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brokenbone Thu 19-May-16 16:18:39

In the grand scheme of things this IS really petty but it's got my goat and I need to rant!! Who puts the bins out in your household?? Today my partner has been home all day. A mans day off is just that in my house. He's been on mine craft all day. Nothing has been done. I've just got home and asked him to put the bins out. It's wheelie bin week, recycling and food waste, so today there are 5 different bins to go out. To get the bins from our garden to the front of the house we have to navigate a long narrow path, allocated parking bays and then round the front to our front garden. I broke my ankle 3 months ago and struggle with this task at the best of times let alone hobbling. OH reply is he'll do it later but it's threatening rain and I want it done out the way. I'm determined to leave it and let him do it but he has to go to bed for 7pm tonight as he's got a really early start tomorrow. I know I'll end up doing it! He's not made the bed or washed up after his breakfast or lunch and seems oblivious to the over flowing washing basket and there's no mention of him starting an evening meal. Am I the only woman who's other half has a day off and does bugger all??

haveacupoftea Thu 19-May-16 17:19:27

I have one who does bugger all too. So i have also started doing bugger all. The house isn't particularly clean but at least we arent fighting grin

brokenbone Thu 19-May-16 17:42:33

I'm so tempted! It's now nearly 6pm and the bins are still in the back garden!!

RunRabbitRunRabbit Thu 19-May-16 18:17:21

You won't really do the bins yourself will you? That's a seriously bad precedent to set. Why is he allowed to opt out but you aren't?

Surely if he starts to head to bed at 7 you just casually say "You've forgotten the bins, love."

brokenbone Thu 19-May-16 19:00:06

He's out there now doing them! It's raining too.... That fine misty drizzle that soaks you to the bone! And because I'm the only one in this house that actually sorts the recycling rather than just lobbing it in any old bin, he's got to sort it all out too!! And there's an extra mouldy, smelly bag of food waste too!! Hope he gets a slipper full of bin juice! smile

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