One woman started a very honest conversation about the ‘little things that drive people crazy’ after revealing that her husband ‘leaves his marmalade knife hanging over the sink every morning like a diving board’.
Writer Clare Pooley, from London, went to Twitter and shared a snap of a dirty knife dangling over the edge of the basin, instead of putting it in the dishwasher.
Next to the image, she wrote: ‘After a year of lockdown, it’s the little things that drive you crazy. Every morning the man leaves his marmalade knife hanging over the sink like a diving board. Why not in the dishwasher? Why?!?!? Anyone else dealing with daily torture like that?!?
The post quickly garnered over 1,000 likes and was inundated with comments from men and women revealing bugbears from their other halves.
“It’s as bad as the dirty clothes on the floor NEXT to the laundry basket,” one wrote, while a second admitted, “I’m tired of my other half never closing a closet door.”
London-based writer Clare Pooley took to Twitter and shared a photo of two dirty knives her husband had dangled over the edge of the sink, instead of putting them in the dishwasher (pictured)
Alongside the photo, Clare wrote, “After a year of lockdown, it’s the little things that drive you crazy. Every morning the man leaves his marmalade knife hanging over the sink like a diving board. Why not in the dishwasher? Why?!?!? Anyone else dealing with daily torture like that?!? ‘(pictured)
In a follow-up Tweet, Clare funnyly shared a second snap of not one, but two knives balancing on the edge of the sink.
She wrote, ‘For those of you following this story of a gradual marriage breakdown due to lockdown, here’s an update: I suspect the man saw my tweet as he seems to have escalated the conflict.’
In response, one person joked, “What kind of savage wouldn’t bother to lick it first?” while a second wrote, “Ah the universal masculine sign for” maybe more toast … maybe not. “
A third agreed: ‘That’s it. Uncertainty whether its use has ended. ‘
In the first post, Clare shared a click of a dirty knife dangling over the edge of the sink, rather than being placed in the dishwasher (photo)
On Twitter, one person wrote: ‘My husband stopped leaving clothes on a chair in the bedroom, but left them on a chair in the living room’ (photo)
And when one person asked if it was because the dishwasher needed emptying, Clare joked, ‘I’m afraid it’s worse than that. The knife will hang over the sink REGARDLESS of the state of affairs with regard to the dishwasher. ‘
Many wanted to get their own pet peeves out of their chests and flooded the comments section with their own frustrations.
‘Mine can beat that … trash, eggshells, shells thrown and left in the sink (the sink next to the bin) grease all over while frying … used tea bags just laying on the counter, I can go on … . ‘wrote one, while a second wrote,’ Teaspoons thrown in the sink! Never in the dishwasher right next to the sink. ‘
One person took the comment section and wrote, ‘My husband recently developed selective hearing which means I have to repeat everything before I get a response’ (photo)
A third added, ‘What’s with the water in the pans? Instead of wasting water, put some soap in it and WASH it! Remember that when he does the dishes, the sink is clean too. and the counter and, magically, the table.
Elsewhere, many objected to clothing being left on the floor instead of in the sink.
“My husband didn’t leave his clothes on a chair in the bedroom, but on a chair in the living room,” one confessed. ‘A wardrobe in the living room. He also leaves used cotton swabs on the sink. ‘
A second added: ‘YES. Banana peels left on the coffee table become buried with papers / books and eventually turn black and shriveled. ‘Socks removed, rolled up and thrown under the coffee table, apparently forever. And the tissues … Don’t even get me started on the tissues. ‘