We know you probably wouldn’t swap your partner for the world, but there definitely are some ways that men drive women crazy. We don’t know why they do these things, but for some reason they do! Maybe an anonymous email with a link to this list will help convince them to stop some of these inexplicable behaviours…
1. Putting dirty laundry just next to the laundry basket.
Of all the things that men do to drive women crazy, this has got to be the worst — simply because the laundry basket is RIGHT THERE. It would almost be better if they just left their clothes lying all over the house, then at least they would have the excuse that they were too lazy to walk over to the laundry basket. But actually going to the laundry basket and then not managing to get the clothes in? We have no explanation.
2. Offering to help just as we start doing something.
Dishes been lying in the sink, untouched, for days? Laundry lying in a pile on the dining room table so everyone has to eat on the couch? (Don’t worry, this is a safe space, we’ve all been there.) Somehow men are incapable of noticing such things until the women roll up their sleeves and are knee deep in the task. We can only stare open-mouthed in wonder when we hear “Oh, I was going to do those dishes later”.
3. Packing the dishwasher like drunk monkeys.
Apparently men are better at spacial visualisation tasks (things like imagining how 3D shapes fit together) — we beg to differ based on their dishwasher packing skills. Is it really that difficult? Guys, here’s a quick how-to: scrape bits of food off, don’t put stuff on top of other stuff, give the rotating arms a spin to check that nothing is obstructing them, and DONE.
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4. Not knowing where anything is in THEIR OWN HOUSE.
What else is there to say really?
5. Getting annoyed when we’re not ready on time.
After not lifting a finger to help get the kids ready or round up general things necessary for an outing. We think this is perfectly summed up by this genius cartoon:
6. Not planning ahead.
Picture this: it’s a boiling hot day and you’re off to a picnic with friends. When you arrive, your significant other says, oh, babe, do we have any sunscreen/water/food/money for ice cream? Yes, of course we do, because the women spent 2 minutes thinking about what we would need and 10 minutes packing it into a bag instead of getting ready (see point number 5). One day, we vow we will pack nothing and see what happens!
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*Bonus advice for any men reading this: