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post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
when guys make a mess like on the counter or in the sink they don't clean it up? Like DH will wash his hands in the bathroom sink and leave dirty water spots in it. Do men just not notice they are making a mess, or do they just not care.
post #2 of 29
My personal favorite is the whisker trimmings around the bathroom sink
post #3 of 29
Im lucky my Husband dosent do that.
post #4 of 29
My husband doesn't notice dirt until there's enough to support major agriculture. Do I need to say more?
post #5 of 29
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Originally Posted by luvmycat1 View Post
when guys make a mess like on the counter or in the sink they don't clean it up? Like DH will wash his hands in the bathroom sink and leave dirty water spots in it. Do men just not notice they are making a mess, or do they just not care.
Seriously not all guys do that. I never do.
post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by luvmycat1 View Post
when guys make a mess like on the counter or in the sink they don't clean it up? Like DH will wash his hands in the bathroom sink and leave dirty water spots in it. Do men just not notice they are making a mess, or do they just not care.
Mine puts back empty food containers to avoid throwing them away.
post #7 of 29
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Originally Posted by WELDRWOMN View Post
My personal favorite is the whisker trimmings around the bathroom sink
Oh yeah. Rob will shave his face, and leave the trimmings there until I get fed up and wash them away!
post #8 of 29
The honest answer is this: some men (not all, just some) don't give a poop about anyone but themselves!!

By the way, I only said SOME men. Don't be offended guys!
post #9 of 29
My theory is Men have no Such Things as Short-Term Memories so in their defence maybe they just forgot they messed up things in the first place...

Sorry guys but I work with tons of men and this seems to come up time and time again...
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by tierre0 View Post
My theory is Men have no Such Things as Short-Term Memories so in their defence maybe they just forgot they messed up things in the first place...

Sorry guys but I work with tons of men and this seems to come up time and time again...

I agree! I have seen this theory put into practice many times!!!
post #11 of 29
Thread Starter 
I read in Cosmo once that the reason men don't wipe crumbs up for instance, is because they don't actually notice them there. It's something to do with the difference between the male and female brain.
post #12 of 29
Gah! I'm starting to think that men are less trainable than ferrets or cats! I have a friend who is my pet sitter for those rare times I'm gone for a few days without the critters. He can't remember to put the toilet seat and lid down. He leaves trash laying around AAAAARGH!

Angie
post #13 of 29
The poor guys can't catch a break around here!

Just remember this thread when one of them starts a thread about us women!
post #14 of 29
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Originally Posted by Going Nova View Post
Mine puts back empty food containers to avoid throwing them away.
I was blaming the kids, for the empty ice cream container. and the empty cereal box. Dh says it wasn't, them it was me, I said why? his answer. I don't know I just do it.
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by luvmycat1 View Post
when guys make a mess like on the counter or in the sink they don't clean it up? Like DH will wash his hands in the bathroom sink and leave dirty water spots in it. Do men just not notice they are making a mess, or do they just not care.
That's just gross. My husband doesn't do any of this stuff. He does leave his dishes on the counter, rather than the dishwasher, but that's not really a big deal.

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Originally Posted by musicalbookworm View Post
Gah! I'm starting to think that men are less trainable than ferrets or cats! I have a friend who is my pet sitter for those rare times I'm gone for a few days without the critters. He can't remember to put the toilet seat and lid down. He leaves trash laying around
Your petsitter does that???? I hired a petsitter that did that and more, and I found a new one ASAP. I didn't appreciate coming home from trips to a nasty house when I was paying $30 a day. More for holidays.

Toilet lid & seat down are a rule around here. The thought of kitty paws in the toilet grosses me out. No matter how clean it's kept.
post #16 of 29
Toilet seat up! Toilet Seat down! Make up your minds! from a logical stand point, men are very capable of lifting or putting down the seat as needed...we men wonder why women can't seem to do this simple feat...and i'm not believing for one second that the 2am "i gotta go pee really bad and can't see the seat because i don't want to turn on the light and wake anyone else up" jive either. Lift or put the seat down ladies...its not that difficult to do...it takes less time to do this than pullin down yer skivvies.

As for the whiskers...i don't do that...i hate hair in the sink...so :P...crumbs...i'll admit i'm guilty...as to why...who knows...it just is what it is. As for the dishes, just happy we put them close to the sink in the first place, can't speak for other guys...but usually when i spontaneously do the dishes...not because i know i have to because it needs to be done...its usually cause something's got us tick'd off to the point we have to do something instead of going ape and destroying stuff. Not always the case there, but sometimes it is...other times is that we want to please our significant others. So...when we do the dishes...don't question...just let us finish. And be satisfied that you don't have to do them.
post #17 of 29
Since my DH is home all day while I am working, he keeps the bathroom, kitchen clean and does the dishes. I will leave him a list of "chores" occasionally too. I feel that since he doesn't work, he can keep the apartment picked up and tidy. He yells at me when I leave something out! He is also the pooper scooper of the litterbox. He scoops several times a day. The girls like a clean box and will hold it until he scoops it.
post #18 of 29
You know what's funny? I posted earlier that my DH doesn't notice dirt until there's enough to sustain agriculture. I hired a woman to clean my house today because I haven't been able to do it for the last month due to hand surgery.

He walks into the house about an hour before she finishes, came back outside and told me the house looked remarkable and I should hire her more often. And I need to tip her well.

So for a man who doesn't notice dirt, he sure as heck noticed clean!
post #19 of 29
They are very capable and trainable. The good ones, that is
post #20 of 29
I swear my DH is blind as well. He makes great food for dinner but leaves an awful mess!
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by luvmycat1 View Post
when guys make a mess like on the counter or in the sink they don't clean it up? Like DH will wash his hands in the bathroom sink and leave dirty water spots in it. Do men just not notice they are making a mess, or do they just not care.

yea so ? its are job.
post #22 of 29
I have not managed to get mine to do anything around the house in 23 years, so I gave up. He eats snacks in bed, and the trash n runs over until I cannot stand it any more and am afraid it will run over into the bed. Then I will clean it. we save cans for our neighbor's church, and I have to dig them out because I moved the smaller trash can where the empty cans go. I think I will go get that right now and put it back.
Done!
post #23 of 29
I thought that was why men got married to us ladies in the first place - so they would have someone to do those things for them.

On the other hand, I don't have to worry about my car being cared for.
post #24 of 29
LoL... I've noticed it. My hubby has a hard time putting things back where he found them, then complains that things aren't in their places... Maybe he things a magical faerie will come by and put them away for him? ??

The one I notice most, is the tall stacks of pop cans on their computer desks... Or the empty wrappers for candy or what ever on their desks... and I keep waste baskets by each desk... Sheesh!
post #25 of 29
I really am coming to believe that men just dont notice a mess the way women do. I'm trying to learn to not care so much about the little things like his sweatshirts laying on the living room floor for days, and know that if you are waiting for him to pick it up well it might never get picked up.

so, if something bugs you, just fix it and mention it later when your not mad about it anymore so you dont blow up about the dirty dishes (just my personal experience)
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by Meowers View Post
I really am coming to believe that men just dont notice a mess the way women do. I'm trying to learn to not care so much about the little things like his sweatshirts laying on the living room floor for days, and know that if you are waiting for him to pick it up well it might never get picked up.

so, if something bugs you, just fix it and mention it later when your not mad about it anymore so you dont blow up about the dirty dishes (just my personal experience)
Trust me, I've learned to save my energy by not complaining to him about it. I've started to come to terms with the fact that it won't change so there's no use bringing it up to him.
post #27 of 29
Hey, we're just making the home "ours," just like marking our territory!

As to the toilet seat, I had a very strong woman teach me not to leave it in the "lazy man's position" (lid and seat up) or in the "lazy woman's position" (lid up, seat down).

But why shouldn't women have to put it down? We have to put it up!
post #28 of 29
I guess I should have read this thread before hiring a divorce lawyer...On second thought no it wouldn't have helped. Whiskers in the bathroom sink were the least of our problems.
What used to irk me was putting back empty containers. Two steps and a turn and surprise a trashcan! He was guilty of most of these infractions.
His closets were a disgrace. He would just throw things in there and then shut the door quickly so nothing would fall out.
One thing I miss is his good cooking. I am a very good cook but he excelled at Italian food. He is Italian and would make some delicious food. He comes over to cook for our daughter sometimes and I am lucky enough to get some too.
post #29 of 29
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His closets were a disgrace. He would just throw things in there and then shut the door quickly so nothing would fall out.
What, you've never heard of Fibber McGee's closet?
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