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What are the minor irritating things your OH does?

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SweetnessAndShite Mon 07-Sep-09 16:52:14

I am trying to make light of DH's infuriating little habits so I don't end up making them into a bigger issue than they really are. A reality check really....

So I wondered if anyone else wanted to share so we can all have a collective " [hmmm] , Men!" instead of stewing and making those mountains into molehills.

So here are my first ones:

* Only ever doing half the washing up and always leaving the big bits for me to do the next day when all food has to be chiseled off!

* Putting the empty Vitalite pot back in the fridge instead of the bin - WHY?!

* Leaving empty cartons/milk bottles on the side or by the sink instead of rinsing and putting straight into recycling bin.

* Putting stuff in DS2's car seat when DH uses the car on his own so when I take the kids out I carry DS2 to the car only to have to empty his seat one handed before putting him in.

* Ditto putting clean washing from our bed (where waiting to be put away) into DS2's cot.

* Leaving his worn clothes all over the living room and getting arsey when he can't find them coz I've put them in the wash!

Oh God, I ddn't realise there were so many! Anyone want to join in?!

posieparker Mon 07-Sep-09 17:00:09

There is nothing minor my DH does, only major annoyances! Here are a few:

Doesn't come home when he says he's going to and then moans at me for getting stuck in traffic on the way back from the supermarketangry.
Never moves anything when he wipes surfaces or hoovers.
Thinks he should get some sort of medal for ironing.
Never puts car seats in correctly.
Never tries to do ANY diy.
Gets arsey demanding affection as if that route ever works.

I'd better stop now as this list flows too freely.

sherby Mon 07-Sep-09 17:04:41

Folds crisp packets up, ties a knot in them and sticks down the side of the sofa hmm

Leaves his motorbike helmet on the kitchen side covered in 1000000 dead bugs <yak>

southeastastra Mon 07-Sep-09 17:05:48

leaves used cotton wool buds on top of the bathroom cabinet, so when i wipe it i get showered in them.

BroodyChook Mon 07-Sep-09 17:09:20

Picks his toe nails, is incapable of picking up wet towels (from the floor where he has arranged them), and curls his lip at anything resembelling a vegetable.

Gawd, that flowed rather easily! grin

moaningminniewhingesagain Mon 07-Sep-09 17:13:48

Leaves dirty socks rolled into balls under his side of the bed - I take this as a personal insult tbhhmm

Complains that I haven't washed his jeans when 'they have been lying on the bathroom floor for days'!

Never washes up, at all.

Has never cleaned the bathroom or any part of it - exception being when I asked him to clean the bath because he had bathed the dog - he rinsed it out with bleach.

As you can imagine, this could go ongrin

PersonalClown Mon 07-Sep-09 17:15:16

*Doesn't turn the tap off properly so it drips

*Grinds his teeth in his sleep..

* Mumbles in his sleep until he sits bolt upright and says something random clear as day then lays back down again leaving me in fits of laughter unnable to get back to sleep.

*Doesn't stir my tea properly so all the sugar is sitting at the bottom of the mug.

*Moans about my choc addiction whe the hypocrite can wolf down more than me!!

I'll think of more.....

bluebump Mon 07-Sep-09 17:17:33

Insists on drinking a pint of water before bed which means:

a) He gets up at least twice a night for a wee
b) He doesn't turn the light on which means he misses the loo and never clears it up properly <vom>
c) Cannot get back into bed without crushing my feet instead of moving one whole step to the right and then getting in.

Oh, and
d) Goes back to sleep instantly whilst I am left fuming about all of the above!!

izzybiz Mon 07-Sep-09 17:23:12

Mine bites his nails and spits bits outangry

Picks any bit of hard skin he can find.

Leaves his dirty socks by the side of the sofa.

Scrapes burnt toast in to the sink.

Sleep walks when drunk, making a nuicance of himself.

Again when drunk, comes to bed thinking he's going to get some loving, wakes me up and spends an hour harrasing me!blush

His mistakes are always someone elses fault!!

mustrunmore Mon 07-Sep-09 17:36:58

Snores and grinds teeth, which he says is not fixable because "its not one problem, its a whole series of things causing the snoring"

Waits for ds2 aged 3 to pick up his laundry off the floor and put it in the washing basket hmm

Thinks that he should be allowed to use the toilet without the kids tagging along, but I shouldnt have that right.

Spends waaay too much money on weight gain and food supplements, even though we're really really short of money. I know its his money and he can spend it how he likes, but I dont think its fair to whinge about us being poor and then class weightgain supplements as a necessity now that we have kids.

Goes to bed at 9pm. I know he works really hard and gets up really early, but sometimes I'd just like to spend an hour or so with him on the evening.

Thats it really; nothing too bad smile

lucykate Mon 07-Sep-09 17:43:17

never puts the shower gel back after he's had a shower

uses cotton buds to clean his ears but never puts them in the bin. leaves them in his pockets, all over the house, it's gross, put them in the bin fgs!

always looses his keys. we have a shelf in the kitchen where i keep all the household keys. he refuses to use it. i've never lost my keys and yet he looses his on a daily basis.

does the washing up (great), but never cleans the sink afterwards. leaves the used water in the sink bowl (what on earth are we keeping cold, dirty dish water for exactly?!)

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 07-Sep-09 17:44:15

He is getting better looking and more sexy as the years go buy whereas I am getting uglier. grinsad

CybilLiberty Mon 07-Sep-09 17:44:17

Never shuts the dishwasher unless it's on.

In fact shutting doors in general is a bit of a problem

leoleosuperstar Mon 07-Sep-09 17:46:10

Puts cups and glasses in the sink up side down - I don't know why this bugs me but it does.

Dirty socks everywhere.

Goes out/organises going out without checking I'll be home but I have to request him to 'babysit' if I want to go anywhere.

Always saying when I want to go somewhere without DS 'Can't you take him with you?'

Pretty much all of the above...

Deemented Mon 07-Sep-09 17:48:29

He burps really loudly and grossly, and then says 'pardon me' - FFS - they don't pardon pigs, they shoot them!!!

MrsPigeon Mon 07-Sep-09 17:52:14

Puts used crockery in the sink not the dishwasher, so I have to take it out and put it in the dishwasher.

Leaves plug in bath after his bath because he claims he can't get it out (there is a knack to it) and I have to empty it when it's gone all cold and scuzzy. I have tried to teach him the knack several times.

I am going to limit myself to two.

Ruthie22 Mon 07-Sep-09 17:52:21

*Leaves the lid off anything he has used.

*Leaves cupboard doors open.

*NEVER does any cleaning/tidying/washing etc. and claims I don't either (how exactly does it get done then?! hmm)

*Spends all day working on his computer/Blackberry then spends the whole evening playing on his computer/Blackberry.

*Scratches. Lots. (Yuk!)

*Picks his feet.

*Takes up too much room in the bed.

I could go on but I won't as I may end up killing him if I think of too many of these!!

LaurieFairyCake Mon 07-Sep-09 17:54:52


in his sleep grin

he's a teacher

WorzselMummage Mon 07-Sep-09 17:55:04

Goes to the toilet with the door open and then doesn't flush the chain

picks his nose

eats far to fast and never appreciates food.

is shit at diy

tendancies toward being a tightarse.. Prefers money to stay in the back( I want to spent it dammit ! )

never gets excited about anything ever

is surgically attached to his iPhone

I could go on and on and on

we're getting married nent year !

Rosesinautumn Mon 07-Sep-09 18:00:31

*I'll get in on the 'not closing cuboard doors' action. I often take him my the hand to an open cuboard and very slowly demonstrate "Open, c.l.o.s.e.d" it has no effect whatsoever.
*Putting dirty washing next to washing basket rather than in it.
*Using the coat stand as a second wardrobe (even though his wardrobe is twice the size of mine anyway) and then whinging because I've put dirty washing in the wash/clean clothes in his wardrobe so that I can (of all the unreasonable things)actually put COATS on the coat stand.
*Leaving his phone/lap top et al lying about and then complaining because the kids have got their hands on them.
*He thinks fridges are perpetual stasis machines and forbids me from throwing any left overs away even if they've been in there for a couple of weeks- blurgh!

I could go on...

Anniegetyourgun Mon 07-Sep-09 18:15:53

Wilfully existing.

thisxgirl Mon 07-Sep-09 18:16:19

- leaves dirty clothes strewn around the house and then complains when he can't find them because they're either in the washing machine or drying.
- complains when his clothes aren't washed, even when he shirks his chores for days on end - and even when he was unemployed!
- leaves hairs in the shower plughole so that the water doesn't drain and I have to empty it
- spends too much money on his vices. Spends money too easily, full stop.
- wees in the sink occasionally. I don't know why. It means I have to clean the sink thoroughly before using it every time...thankfully we have a dishwasher.
- doesn't brush his teeth often enough. But NEVER has bad breath? I just worry about them in the future
- have a penchant for fast food

I could go on. I wonder what men would write about us?!

SweetnessAndShite Mon 07-Sep-09 18:19:17

thisxgirl Yes, I wonder!

EccentricaGallumbits Mon 07-Sep-09 18:19:19

breathes loudly

holds his knife like a pen

when making a sandwich he eats the sandwich first wihout tidying away the crumbs and implements first.

NoGoodNicknamesLeft Mon 07-Sep-09 18:25:21

hee hee they're pigs!

my DH:
uses shampoo, shaving gel etc and takes them from the basket where they're neatly kept and then leaves them on the window ledge when he's done. it's 5 inches from the basket. twould take no more effort at all to put them back in the basket.

just recently i instigated a policy of folding up and putting away dirty clothes left on the floor. only clothes in the designated washing areas get laundered.

the fingernail shards thing

the empty packets in the fridge thing

the asking me to take DD with me when leaving the house thing when I would prefer a break

says "I'll do it later" and sincerely, really means it when asked to do something but NEVER DOES IT

and the following two annoy me but they shouldn't cos it's me being OCD-ish:

stacking the dishwasher so that everything is grouped together - i think it makes it easier to unload, dh just thinks i'm mad

i like the toilet paper roll with the loose end on the outside, away from the wall - dh will usually just leave the old cardboard insert on instead

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