting on it.

Now, although it ticks me off that it somehow turns out to be my responsibility to make sure we're ready for, well, anything really, when it comes to holiday packing, DP assembles his stuff, I assemble everything else, and he does most of the actual packing thereby avoiding the need for him to look for anything.

To be fair, he does travel a lot for work and therefore is a better packer than most people I know.

MmeTussaudsChmberOfChocHobnobs Mon 27-Oct-08 11:47:25

ROFL at the antelope was sitting on it

DH is useless at looking for things too, he seems to think that they are goign to jump up out of the drawer when he opens it.

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