We’ve both been getting a good laugh out of this post this afternoon, and have been gently and jokingly exploring our mutual annoying habits.
I am guilty of:
- not closing the shower curtain
- TOTALLY AND INCREDIBLY steaming up the bathroom BEYOND ALL REASON
- not rinsing out lunch containers that previously contained creamy things (yogurt, salad dressing)
- talking about teeth. Never talk about teeth around Shane. Ever.
- constantly reorganizing, resulting in Shane not knowing where things are
- leaving lights on
- leaving stuff (bobby pins, small pieces of trash, sunglasses) in the car door handles
- accumulating piles of stuff on the kitchen and coffee tables
- being totally committed to my bookshelf organization even though it makes no sense to Shane
- tolerating much warmer temperatures than Shane, but being a total baby about the cold – though in my defense, my normal body temperature is at least a degree lower than his.
- ignoring small pieces of paper or food scraps on the floor
On the other hand, Shane:
- gets water everywhere when brushing his teeth, washing his face, or doing the dishes. Basically anything involving a sink will result in water everywhere.
- accumulates an incredible amount of stuff on his desk and dresser
- would rather wear every item of clothing he owns than do laundry
- wipes his hands on his socks, which his brother also does
- always sniffs the milk carton, even if the milk was purchased and opened yesterday
- pushes the broom away from him rather than pulling it towards him while sweeping
- eats cereal loudly. CRUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCH
- is just generally chore-blind. It’s not that he doesn’t care, it’s that other things are more important and interesting most of the time
- cannot tolerate heat at all, but is annoyingly comfortable in the cold
- has many good ideas about improving household workflows – except that most of them only pertain to things that I do.
Good thing we have so many redeeming and wonderful traits to balance out all of these mostly minor annoyances, right?