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Stupid Arguments you have with your DPs/DHs (Light hearted)

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CharlieSilver Mon 28-Jan-13 18:10:26

We've had an argument tonight because I was skyping my dad and asked DP to put dinner on, When I was showing him what to do, he did that STUPID man thing when they start walking away like they are so done with the convo, and even have that "Zoned out" look in their eyes.

Anyway an hour later I walk out the front room to see he's gone off in a sulk and not started dinner, I refuse to talk to him for being a hideous man child and he refuses to talk to me. god knows why, I am obviously right.. ahem I am now sulking upstairs (I managed to smuggle up some snacks though bwahaha)

I'm in for a joyful evening aren't I?! grin

What silly things have you and your DP fallen out over?!

ChocolateCoins Tue 29-Jan-13 16:26:27

DP likes to do the dishes when coronation street is on. The problem is that he 'can't' do the dishes unless he has his music turned up really loud, which means I can't hear the TV. Drives me crazy! angry

Angelico Wed 30-Jan-13 12:11:58

In a painful update to my post above, just went to fridge looking for my nice carton of 'fresh' soup from supermarket... No sign of it... realised with sinking heart that husband had put shopping away.

Oh yes, there it is in the cupboard. About to explode under the pressure of its own fermentation. angry

SweetSeraphim Wed 30-Jan-13 13:39:09

Hahahahaa Angelico grin

I am so sorry, but that made me proper laugh grin

LengLogs Wed 30-Jan-13 15:20:34

We very rarely argue but one thing I get pissed off about is DP opening the living room curtains at night before he goes to bed.

Why??? Thieves mainly come out at night, why would you leave draw the curtains back so they can look through the window to see what we have?

Gets my fucking goat it does angry

Dothraki Wed 30-Jan-13 15:49:57

Another one for toilet rolls. DP couldn't find one the other day "but they are in the spare bedroom" - "No I've already looked in there". No shit Sherlock - I went in - there was 15 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MrsHBaby3 Fri 01-Feb-13 08:39:06

His wet towels on my side of the bed! Grr!

oldwomaninashoe Fri 01-Feb-13 09:22:31

Packing the bags at the supermarket!!!!
We have been married in excess of 30 years, and it has taken me that long to instill in him that bread products will suffer if they are thrown in a bag with bags of flour and tins of tuna on top!!
Bloody meat in a separate carrier, its not difficult!
Eggs are fragile, do not put them in the same bag as bottles of wine!

and so it goes on, and on, and on, and I'm told I'm nagging!

There's nothing like a "domestic" at the checkout grin

tabulahrasa Fri 01-Feb-13 09:36:53

You know that day a few years ago when Scotland got buried in snow and they had to close the motorway...that.

We had a proper screaming argument about that.

BalloonSlayer Fri 01-Feb-13 11:13:07

DH thinks that if you put a sofa against a radiator in a room it's "dangerous."

I have said that it's not a good idea as the heat can't get out to the room properly, and if someone throws themselves onto the sofa it could bash the radiator and damage it, but not exactly dangerous.

No, DH maintains that it is dangerous because the sofa might catch fire.

I have explained till I am blue in the face that hot water in a metal casing is not going to set fire to anything but he is adamant that he is right. He is normally the most rational, lets-be-sensible-about-this person you can ever meet. Eventually I give up and DH toddles off and hangs his trousers over the radiator to dry, unable to explain why they won't burst into flames. hmm

And there was the argument about what constitutes half a twix, but I have posted that on here too many times already.

tabulahrasa Fri 01-Feb-13 11:27:49

It damages your sofa as well - but bursting into flames? rofl

GroupieGirl Fri 01-Feb-13 11:42:37

The washing up. If he cooks, I wash up. If I cook, I still have to wash up. He cannot see why I might get enraged a wee bit cross at this.

Also, when he decides to play loud chasing games two minutes before our nearly-three-year-old's bedtime. Then he'll get annoyed that she won't sleep.

Or when he hangs empty clothes hangers on the wardrobe door. Clearly a deliberate attempt to impale me, non?

JamEyelid Fri 01-Feb-13 11:50:32

That he still hasn't painted the stairs. Seven months on.

I have painted the hall and a few other rooms I can't reach the top of the stairs even on the ladder. It would only take an hour max. Argh!

CharlieSilver Fri 01-Feb-13 16:08:45

New one as of this morning - I asked DP to wake me up this morning (my alarm clock broke last night) He done this by taping my shoulder and arm really quickly till I woke, SO ANNOYING.

I got a new alarm clock on my lunch break today, don't want him doing that again grin

CharlieSilver Fri 01-Feb-13 16:13:17

I can relate to nearly ALL of these... which is worrying.

JamEyelid I finished painting DDs room yesterday and his job is t do the ceiling, I have bought ALL the stuff he needs and he says he will do it this weekend... We shall see!!

oldwomaninashoe Have the same argument with my DP, While smiling sweetly at the checkout lady, knowing I sound like a horrid nagger. I now refuse to go with him!

pacific407 Fri 01-Feb-13 16:20:53

His total inability to do ANYTHING entirely by himself. There is always at least one question, or something I need to do, generally about the location of something or other, or when he gives DS his bath but doesn't let the water out or hang up the towel so really I might as well have bloody bathed him myself.

Recent one, he was putting DS to bed, which he generally does while I tidy downstairs and cook dinner. I am elbow deep in chicken and vegetables and he calls down the stairs..."DW, could you just come up and put the toothpaste on DS's toothbrush?". Needless to say I told him what he could do with DS's toothbrush.

When we're out, he always puts his wallet and phone in my bag. Fine. But this apparently means that, even when we aren't actually out, I have responsibility for his wallet and phone. And if he can't find either (which happens approximately 786 times each day), it is all my fault.

DreamingofSummer Fri 01-Feb-13 16:26:24

total inability to close a door

hillyhilly Fri 01-Feb-13 16:30:15

He talks to me from an entirely separate part of the house (when I am in the kitchen with the radio on) and gets cross when I don't hear him.
He dries up but refuses to put away -Grr.
He gets shirty if he rings at an inconvenient time and I don't have time to talk to him (I'm a sahm, I think he feels I should stay near the phone). He also gets pissy if I don't answer the phone.
If he tidies up, he won't put anything that's not his away, he just holds it up saying "where should this be?"
He came in at half past 12 last night and got shirty when I didn't want to chat (he'd woken me up coming in)
I think I'd better stop as I could go on for a long time today!!

oldwomaninashoe Fri 01-Feb-13 16:45:29

He empties the clean contents of the dishwasher (except for the cutlery and saucepans) and stacks them up on the work surface, denying all knowledge of where they belong!
I end up putting them away hmm
( we have lived in this house for 18 years and all the Ds's seem capable of emptying and putting away the contents of the dishwasher)

BalloonSlayer Fri 01-Feb-13 16:50:54

yy to the wallet and phone in my handbag. . . and then taking the piss out of me "I dunno WHY you always have such a big handbag" angry

carlywurly Fri 01-Feb-13 16:53:44

Leaving the tv on standby rather than turning it off.

Brushing his teeth and not rinsing the sink properly.

Making me carry his things in my handbag - I hate that responsibility.

Inability to find something in the fridge without my input. Or anywhere else, for that matter.

Thankfully all trivial in the scheme of rows grin

pacific407 Fri 01-Feb-13 17:09:03

ahh carly we never have the tv on standby problem because DH's mum convinced him that tvs on standby is the most common cause of house fires. So our tv is always switched off at the mains!

MsNobodyAgain Fri 01-Feb-13 17:10:53

Many arguments about how washing wasn't a big deal as I "didn't have to bash it against a rock" did I? So it wasn't hard. Did he ever put washing!

His wet towels left on the top of my side of the bed. I once removed the sodden towel and tucked it on his side between the bottom sheet and the duvet. You should have seen his face. grin

Needless to say, I'm divorced. smile grin smile

MitchAPalooza Fri 01-Feb-13 18:21:07

He puts his washing on the floor next to the washing basket. Never in, just next to. But the day I took it downstairs and put it on the floor next to the washing machine, I was 'being childish'...

JuliesSistersCousinsAuntsCat Fri 01-Feb-13 18:26:36

Everytime we go shopping and transfer food stuff from bag to cupboard, DP will leave one item on the work top. Everytime. Today it was a jar of olives. Why can't he put it away with everything else? I put it away, give him 'the look' and he mutters about it under his breath.

<petty> grin

JuliesSistersCousinsAuntsCat Fri 01-Feb-13 18:35:47

ChocolateCoins are you my mum? grin She complains about my DSDad who does that! Although it can often be Take Thats greatest hits!

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