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to think you shouldn't use the last slice of bread before checking if there is any more?

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deaconblue · 25/05/2011 07:58

Dh this morning finished the loaf before I'd had chance to make ds' packed lunch. He's in a right huff with me because I then had to tear down to the corner shop to buy more and made him 5 mins late for work.
p.s I don't eat bread and there was 1/2 a loaf when I made ds' sandwiches yesterday so I assumed there would be enough for today.

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TheOriginalFAB · 25/05/2011 08:00

Ignore the man child. 5 minutes really shouldn't matter.


Bumfuzzle · 25/05/2011 08:09

YANBU to be annoyed that he was annoyed that you had to get down to the shops!

To stop it happening again, and assuming you have space, keep a few loaves in the freezer, then you always have bread. When you get down to the last 10 slices, take the next loaf out of the freezer. I've currently got 4 loaves in the freezer, precisely because I got so sick of always finding out that the bread bin was empty! Same with milk. Got a cupboard with 12 bottles of longlife milk in it. I got so sick of Himself using the last of the milk and then PUTTING THE EMPTY CONTAINER BACK IN THE FRIDGE AND NOT SAYING ANYTHING!! 6am, I go to make a cuppa - empty bottle. Angry

and my airing cupboard currently has in it a wholesale pack of some 80 loo rolls, but that's another story Grin


ChasingSquirrels · 25/05/2011 08:12

tbh YABU not to have sent him to the shop


belgo · 25/05/2011 08:13

yes that's annoying, and something my dh has been known to do. I make sandwiches in the evening before school.


TrillianAstra · 25/05/2011 08:14

Someone has to have the last slice.


ChasingSquirrels · 25/05/2011 08:15

"someone has to have the last slice" was my view of the thread title as well - but in the circumstances described that someone should also have considered the other immediate needs for the bread and either not eaten it, or gone and got some more.


differentnameforthis · 25/05/2011 08:23

Freeze some, then you won't run out!

You can only assume there will be enough for the next day if you know, for certain, that no one else will eat it.


Tee2072 · 25/05/2011 08:27

Except you can't make a sandwich from one slice, so even if he hadn't eaten the last slice, someone would have had to run to the shop!

So, yes, YABU.


pleasekeepcalmandcarryon · 25/05/2011 08:37


I think the OP's issue is with thoughtlessness and the lack of mental responsibility some men take with their DC.

Woman finds loaf is running low and thinks 'best save that the DC will need packed lunch'. Man in same scenario thinks 'great there is some bread left, yum'



GrimmaTheNome · 25/05/2011 08:55

If you don't have a big enough freezer and don't want to make the sarnies the night before, maybe stash sufficient bread in a separate bag that your DH knows is sacrosanct?

Now DD has started Food Tech, I've realised I'll have to do some stashing or labelling to ensure DH doesn't - in all innocence - eat a vital ingredient!


2rebecca · 25/05/2011 09:00

Send them to school dinners. packed lunches for kids are a mugs game. If I did do them I'd make the kids make their sandwiches the night before.
1 slice of bread isn't going to be enough for 2 kids' sandwiches anyway.
Agree lack of bread is the problem here, who ate the last slice is irrelevent.


Salmotrutta · 25/05/2011 09:03

Irritating yes, but, as someone pointed out, that's what freezers are for.

Oh - and I get very incensed when someone puts and empty container of anything back in the fridge/cupboard. Why would you do that? Why???
Especially when it's my favourite Ainsley Harriot Thai Aromatic Lemongrass Chicken cup-a-soup which I take for lunch at work!! Angry Angry
My anger disappointment when this happens is a intense!! Grin

Not that I'm a creature of habit or anything! Blush


ChristinedePizan · 25/05/2011 09:04

Why didn't he go to the shop if he ate it?


GrimmaTheNome · 25/05/2011 09:04

My DH has a strange ability to put away empty packets, yet always leave things like the spreadable butter or other perishables on the counter.


Salmotrutta · 25/05/2011 09:07

Now that would send me into a flat spin Grimma - at least that doesn't happen here


Salmotrutta · 25/05/2011 09:08

Leaving out the spreadables/and perishables I mean!!


2rebecca · 25/05/2011 09:22

It was breakfast time, why is eating some bread such a crime?
The problem is the unnecessary faff of packed lunches for kids too small to make their own in a house with insufficient bread.


glassofwhiteanybody · 25/05/2011 09:36

I would make sandwiches the night before. Alternatively my SIL freezes sandwiches each weekend - I've never done it but she swears it works. Obviously you're restricted in what you can put in, but bread / cheese / ham is apparently OK and you can prepare well in advance.


TheOriginalFAB · 25/05/2011 13:48

You can make a sandwich for a child with one slice.


deaconblue · 25/05/2011 14:01

He made himself a full sandwich so there was 2 slices. I do usually have a freezer full of bread so to be fair dh probably assumed there would be another loaf in there. I would always check before finishing a loaf/bottle of milk etc but dh wouldn't dream of it.

OP posts:

2rebecca · 25/05/2011 14:43

He maybe wouldn't have the option of a school dinner though which a child would.
I don't see why making a sandwich from food in his house is such a crime.


LyingWitchInTheWardrobe2726 · 25/05/2011 15:41

I'm puzzled... if your DH made himself a sandwich today using 2 slices, and there was half a loaf yesterday when you'd finished.... where did the rest of the bread go?


SuePurblybilt · 25/05/2011 15:45

Could you not have just handed the sandwich your DH made for his lunch to your son?


pingu2209 · 25/05/2011 15:49

The things my dh puts away empty or very nearly empty:

  • paracetemol and nurophen - he uses all the tablets but leaves the empty packaging in the medicine cupboard.
  • Milk - he leaves 1/2 cm at the bottom of the bottle and says "I didn't take it all"
  • Loo Roll - he leaves 3 sheets on the roll but doesn't get another one out.
  • Bread - he leaves 1 slice, again saying "I didn't eat it all"
  • Yoghurt - he will eat the yoghurt but leave 1 or 2, but we have 3 dc so it ends up in a row

Actually the list is endless. Bloody men!

Not that I hold a grudge you understand!

HeadfirstForHalos · 25/05/2011 15:59

YANBU, if we are low on bread, dh will ask in the morning if the kids need it for their lunch. It's just showing some thought for others.

I am wondering though as to what happened to the rest of the loaf?

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