Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Signals, Jan 6, 2011.
Does your spouse repeatedly do something even though he/she knows it really bugs you??
If you have been married long enough the only answer is yes.
If the answer is no...you are not being truthful.
Surprised you didn't ask what it was. :laugh2:
Yeah, my wife asks me a question and if I say I don't know she will change the way she asked it thinking it will somehow spark a memory.
The way the question was worded, I have to say you are wrong.
My wife would not "repeatedly" do something if she "knew" it "really bugged" me.
Nor would I.
She is such a sweetheart of a person I can't see her doing that to anyone.
Now I didn't say neither of us ever do something that bugs the other, ... but we wouldn't "repeatedly" do anything that we "knew really bugged" the other.
Why would you do that?
Because we aren't all saints.
My wife does not know how to fold and put away towels properly. She has finally stopped folding towels because she knows I will refold them anyways.
Cabinets - she can open them, but she's incapable of closing them.
Toothpaste - cap is AWOL by day two.
Milk - she apparently thinks milk likes to sunbathe on the kitchen counter.
Filing - she's under the impression that 10 files or so constitutes enough organization for a family of four (soon to be five).
Her car - is were I go to find missing dishes and clothes.
Other than that, she's great!
See, I figured someone would jump waaaaay out to some ridiculous conclusion that I am claiming we are "saints". I am not saying that.
We just try to stop doing what we "know" drives the other crazy, .. because we are crazy about each other.
Hint: You may have heard the saying, .. "Don't sweat the small stuff", .. the way your wife folds a towel is the small stuff. If that is what she does to drive you crazy, you are a lucky man.
Either that or she is genius since she now has you folding the towels. :laugh2:
This works both ways. I'm not implying that there is nothing that annoys Kilyin about me, because I know there is probably more than one thing he could name.
So let me understand this, .. maybe I don't get the original question.
Are some of you saying that you would "repeatedly" do something even though you know it "bugs the heck" out of your spouse?
Why would you do that?
Towels - wet ones never seem to find their way back to the towel rack or the laundry. The floor or the bed are frequent resting places....
...but other than that....
My wife does this too.
My wife really has two things that bug the crap out of me though. One is clutter. She deposits everything on the counter as if that is where it goes.
The second thing she does that annoys me to no end is get out of the shower / tub and doesn't dry off until after she is out. Now that really wouldn't bother me so much except I wear socks around the house because our hardwood floors will really dry your feet out. If she doesn't dry off in the shower, the floor/bathroom rug gets wet and so do my socks when I walk in there. I hate wet socks!
I bet she always deposits the wet towl on your side of the bed. hah I hate that too!
....the worst part is that she uses a minimum of two towels. If I'm gone for a 24 hour shift, there may be as many as 6-8 towels just randomly deposited throughout the house (the kids have adopted mommy's nonchalant attitude towards towel placement).
I think it is great that you guys still keep your sense of humor about these things.
After all, aren't we all just tolerating each other any way??
I know my wife has to tolerate a lot about me.
A good sense of humor goes a long way in a relationship.
My wife and I can laugh together about anything.
Sometimes, if things just suck, all you can do is laugh.
Wouldn't you have figured out by now that you shouldn't walk on the bath mat? I mean, the name of the rug, "bath mat", is pretty indicative of what its purpose is...
I do this, too, and I don't dry off in the shower because I don't want to drag my dry towel along the wet shower curtain or possibly drop it onto the floor of the tub.
So there! :
For me what is indicative of it's purpose is so you aren't standing on a cold floor!
Odd, I never have a problem with the shower curtain / walls or dropping the towel.
That's a chance I am unwilling to take!
It is not a ridiculous conclusion, it is an expression. My wife and I talk about our differences but it is ridiculous to expect either of us to stop doing everything we know drives the other crazy.
The way my wife folds a towel is small stuff, and instead of sweating it I take care of it myself. I don't expect her to change who she is or how she thinks so I take small stuff like this and do it myself because I know she is doing the same thing with my small stuff that she doesn't like.