Friday, May 17, 2013

Men Are Dirt Blind

I'm not sure what is wrong with the male eye, but it doesn't work as well as the female eye. The problem is either in the eye, or in the connective/computing tissue between the eye and the brain. It's a strange phenomenon, but men don't see dirt. It can be right there in front of them, staring them straight in the face, and they either don't see it or just cannot compute that it's there.

Here is an example to back up my theory.

Jess has been pretty much moved out of our house now for two years, with the exceptional weekend, mid-break or summer. This means that Jeff has been the sole user of the main bathroom upstairs. I don't use it. Even if I just have to run to the bathroom super quick, I use my bathroom. It's kind of a weird thing, but I will walk past the hall bathroom to go use my own: that's my space so that is where I go. So, this bathroom has been completely Jeff's for two years.
I have refused to clean said bathroom. That is not my pee splatter, pubic hair, whisker dusted bathroom. I shouldn't have to clean up after my adult son, he is old enough to clean up after himself....... right? Well, apparently the answer to that question is a resounding WRONG! I have been itching to gut that stinking (and I mean that in the literal sense) bathroom for a long time now, but I haven't out of a matter of principle. Now, with Jeff gone, I feel it is finally my space again, which means my responsibility to clean again. It feels amazing to have a clean bathroom now, and one I am not embarrassed to actually have my guests use. I have actually walked in there several times the last few days just to admire the sparkle.

It's not just my son though. I have observed this same strange phenomenon in my husband. When he was out of work, and I was working two jobs, he was amazing! Dinner was always on the table, laundry was always done, and the dishes were always in the dishwasher..... the obvious, big chores were done. However, in that entire time I don't think he once vacuumed the floor, cleaned a toilet or scrubbed out the kitchen sink. Those jobs were left to me to take care of.

The funny thing is, both of these men are meticulous about their things. They seem to be fine noticing the big jobs that need to be taken care of, it's just the small details they seem to have a hard time honing in on. So, ladies, don't be too hard on your man: it's not their fault, they have just come wired differently than us. Put a tiny leak in a hose and they will see that immediately and get right on it - they are just incapable of seeing the grime in the sink.

picture by magicofcurtis

1 comment:

Hamblin Family said...

Yeah for a clean bathroom! I have to admit that I hate detailing the bathroom BUT I do it anyway. That is the difference I suppose:) Can't wait to see it in a couple of months:)