Why can't men clean up after themselves?

Why can't men clean up after themselves?

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“I don't do sarcasm...but... ”

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Since: Jan 08

sometimes I get provoked!

#1 Jan 20, 2008
I have a b/f and an 18 year old son, and neither of them can clean up after themselves. I will walk around things for days, because I can't tell you how many times I have refused to pick up their stuff. I either have to throw a fit and then they'll do it, or give in and do it myself. Mind you, I do all of the general housework...all I ask is that they pick up after themselves.

And to any men out there that do pick up after themselves, I congratulate you.

“youbeateverythin g youknowthat ”

Level 3

Since: Apr 07

Buffalo, NY

#2 Jan 21, 2008
Colloquy wrote:
I have a b/f and an 18 year old son, and neither of them can clean up after themselves. I will walk around things for days, because I can't tell you how many times I have refused to pick up their stuff. I either have to throw a fit and then they'll do it, or give in and do it myself. Mind you, I do all of the general housework...all I ask is that they pick up after themselves.
And to any men out there that do pick up after themselves, I congratulate you.
At the risk of sounding like Ann Landers, it looks like they're taking advantage of you. They can't do it if you don't LET them..
skipper

Gracewood, GA

#3 Jan 21, 2008
Colloquy wrote:
I have a b/f and an 18 year old son, and neither of them can clean up after themselves. I will walk around things for days, because I can't tell you how many times I have refused to pick up their stuff. I either have to throw a fit and then they'll do it, or give in and do it myself. Mind you, I do all of the general housework...all I ask is that they pick up after themselves.
And to any men out there that do pick up after themselves, I congratulate you.
stop cooking for both.
stop service to the b/f.
tell both if you find it on the floor it will be
considered trash and get tossed out.

theres no excuse for being lazy.

Level 1

Since: Aug 07

Warren, MI

#4 Jan 21, 2008
I am a woman and i don't pick up after myself. That was my soul purpose for having children.

“Drive safely...”

Since: Nov 07

Newport, RI

#5 Jan 21, 2008
Colloquy wrote:
I have a b/f and an 18 year old son, and neither of them can clean up after themselves. I will walk around things for days, because I can't tell you how many times I have refused to pick up their stuff. I either have to throw a fit and then they'll do it, or give in and do it myself. Mind you, I do all of the general housework...all I ask is that they pick up after themselves.
And to any men out there that do pick up after themselves, I congratulate you.
Tell them to do everything themselves, then they'll learn, you are letting them take advantage of you...
joann in pa

Glenside, PA

#6 Jan 21, 2008
Sounds like they need to be trained. Are they housebroken yet?

“Just A Fleeing Thought!!!”

Since: Oct 07

Waycross, Georgia.

#7 Jan 21, 2008
I do not have time to clean up.. I take my colthes to the laundry to be done, I hire a person to come in a clean.. My free time that i have valuable so I am not going to spend it cleaning up.. Also it does not take long to clean my little trailer so the person I hire is in and out in no time..

opistoglyph

Since: Sep 07

Ravena, NY

#8 Jan 21, 2008
Colloquy wrote:
I have a b/f and an 18 year old son, and neither of them can clean up after themselves. I will walk around things for days, because I can't tell you how many times I have refused to pick up their stuff. I either have to throw a fit and then they'll do it, or give in and do it myself. Mind you, I do all of the general housework...all I ask is that they pick up after themselves.
And to any men out there that do pick up after themselves, I congratulate you.
From the title of the thread I came on here all hot. Now that I've read you, I've calmed a bit. Sorry the men in your life are slobs. I do all the housework, always have, and all the women in my life were lazy slobs. We are enablers.
JIM

AOL

#9 Jan 21, 2008
LADIES IF YOU HAVE A HUSBAND WHO DOESN'T PICK UP AFTER HIMSELF, SAY A PRAYER OF THANKS WHEN YOU GO TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY AS THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A GAY SLOB.

“I don't do sarcasm...but... ”

Level 4

Since: Jan 08

sometimes I get provoked!

#10 Jan 21, 2008
Thank you all for posting! I forgot to add that I work 1 full time job and 1 part time job, which adds up anywhere from 50 to 65 hours a week, and don't have the extra money to hire someone to do it. And both my son and b/f have jobs. My b/f has a great job, btw. And I do love them both, but they are slobs. And yes, I know I am an enabler, but I like to have people over once in a while, so I want the place to look nice. I will have to pick a week where no one is coming over to go on strike. We'll see how long stuff stays on the floor! Thanx!
melanie

United States

#11 Feb 11, 2008
my boyfriend never picks up after him self NEVER, i mean we just got a 1600 sq ft home which has a full basement down stairs with high ceilings. How can i get him into good cleaning habbits? We have lived here for almost 2 years and he hs not shown me he can do any kind of house work. I already clean apt. move outs for a living and want to enjoy my weekends too. I will never let the house go but i have before to teach him a lesson and he did not seem to mind the mess. BUT I DO! WE DONT EVEN HAVE KIDS YET! SO thats 3200 sq ft of house to clean every weekend with out help.
melanie

United States

#12 Feb 11, 2008
right now he is sitting on the couch has been at least 2 hrs. since dinner and hehas not picked up a dish. I just know that i have too after i am done complaining about it. IT SUX becuase i dont think he appreiciates me. i still love him we are both still young but he should learn to help out a little bit more. or maybe he does stuff with out me realizing this. good luck girls.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#13 Feb 11, 2008
I pick up after myself, unless the stuff is real yucky.

“Truth, Justice”

Since: Dec 07

and the American Way

#14 Feb 11, 2008
melanie wrote:
right now he is sitting on the couch has been at least 2 hrs. since dinner and hehas not picked up a dish. I just know that i have too after i am done complaining about it. IT SUX becuase i dont think he appreiciates me. i still love him we are both still young but he should learn to help out a little bit more. or maybe he does stuff with out me realizing this. good luck girls.
No one can take advantage of you if you don't let them.

Since: Aug 07

AOL

#15 Feb 11, 2008
They're not "trained" by their Moms yet, hopefully they're young enough to retrain them, he he.

“Our Grand daughter”

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#16 Feb 11, 2008
I was fussing about this same topic earlier. My son moved out into the camper yesterday to gain imdependence. He came into my house 3 times today, once to cook HIS breakfast, once to make sandwiches for HIM and the last time for supper.
I cleaned the kitchen all by myself but called him in to sweep and mop the floor where he dropped things and left them there. My dead bolt will be locked tomorrow and he has no key!!!!!!

“I don't do sarcasm...but... ”

Level 4

Since: Jan 08

sometimes I get provoked!

#17 Feb 11, 2008
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
I pick up after myself, unless the stuff is real yucky.
hahaha Lawrence!

I'm surprised this thread was picked up again. I'm really enjoying the helpful hints.

What I think I'd like to see is comments from men as to WHY they don't think they should pick up after themselves. WHY do they think their spare tie is more important than their significant others?

“I don't do sarcasm...but... ”

Level 4

Since: Jan 08

sometimes I get provoked!

#18 Feb 11, 2008
er...spare time

“God Loves Ilks!”

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#19 Feb 11, 2008
my mother-in-law, God rest her, told me that when my ex was in high school, she picked up all his clothes off the floor and threw them out the back door. when he came home from school, he walked over them and went in and got a snack for himself. it took him years, but he became so neat, he turned into a perfectionist and no one could be clean enough for him, he brought his own utensils when he ate out in cafes, etc.
Shake Speer

Menlo Park, CA

#20 Feb 11, 2008
"Why can't men clean up after themselves?"

Every thing in its order.

First, teach them to clean up *before* themselves.

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