Why can’t men shut doors?!

March 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Posted in Daily Life | 6 Comments
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Seriously. Why?!

I just don’t get it. And stupidly I’ve let it become a major bugbear.

“I don’t criticise you for your faults” my husband retaliated. That’s because I don’t have any I thought quietly, and decided not to state outloud.

This morning, for instance, husband is getting ready for work. I am getting ready for work, and getting three year old ready for pre-school. He is going as Peely Wally for World Book Day and is having a small fit about the blue marigolds not fitting over his shoes. Peely Wally is a red bird with blue feet.

After husband leaves for work I enter the kitchen to find the the worktop littered with crumbs, with a buttery knife at the epicentre. My eyes continued to scan the kitchen and settled upon the open bread bin.

Why can he not close it?! Open – take bread out. Get bread out of bag – close bag – put bag back – close door. Simple right?! Clearly not.

We have the same issue with the microwave door. He just can’t seem to close it after removing the hot food. Why?!

I am sure his mother spent the whole of his childhood chastising him with shouty comments as he entered a room – “shut that door, were you born in a barn?!”. To which I’m pretty sure he would reply with a gruff adolescent “actually I woz”.

Is it just me?! Why can’t men shut doors?!

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  1. I think it’s in the genes x

  2. Oh dear oh dear! Can’t live with ’em! They’ve all got their own special annoyances haven’t they!

    • It could be worse by a clear mile so I’ll keep myself in check!

  3. I think you may be generalising a little bit too much. Not all of us men are useless at shutting doors. I was brought up by my mother to shut doors and even open doors for you ladies. Good manners and noticing what is going on around you is key to this. That and a clump along side the head if I didn’t kind of programmed me into doing this.

    But I guess you are right, most men are rubbish at shutting doors. lol

    • Brilliant! Loved your reply, and yes a massive generalisation to you poor chaps! I think opening doors is one of the most touching gestures by a man, good for you! Or clump, to remind you!

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