Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hubby's (Inability To) Hangup

I know I have made it pretty clear on this blog that my Hubby rivals Superman (hold the spandex, please.)

He cooks, he vacuums, he irons, he does dishes...

He mows, he snowblows...

And so on.

BUT. (You knew that was coming, didn't ya?)

There's one leeeeeeeetle task he's incapable of performing.

In Hubby's mind, a chair, any chair = coat hanger. Thus, his myriad of outerwear (did I mention he has a slight jacket obsession that rivals my lust for shoes?) can be found throughout the Trenches, draped over the backs of chairs.


Exhibit A
Exhibits B - C

(There was an Exhibit D here as well, but he grabbed it and put it on before I could snap the picture.)

(These 3 coats were all in ONE ROOM.)

(I also could have taken pictures of the stair bannister and the bed post, where more of his coats were draped. But I'm not that petty. Nope.)

Normally, I shrug my shoulders, grit my teeth and simply hang them all up myself. Because, as I said, he does A LOT around the Trenches, especially in the mornings and evenings when I'm at work.

But when if I'm feeling bitchy passive-aggressive, I gather them into a huDge pile and leave it IN FRONT OF THE COAT CLOSET.

Heh.

Tell me about one task your spouse doesn't do that drives you cuh-razy.

21 comments:

Jenni Jiggety said...

It is soooo cliche...but he can NOT put his dirty clothes in the hamper. Drives me CRAZY!

Chris said...

You need to borrow my dog for a week. His favorite thing to do is pee on coats that are hanging from chairs. That'll learn him!!

Only ONE? Really? Okay, the one I hate the most is that he's incapable of throwing away soda cans. He gets up to get a new one and leaves the empty one on his table. He has to pass the trash can on the way to the fridge so why not just throw away the old one on the way? Hmmm Hmmm?? The cans don't get thrown away until either A) He can't fit another one on the table or B) I can't stand it anymore.

Chris said...

Oh, by the way, I thought this was gonna be about telemarketers or a juicy conversation that was overheard because he didn't hang up the phone.

Simply AnonyMom said...

Hubby seems to only be able to clear up after himself. Whether I am working or home, If food is made he will ONLY clear his own plate. Whether I cooked it or not he will leave the mess out (food included) for me to clean up when I am done/get home. It is oh so fun (*sarcasm*) to come home from work and find the milk STILL on the counter and the kids breakfast AND lunch dishes on the table and him asking what I am making for dinner. Yep. That kind of laziness is true love.

Amy said...

Not my hubby, but back in the day of roommates, I once picked up EVERYTHING one had left around the common areas - books, papers, cups, clothes, etc. and dumped the entire pile in the middle of his room. Very (bitchy) passive aggressive as you say. He was nice enough to laugh.

Owens Family Adventures said...

After he takes a shower and comes into the bedroom to get dressed he puts his wet towel on the bed. OMG I can feel the rage inside of me each and every time. I have taken to making the bed and putting the wet towel on his pillow. So far it hasn't stopped him cause he comes home late and everything is dry by then. He may have to be replaced. heehee
dawn

Lynette3boys said...

I can totally relate on this - mine is just as guilty. Do they still make those coat trees? I might have to go searching for one at an antique shop.

Allison said...

I hate it that instead of loading the dishwasher with the dirty dishes as we clean up, hubby piles them all in the sink (like that was a big favor) granted the counters and table are not cluttered, and the real kicker is that by the time I get all of those dishes in the dishwasher, It really disgusts me that in the bottom of the sink lies the dish rag COVERED IN YUCK!

but i'm not really complaining because I too have a hubby that does a lot around the house.

Manic Mommy said...

I will not humilate myself by taking a picture of the HUGE pile of clothing/debris located against the wall on his side of the bed: clean clothes/dirty clothes/shirts that need to go through the drycleaner/things that were tried on and discarded. It's all there. Until I get disgusted enough to separate them out.

Alternately, he will go through the pile himself, resulting in a tidal wave of laundry.

Natalie said...

I love my hubby, I really do. And he does ALOT for me & the family. BUT why can't he hang things up? He doesn't put his shoes away, hang his clothes or coats. It drives me insane. He doesn't do any other form of the laundry. He thinks it's perfectly acceptable to just take the stack of clean clothes & put them on our dresser or chest at the foot of our bed.
He's mentioned something before about my OCD method of hanging things in the closet, but is it really so complicated to just put the shirts with the shirts & pants with the pants?
I don't really think so. It must be something in the y chromosome.

Natalie said...

Just wanted to add... He used to be REALLY bad about leaving his shoes out. The boys were too. Until I started throwing them outside. It rained one night & it broke their habit of leaving shoes laying anywhere & everywhere in the house like under the kitchen table or the living room floor.

O's Working Mommy said...

Ugggg my Hubby leaves his dirty work clothes in the hallway next to the bathroom. "I'm going to wear them tomorrow" tomorrow comes and they are still sitting there.
I usually throw them to the bottom of the basement stairs.
(which is his pet peeve)

Shanna said...

Picking one is hard. But, he leaves his beer bottle caps all over the house. The cats like to knock them down. Have you ever stepped on one?!?! So I tend to gather them up and put them in his shoes. I am evil, what can I say?!?

Dorothy said...

My husband uses the entire house as his closet. Since it is just the two of us, he often strips down to his underwear when he comes in the house and leaves his clothes draped over a chair in the kitchen, family room, banister. His dirty socks can be found in any room of the house. He often leaves clothes where he drops them and then expects me to know where they are when he needs them. I found a tie on the living room floor last week. Yet, he gets annoyed with me if I sit on one of his ties that he left on the seat of the car. Sometimes, when I am feeling bitchy, I gather up all his miscellaneous clothes from around the house, deposit them in a big garbage bag and throw them in his closet. I always threaten I will throw them in the garbage, but haven't done that yet. So consider yourself lucky that it is more or less a seasonal thing.

AmyG said...

Mine is my hubby not taking the trash out until it's falling on the floor. But then, I STILL have to ask him to do it. I shudder to think what this place would look like if I wasn't here to make him take care of the trash!

MoxieMamaKC said...

My hubby leaves "pocket piles" (loose change, old receipts, dryer lint) in a myriad of places around the house. I once collected all the piles and put them huge pile on his pillow. He got the point after that.

Elaine said...

My husband is a-maz-ing, but he does do one leeeetle thing that drives me mad. He takes clothes out of the dryer, puts them in a rumpled heap on top, puts wet clothes in the dryer, and walks away. If I didn't fold them, those clothes would just pile up in a wrinkled mess and he'd be content to go get what he needed from the pile when he needed it.

ARRRRGGGHHH!

Chaotic Joy said...

Oh no, my husband's perfect. Absolutely perfect. he does nothing annoying at all. My kids too.

Which is why I ran away for the day today and left the lot of them at home.

Scary Mommy said...

One? You want just one? I'd say the hamper too. How difficult is it to put your dirty ass clothes in it? I wash them, fold them and put them away. What's the problem, DEAR???!!!! ;)

iheartchocolate said...

that's funny. Over here, at my house? There is a chair in my dining room, wearing my husband's coat-but then also mine and my 3 year old's coat is on top-all on one chair. In the bedroom, there is a night stand with my husband's last outfit on it, and then, his work clothes, well-then I add my last outfit and whatever I may want to wear tomorrow on TOP. I can't stop, how can I ask him to? I am awful and I know it.

More, More, More said...

my husband leaves his damn shoes in the middle of the mud room and it drives me nuts! I often throw them in the trash - when I do my kids get a kick out of it. I am going to start throwing them out the front door!

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