Cleaning - Stupid Chores

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  1. urb1

    urb1 Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. bringmagicback

    bringmagicback Well-Known Member

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    she wants you to clean them so your house isnt filthy and disgusting. I dont see a problem.
     
  3. hexodat64

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

    SpokaneCY Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. terryleebr

    terryleebr Well-Known Member

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    It will help you pass the time before the game.
     
  6. CtownCyclone

    CtownCyclone Well-Known Member

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    I did that during football season. Does the 2nd quarter count as "late game"?
     
  7. SerenityNow

    SerenityNow Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. jbindm

    jbindm Well-Known Member

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

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    DUST THE DAMN SHELVES YOU CHAUVINISTIC PIG!!

    ****!
     
  10. MaccloNe

    MaccloNe Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  11. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    No more dust :jimlad:
     
  12. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  13. pourcyne

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    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.
     
  14. bringmagicback

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    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.
     
  15. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  16. pourcyne

    pourcyne Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it's all fun and games until someone pops the champagne, the cork shoots up, hits the fan blades, knocks all that dust down onto the baked Alaska, and your entire holiday is RUINED.

    Thanks, Obama.
     
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  18. Sparkplug

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    If for some reason someone sees dust, cobwebs, or dirty windows it is a reflection on her not you
     
  19. CyAg

    CyAg Well-Known Member

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    Just celebrated our 30th anniversary earlier this year and blessed with six children.

    Two points:

    1. Has she ever done something at your request that she may not have agreed with? Or, just said ok to you?

    2. Why are you posting a ***** regarding a spouse request that takes 5 minutes?
    (Note: I have personally failed this point so many times!)

    Carry on.
     
  20. VTXCyRyD

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    Get her one of these for Christmas
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