ABOUT ME

About me: My husband Chuck, our six-year-old Junior, our three-year-old Everette and I live in a town in Connecticut I affectionately call Mulletville Lite (aka my childhood hometown). My friends call me Nutjob, and they're right. In my husband's spare time he dresses up as a Viking and chases ghosts (and I'm the nutjob?). When I'm not busy working as a graphic designer, I lie in a ball in the corner.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Put your pants in the godamn basket

Why, Chuck, why? The laundry basket is right there. It's purpose for being is so glaringly obvious. What crucial piece of this puzzle still eludes you?



(And no, he can't blame this on being sick. He's better.)

Aaagggh!

24 comments:

Lindy said...

Message to Chuck: To clarify, the song - "pants on the ground"....is not meant literally.

Buggys said...

You know those mini basketball hoops you buy for kids to make a game out of throwing clothes in the hamper? It's not just for kids anymore...

tootertotz said...

I have always believed that men are missing the "see it as a big picture" brain chip...this goes to show me that things in plain view now fall under the 'big picture' classification.

Amen for husbands...they make us look good sometimes!

My idea of fun...start leaving them in various locations around the house with new names pinned on...denim scarf (on top of his jacket), bath mat (on the floor outside the shower), welcome mat (outside the front door), toilet paper (with one leg dangling into the toilet water).

He might just choose to use them in their original state after seeing their multipurpose goodness. Heehee!

mo.stoneskin said...

Forget the trousers - or pants as you guys call them - what about that dark item sneaking in from the left. Tie or sock?

Tootertotz, that's right, we're missing the brain chip required. When I saw those trousers (pants) I thought 'what the hell is wrong with that?'

Brandy said...

boys are dumb.

Mary said...

Oh my gosh - I just got done griping about this very thing!

My husband drops his towel wherever he happens to be standing when he's dry. Same with his clothes.

Yesterday I came home from work and his boxers were in the foyer (I'm scared to ask why) and the towel was in the living room floor and his coat was on the floor in the hallway.

Gah.

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Keely said...

I don't know, but it's probably the same piece of the puzzle that prevents Paul from putting dishes in the sink that is THREE FEET AWAY.

Graarh.

Angel said...

ITs a guy thing... My father, Brother, Fiancee, his father.. every male I have ever met seem to be missing that little bit of reasoning when it comes to laundry.

Working Mommy said...

It absolutely MUST be a guy thing...b/c the man can't help but make a pile of dirty clothes at the foot of his side of the bed. SO annoying!!

~WM

Otter Thomas said...

This one I can master. Putting up dishes or picking up things is much harder for me.

blognut said...

At our house, the laundry basket is where we keep the clean clothes and the floor is where we keep the dirty ones.

What?

kyooty said...

This must be on the list with putting clothes in closets and in dressers? cause I think the gene is lost in man world.

Grand Pooba said...

biggest pet peeve! Why, oh why, can't they make it in the basket????


(I left you a little suttin suttin on me lil ol blog)

Pricilla said...

The male person does this with his socks and underwear. Drives the publicist BATTY. You would think that after 28 years he would learn, but no. She should stop picking them up...THAT is the problem.

Jenni said...

I think we may have the same husband.

Stacie said...

If it makes you feel any better, my husband uses his laundry basket as a dresser. No joke. He'd rather throw his clean clothes into a basket (or near it) rather than hanging up his clothes. Mmmkay. That's why we do our own laundry and always have.

A Mom on Spin said...

Was he singing the "Pants on the Ground" song??? Practicing for American Idol???

Mad Woman said...

Hotty Hubby would tell me that the laundry basket was full and if he put his pants in, the whole thing would topple over and then he'd be in trouble for making a bigger mess and he didn't want that, so he dropped his pants on the floor.

Either way....I call them both Lazy Asses.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Dude, my VERY first WW post was exactly the same. I even laid out a tape measure to show how close the pants were to the basket.

Why do they do this? Why?

Jen said...

Substitute the laundry basket for the dishwasher, the floor for my sink and the pants for my son's dishes and you have my house.

If they can't get the clothes in the hamper then they don't get washed. End of story. Now if I could only do that with food.

Lisa said...

It puts the pants in the basket OR IT GETS THE HOSE AGAIN.

Mrsbear said...

Okay, with the basket that close, he couldn't blame it on being sick, unless he had the black plague.

Ms. Salti said...

So damn annoying!

Brie said...

Now I am in a much better mood before bed.
My husband can now hit the laundry basket...we've been married 12 years. I got laundry sorters and the idea of "whites, colors and darks" is waaaay behind him. Oh and as soon as he started picking up his towel and hanging it(about 4 years ago) he started leaving the toilet seat up which he had never...EVER...done before.
Hopeless creatures.