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    Default If you ask your partner to do something while you're out, will it get done?

    Because I obviously can't.

    Went shopping... grocery shopping as well as having to buy a few bits and pieces for people other than me... so not "fun shopping" ... and asked DP to vacuum while I was gone. IT IS NOT A HARD TASK! We have a Dyson so it does most of the work itself, and we have a little house, so again, there's not too much to do. Takes about 10-15 minutes to do. I just wanted to come home to the floor free of bird seed and pellets and various bits of debris (we have tiles) so I had less to deal with.

    THREE HOURS I was gone for. I came back... no vacuuming done. *sigh*

    Surely I'm not the only one with a partner who is allergic to housework? (I am allergic to it too tbh... I LOATHE it... but I still do it, so I think he should too!).

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    No you're not the only one. DH b!tched about some flour on the floor in the kitchen before he went motorbike riding. So I left it and took DS out. He doesn't do any housework. At all. But loves to complain that the house is messy or his clothes aren't put away.

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    Sometimes he does, other times he 'was just about to do it' (yeah, right) when i walk in the door.

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    Yes, if it's something specific I've asked him to do then he will pretty much always do it.

    He often has a higher tolerance than me for mess, so won't always clean up unless prompted, but will sometimes surprise me by doing a gigantic cleaning mission too - it varies.

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    He's pretty good if it literally needs doing i.e. a guest coming over. He often tells me to not worry about doing the floors after I've just spent a weekend cooking and cleaning and he will do it before work. Only for me to come home to dirty floors. It does get done EVENTUALLY but he's not in the routined habit like I am, sometimes it's just easier to do it myself.

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    He wont do it, and say "you werent as long as i thought you would be, i was just about to do it!!" yeah right vegemite.

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    Sometimes, more often than not it's 50% done i.e. 'done' by her standard.

    The other day I was at work all day, she had the day off. We'd had some friends over the night before and the place was a mess. I asked her to tidy up after they'd left.

    So she put the rubbish in the bin, but the sink was full of dishes to be done! WTF!!! Seriously, if you don't want me to nag, flippin' do it properly!

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    No, I have a list of things that needs fixing etc. Today I got so annoyed that I was hammering and fixing the boys wooden train table. I only asked him to do it about 6 months ago. Drives me mad, I don;t know why I bother.

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    No, but I wouldn't need to ask, he would just do it, or rather it would already be done before I leave, lol.


 

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