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    Cleaning - Stupid Chores

    So we're getting ready for company, and my wife asked me to dust the two top shelves in the family room that she could not reach. The same two shelves I need to stand on a chair to reach. My question is why bother dusting something no one can see? (I would ask her, but no sense kicking off the holidays fighting!)

    This job ranks up there with dusting under an item on a shelf. No one is going to look under said item, nor can dust get there.

    What other stupid chores have some of you ever been asked to do?



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    Re: Cleaning - Stupid Chores

    she wants you to clean them so your house isnt filthy and disgusting. I dont see a problem.



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    Re: Cleaning - Stupid Chores

    From what I've read, a large number of people here seem to voluntarily do these chores in late game situations during basketball season.



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    Re: Cleaning - Stupid Chores

    Quote Originally Posted by urb1 View Post
    So we're getting ready for company, and my wife asked me to dust the two top shelves in the family room that she could not reach. The same two shelves I need to stand on a chair to reach. My question is why bother dusting something no one can see? (I would ask her, but no sense kicking off the holidays fighting!)

    This job ranks up there with dusting under an item on a shelf. No one is going to look under said item, nor can dust get there.

    What other stupid chores have some of you ever been asked to do?
    Having been married for 23 years and having the same conversation as you time and time again just leads me to believe I should have quit that fight 22 years ago as its NOT a winning situation for you.

    Momma ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy.



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    Re: Cleaning - Stupid Chores

    Quote Originally Posted by urb1 View Post
    So we're getting ready for company, and my wife asked me to dust the two top shelves in the family room that she could not reach. The same two shelves I need to stand on a chair to reach. My question is why bother dusting something no one can see? (I would ask her, but no sense kicking off the holidays fighting!)

    This job ranks up there with dusting under an item on a shelf. No one is going to look under said item, nor can dust get there.

    What other stupid chores have some of you ever been asked to do?
    It will help you pass the time before the game.



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    Re: Cleaning - Stupid Chores

    Quote Originally Posted by hexodat64 View Post
    From what I've read, a large number of people here seem to voluntarily do these chores in late game situations during basketball season.
    I did that during football season. Does the 2nd quarter count as "late game"?



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    Re: Cleaning - Stupid Chores

    I usually clean after ISU or Cincinnati wins. I'm so excited, esp if it's not an expected win. So my wife enjoys it when my teams win.



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    Re: Cleaning - Stupid Chores

    Happy wife, happy life. Cliche? You bet. True as anything in this world? Damn right. Take two minutes and dust the shelves.



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    Re: Cleaning - Stupid Chores

    DUST THE DAMN SHELVES YOU CHAUVINISTIC PIG!!

    ****!



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    Re: Cleaning - Stupid Chores

    it is her way to control you. She could kick you in the nuts, but making you do menial labor is more fun for her. Man up, tell her you are the boss, take her to bed and have your way with her.



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    Re: Cleaning - Stupid Chores

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    Happy wife, happy life. Cliche? You bet. True as anything in this world? Damn right. Take two minutes and remove the shelves.
    FIFY

    No more dust




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    Re: Cleaning - Stupid Chores

    last year visiting the in-laws getting ready for an extended family Christmas.........they were cleaning the tops of the ceiling fan blades. Which weren't going to be running. And I was pretty sure no one was going to be occupying the 12 inches between the blade and ceiling.



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    Re: Cleaning - Stupid Chores

    My aunt once informed me that there were cobwebs behind the toilet.

    I told her not to reach back there, and she'd be fine.

    Problem solved.



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    Re: Cleaning - Stupid Chores

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    last year visiting the in-laws getting ready for an extended family Christmas.........they were cleaning the tops of the ceiling fan blades. Which weren't going to be running. And I was pretty sure no one was going to be occupying the 12 inches between the blade and ceiling.
    what if they got turned on and dust rained down on the guests exposing how gross the house was? I vacuum closets before people come over. Just in case.



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    Re: Cleaning - Stupid Chores

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    what if they got turned on and dust rained down on the guests exposing how gross the house was? I vacuum closets before people come over. Just in case.

    well, it was more a case of priorities. Procrastination is a family trait so I just thought maybe there were better tasks to be doing 2 hours before people arrive. Like clearing off the counter where all the food needed to go. I think we decided that cleaning the fan blades was his dad's way of procrastinating on cleaning off that counter.



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