30 May 2006

I’m gonna wash that dish right outta my hair

Oh, cripes. What is it with men?

That’s it. I’ve no more to say.

All right, my dearly beloved is a disaster to a kitchen. Really, we should get disaster compensation after he’s been in there. So I want a pot to make my lunch, and knowing the pots are pretty gross after one of his whirlwinds, he rushes in to wash one for me. But his idea of washing is not my idea of clean. He’s got about 8 thousand other things to do, but he insists on washing a whole bunch of pots and utensils, rather than doing the one pot I need and moving on.

Sweet, eh? But they’re not cleeeeeeeean. And now I feel like a giant turd because he’s gone and washed the pot that I need so I don’t have to face the tornado-struck kitchen, but rather than being all grateful (“thank you so much, sweetie”) I’m grumbling about the gunk that he missed. I want to be gracious, really, I do. I originally planned on keeping my mouth shut until he left and then re-washing them, but he insisted on re-doing them! Thing is, he re-does them just as badly as the first time around! So now he’s wasting water on top of getting on my last nerf.

He left to run an errand. I’m re-doing the dishes as quickly as I can while he’s out, so I can say, “thank you so much, sweetie” when he gets back. And no one will be the wiser. Don’t say anything, okay?


At 30/5/06 8:51 p.m., Blogger Just another Jenny said...

You are a very nice wife. I would do the ungrateful thing and give him crap for doing things half-assed.

Your secret is safe with me.

At 31/5/06 9:50 a.m., Blogger Serendipity said...

You are a nice wife. Very nice. I'd have lost it and crap all over him.

My husband graciously offered to help me with the burden of household chores. He wants to do laundry on his own clothes only, and would need 3 baskets to do it. Never mind that we actually have other kids in this house whose laundry needs doing to.

I am very ashamed to say, I let loose of my shutgone with both barrells smoking---figuratively speaking of course. I don't own a gun of any kind. :P

At 11/6/06 6:00 a.m., Anonymous Truly Tested said...

Sometimes I think that by doing these things badly, they are passively ensuring that they don't have to do them and that we will instead!

I hear you.

I definitely have a different definition of clean.


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