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I was lying in bed yesterday morning and noticed some wee insects had been squashed on the roller blinds, they must get caught when the blind is down then get squashed when it is rolled up. I asked Mr Tidy if he could clean them off .

Later that day they were still there so I reminded him. A short time later I was in the shower and he came in the bathroom and pulled the shower door open. It came as quite a surprise as he usually comes nowhere near the bathroom till the shower has stopped for at least 10 minutes and he knows I am safely covered  up in my dressing gown.

He pulls a basin into the shower and says ‘ shove over , I need to fill this’ .

‘What for ‘ I asked . 

‘To clean the insects off the blind’, he said.

I am standing there shivering like a drookit rat so I said ‘ can you not fill it in the kitchen’ .
‘No he says ‘ you have bleach in the sink’ .

I said ‘ well can you not empty the bleach, or use the wash handbasin, as I pointed over to the sink’ . Then I remembered there is no  hot water in the bathroom sink. The hot water was coming through the cold tap  and also the toilet flush  and instead of getting a plumber he just switched off the hot water . This was 6 months ago.

🤬👱‍♂️🪓

Meh. This hasn’t really resolved anything but I feel a bit better now. 

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3 hours ago, TDYER63 said:

I was lying in bed yesterday morning and noticed some wee insects had been squashed on the roller blinds, they must get caught when the blind is down then get squashed when it is rolled up. I asked Mr Tidy if he could clean them off .

Later that day they were still there so I reminded him. A short time later I was in the shower and he came in the bathroom and pulled the shower door open. It came as quite a surprise as he usually comes nowhere near the bathroom till the shower has stopped for at least 10 minutes and he knows I am safely covered  up in my dressing gown.

He pulls a basin into the shower and says ‘ shove over , I need to fill this’ .

‘What for ‘ I asked . 

‘To clean the insects off the blind’, he said.

I am standing there shivering like a drookit rat so I said ‘ can you not fill it in the kitchen’ .
‘No he says ‘ you have bleach in the sink’ .

I said ‘ well can you not empty the bleach, or use the wash handbasin, as I pointed over to the sink’ . Then I remembered there is no  hot water in the bathroom sink. The hot water was coming through the cold tap  and also the toilet flush  and instead of getting a plumber he just switched off the hot water . This was 6 months ago.

🤬👱‍♂️🪓

Meh. This hasn’t really resolved anything but I feel a bit better now. 

Well there goes this theory 😆

If a man says he will fix something, he will fix it. You don't need to  remind him every 6 months. | Reminders Ecard

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3 hours ago, TDYER63 said:

I was lying in bed yesterday morning and noticed some wee insects had been squashed on the roller blinds, they must get caught when the blind is down then get squashed when it is rolled up. I asked Mr Tidy if he could clean them off .

Later that day they were still there so I reminded him.

Right on behalf of men the world over why not just clean it yourself. Surely after the second nag it would have been quicker.

Have you and your husband got this weird couple thing going where jobs are allocated based on your sex? Or maybe I should say gender. So changing tyres, wrestling bears out the swimming pool and lighting the BBQ are down to you and he cleans the blinds?

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1 hour ago, thplinth said:

Right on behalf of men the world over why not just clean it yourself. Surely after the second nag it would have been quicker.

Have you and your husband got this weird couple thing going where jobs are allocated based on your sex? Or maybe I should say gender. So changing tyres, wrestling bears out the swimming pool and lighting the BBQ are down to you and he cleans the blinds?

😂

Aye, we do allocate jobs based on gender and since he is at least 6 inches taller than me he has to deal with any chores above 6 foot in height. Or mice. Particularly the mice who climb up the curtains onto the rail.  
The insects were right at the top of the blind, he managed to flick a couple off but some were stubbornly clinging on . 

 

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4 hours ago, TDYER63 said:

😂

Aye, we do allocate jobs based on gender and since he is at least 6 inches taller than me he has to deal with any chores above 6 foot in height. Or mice. Particularly the mice who climb up the curtains onto the rail.  
The insects were right at the top of the blind, he managed to flick a couple off but some were stubbornly clinging on . 

 

3 blinds mice? 😁

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Nearly burnt the house down with one of these.

One of the mirrors fell off and I had glued it back on and left it sitting on the desk....

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...a little while later I was sitting there using my PC and suddenly I notice there are wisps of smoke coming out the machine and an acrid plastic burning smell. Assumed it was shorting out somehow and switched it off. Still smoking!

The low morning sun had caught the mirror and was melting a sizeable hole (about the size of penny) through the plastic housing of the desktop. Found it just before it started melting the components inside.

The frightening thing is if that had been on fabric or a couch I am pretty sure it would have caught alight.

I guess it was on the 3X magnifying side and acted like a magnifying glass. Really dangerous household item! 😃

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