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Author Topic: Family: Things thit drive you nuts at home  (Read 8170 times)

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Re: Things thit drive you nuts at home
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2013, 01:56:08 pm »
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A common pet-peeve, but irks me nevertheless... when he leaves the toilet-seat up. How many times do I have to explain that the cat will play and drink in that water if it is made accessible??!

 
My peeve is that the toilet seat never gets to the stage where it is left up because it is not PUT up in the first place.

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Re: Things thit drive you nuts at home
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2013, 03:40:32 am »
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Two things, is it really that hard to put a new roll of toilet paper on the holder? Really?

 
I am guilty of resting the fresh roll of TP on the old one instead of actually changing the roll. It drives Ogre BATTY. (I'm trying to get better about this and at his place I am. At my place? Nope. So we'll see what happens when we move in together.)

Small thing that drives me nuts? When people use tea-cup saucers as mini-plates. THEY ARE NOT PLATES. PLATES ARE PLATES. USE PLATES. *rips hair out*
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Re: Things thit drive you nuts at home
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2013, 03:54:51 am »
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My peeve is that the toilet seat never gets to the stage where it is left up because it is not PUT up in the first place.

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In a similar vein, if your aim is off and you miss the bowl, clean it up. I refuse to clean up your pee for you.. I only do that for the cats.
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« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2013, 07:42:26 am »
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In a similar vein, if your aim is off and you miss the bowl, clean it up. I refuse to clean up your pee for you.. I only do that for the cats.

I have threatened to banish my husband to the litterbox for this. But the worst is, he'll often put the lid down and not flush. WTF?

I probably drive him the most nuts when I do hand washing and leave the clothes on the drying rack in the bathroom for a week.
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Re: Things thit drive you nuts at home
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2013, 09:05:26 am »
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I just realized, that in our household it might be me, who is the more annoying part. The husband is a lot tidier than I am, when it comes to cleaning the kitchen and putting stuff away. :whis:

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Re: Things thit drive you nuts at home
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2013, 11:07:54 am »
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What drives you completely gaga around the house (or garden- whatever you like)?

 
I never realized how blessed I am on the home front....but there are still things that bug the heck outta me.

My son does his own laundry......but he will wait until his hamper is overflowing, filling his closet with dirty clothes and he has no clean ones to realize he needs to do it (instead of just washing it when the hamper gets full).

Hubby won't let me do his laundry (he says he is perfectly capable)....but he has a thing about leaving it in the dryer.  I swear that man hasn't put his clothes away in probably 5 years.  If anyone else wants to use the dryer, the clothes have to be dumped somewhere first.

My son also does the dishes as his chores, but sometimes hubby will do them if he cooked or if we were doing something special and it ran late...but he puts things in the dishwasher in the craziest way!  There will be lids facing the wrong way, plates on the top and other stuff.  I used to try to talk to him about it, but now I just move them...it's quicker.
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Re: Things thit drive you nuts at home
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2013, 09:18:12 pm »
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I was just doing some ironing (and getting very annoyed at a shirt) and thought about asking other people- what really gets on your nerves around the house? For example, I really hate when my hubby and my daughter take their shirts off without undoing buttons, so when I come to iron them, I spend more time undoing buttons than I do with the rest of the pile! I also truly hate greasy cold water left in the kitchen sink..... *shudder*

What drives you completely gaga around the house (or garden- whatever you like)?

 

There are a couple of things my hubbster does on a frequent basis that I've told him not to do (and explained why) more times than I can count. I think that's what bothers me the most is that I constantly explain to him why he shouldn't be doing certain things.

The major ones are when he leaves his shoes in the middle of the hallway that is 30 feet away from any door to the outside, and subsequently I ALWAYS trip over them; and his putting his cigarette butts in the kitchen trash (which he denies, but I can smell within minutes and have to take the trash out). He also puts his cigarette ends in my circle planter out front despite years of me telling him not to, but hopefully his plans to quit smoking next month will happen. And then his constantly putting his backpacks and jackets over our one functioning couch, even though I gave him a designated spot for it all to be piled in.

It's really not what he does so much as it's obvious that sometimes he flat doesn't listen or care. But hey, if that's all I have to put up with in a marriage then I will thank my lucky stars and keep relocating his shoes to the garage. =P

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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2013, 09:24:54 pm »
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What drives you completely gaga around the house (or garden- whatever you like)?

I have a 15 year old step daughter  that seems to have a case of 'teen eye roll' syndrome.

Enough said.

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« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2013, 01:08:24 am »
I'm 22 living on my own and my car was totaled 3 weeks ago. Luckily I love next to my school/job, idiotically I took most of my classes on branch campuses 15-45 minutes away and have been trying to bum rides till I get the insurance check. But that should come through this week.

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« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2013, 01:36:05 pm »
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He also puts his cigarette ends in my circle planter out front despite years of me telling him not to, but hopefully his plans to quit smoking next month will happen.

It's really not what he does so much as it's obvious that sometimes he flat doesn't listen or care. But hey, if that's all I have to put up with in a marriage then I will thank my lucky stars and keep relocating his shoes to the garage. =P


Has he considered switching to e-cigarettes? I started using them about 2 years ago and haven't looked back. I can't even stand the smell of a regular cigarette anymore and attempting to smoke one makes me gag. Just in case the cold turkey thing is a little much for him, he could even get 0 nicotine vape liquids just to have something that simulates smoking to help with the oral fixation.
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« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2013, 04:34:41 pm »
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Has he considered switching to e-cigarettes? I started using them about 2 years ago and haven't looked back. I can't even stand the smell of a regular cigarette anymore and attempting to smoke one makes me gag. Just in case the cold turkey thing is a little much for him, he could even get 0 nicotine vape liquids just to have something that simulates smoking to help with the oral fixation.

The E-Cig option can make a huge difference in quitting. I smoked in high school and it screwed up my running and athletics so I tried and tried to stop but honestly found myself destroying pens, pencils and the like and would still go back to smoking until a friend of mine got me to try an e-cig using low levels of nicotine and eventually i worked myself off to no nicotine and now 6 years later I have not touched a traditional cig but I still have my electric.

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Re: Things thit drive you nuts at home
« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2013, 08:38:48 pm »
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Has he considered switching to e-cigarettes? I started using them about 2 years ago and haven't looked back. I can't even stand the smell of a regular cigarette anymore and attempting to smoke one makes me gag. Just in case the cold turkey thing is a little much for him, he could even get 0 nicotine vape liquids just to have something that simulates smoking to help with the oral fixation.

 
We got him that last year around the winter holidays. He uses it, on occasion, but not enough to negate the real cigs. But yeah, I was hoping that would do the trick. :p

There are a couple books I was recommended for quitting smoking too I may look into.

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« Reply #27 on: October 28, 2013, 10:34:16 pm »
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But the worst is, he'll often put the lid down and not flush. WTF?


This. This. THIS.

Not flushing is my biggest pet-peeve. Drives me absolutely up the wall! My grandfather refused to flush when it was just pee in the toilet. He said it saved on water. I tried explaining to him that it really didn't since, whenever I saw that he hadn't flushed the toilet, I would flush it. And that letting the toilet just sit there with urine in it, made the bathroom smell bad and was just gross all around, but he ignored me. So, I got air fresheners for the bathroom...that he, then, complained about. :hdsk:

Luckily, my current bathroom-mates flush after every use, so I don't have to wonder if I'm in for a surprise every time I go into the bathroom.

On the other hand, I am now, apparently, the only one that can take out the trash in the bathroom (even if it's overflowing) or put the toilet paper on the holder. I mean come on! You set the new roll on the counter, right above the holder. Is it that much more work to change it out?! *sigh*
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Re: Things thit drive you nuts at home
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2013, 08:10:32 am »
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We got him that last year around the winter holidays. He uses it, on occasion, but not enough to negate the real cigs. But yeah, I was hoping that would do the trick. :p

There are a couple books I was recommended for quitting smoking too I may look into.

 
Maybe all he needs is some really interesting flavors .. look into something called Alice in Vapeland, a friend of mine SWEARS by it.

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« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2013, 01:21:26 pm »
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Also, yes- I know I made a spelling mistake in the title of the thread. It's early and I haven't slept, 'k? :o


My brain keeps reading it as "things that drive you nits at home"  

Anyway, the thing that annoys me the most is not replacing the loo roll. I don't particularly relish needing to use loo roll there and then and discovering that I need to go get some more from the cupboard in the kitchen.

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