Wednesday, February 4, 2009

When Anna Lefler Whines, We Listen

Please welcome Anna Lefler, our Featured Whiner! Certainly you're all familiar with her very hilarious blog, Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder. But if you're not, run to check it out. I mean, by clicking on the link, you don't actually have to go anywhere. It's just an expression. Ok, fine, I'll link again.

Why is it that when I ask my husband to do something around the house, he purposely does a crap job? Does he think I'm not on to the whole, "If I do a lousy job she won't ask me to do this chore again" ruse?

Does he really think I'm going to see that knife in the dishwasher with an entire jar of peanut butter still smeared on it and think, "Well, that was a tricky one, but at least he tried, God love him. Next time, I'll have to remember not to push that poor guy quite so hard"...?

12 comments:

dizzblnd said...

LMAO anna. Same goes with the teens.. I jut don't understand the half-ass jobs

ShallowGal said...

And after you run there, make sure you run back. Please.

MommyTime said...

No, he doesn't think that. He is just related to my husband, who thinks that he has "cleaned the bathroom" after simply swishing out the toilet bowl with the appropriate brush. As if our bathroom is really an outhouse with a single fixture.

Marinka said...

My friend's father was an engineer and when his wife asked him to do the laundry one day, he loaded the dryer, poured detergent in and ran it. AN ENGINEER. They're geniuses. Husbands, not engineers.

Comedy Goddess said...

If I asked my ex husband to do something domestic he would either become a sighing sainted martyr or a ranting raving lunatic. And he still thinks he is not bi-polar. Bitch.

Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

I thought my husband had gotten past all this when he started cleaning the kitchen regularly a couple months ago.... (not coincidentally this was around the time I started blogging). A couple days ago, it comes up in therapy that he has been secretly keeping score and has been doing the kitchen work b/c he felt I (emphasize "I!") wasn't doing a good enough job of it.

I started to get pissed and then realized "Ha! Joke's on him, Doc. He's still the one doing all the work while I'm on my laptop writing!" :) Wait, that may have been more of a mini-rant than a mini-whine....

Jannie Funster said...

I'm a whiner too!

I'm a whiner too!!

Yay. So good to be out.

Anna Lefler said...

Woo-Hoo! I feel like a (big, fat, whining, sniveling) rock star!

Thanks so much for the shout-out...I will be returning the electro-luv in tomorrow morning's post wit' a quickness.

Ladies, I love what you're doing here. I think if enough women get the steam out of their system through this here blog valve, it will have a positive effect on our global ecosystem.

We have to be careful, though, that our cycles don't become synchronized. Geez, can you friggin' *imagine*...?

[shudder]

Thanks again!!!

XO

Anna

Nicole said...

Men are just lazy. Plain and simple.

Not The Rockefellers said...

Oh Marinka, Yes, I too am blighted with the Engineer husband. When I asked him to help hang a curtain rod he told me he had no experience in hanging curtain rods.So later that night...He, of course, had no experience.

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Amen to that! My husband tackles every third step of a project in the hopes of not being asked to repeat it. Instead I just stand behind and nag him to death til he accomplishes it my way. Why not cut out the nag and just do it right?!?!?!?

Nana said...

Yes, men are that stupid. I mean is it really working for ya hubby? I ask you to do something, you do it wrong I yell and we go through the whole thing again. Wait.... maybe I'm stupid.