01 December, 2005

Kat's Laxities

This post over at Exador's has me wondering just exactly how many "bad" habits virtually everyone shares, but is loathe to admit to.

So, I created this little survey of laxities in which I indulge some or all of the time. I've also added others, so you can't actually tell which are mine. I'm evil that way.

Don't Put All The Folded Laundry Away

If you occasionally leave the laundry in the laundry room/folding area, deciding it's more straightforward to just dress from there.

Don't Put All The Dishes Away

On a related note--if you just leave them in the dishwasher/draining basket to use again as needed. Thus ending up with one or two plates, forks and glasses that get used every night.

Eat In Front Of The TV

Come on. Admit it. It's easier, because it saves you time. You don't have to set the table and you get a free show with dinner. This can, however, backfire on CSI nights.

Don't Put The Toilet Paper on The Holder

Why should you? It's not like it matters that much, really.

Don't Make The Bed Before You Leave For Work

You get up, you go to the office, you run errands after work and are home in time to eat hastily and then go to bed. You won't actually see the bed until you get back into it for another short night of sleep.


At 10:00 AM, December 01, 2005, Blogger Aunt B said...

These are all me. Every last one of them. I probably shouldn't admit that in public, but it's true.

At 11:07 AM, December 01, 2005, Blogger Exador said...

Do people still make their beds everyday? What's the point?

Don't forget throwing the bath towel over the door to dry. I think I've dried myself with the same towel all through this millenium.

At 12:18 PM, December 01, 2005, Anonymous Sarcastro said...

Guilty on all accounts and charges. The only time I clean the house is when people come over, so like, twice a year, maybe.

At 12:35 PM, December 01, 2005, Blogger Lee said...

Why put TP on a holder when you have the resevoir right behind you?

At 1:01 PM, December 01, 2005, Anonymous Hubby said...

To my dearest wife:

Absolutely no comment.

To the rest of y'all:

Were you people raised by wolves?!?! Your mothers must be so proud...

At 1:11 PM, December 01, 2005, Blogger Kat Coble said...

As you can probably tell, I'm married to my housekeeping better--infinintely so.

It is because of him that I am personally not guilty of everything on the list.

Then again, I would point you to this particular instance of Hubby's idea of neatness.

We may all have been raised by wolves. He was apparently raised by two gay heart surgeons.

At 2:42 PM, December 01, 2005, Anonymous Hubby said...

Dearest, you ARE guilty of everything on this list - and then some. You just enjoy the "substitutionary atonement" that's provided by my anal nature.

That works out well for one of us, no?

At 2:48 PM, December 01, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kat I feel your pain.  My mother once told me you marry a man not because he has qualities you admire but because he has faults that you can live with.  I decided my hubby's neatness thing was an annoying thing I could survive.

Really, it doesn't bother me at all that anytime we're in the kitchen together he goes right behind me closing the cabinet doors I leave open and putting the dishes I get dirty while preparing a meal in the dishwasher.  Of course, there might be something wrong with a man who thinks the taste of a meal is directly correlated to how many dishes got dirty in the process of preparing it...


At 3:16 PM, December 01, 2005, Blogger Kat Coble said...

Look, everybody! It's the first blog-based divorce in history!!!

Things I have done this very day include, but are not limited to:

Putting away some (not all) laundry
Unloading the diswasher
Making the bed

Then again, when Hubby unloads the dishwasher he cannot seem to comprehend that the plates have a SPECIFIC ORDER.

For the record, it's Blue-Yellow-Purple-Red-Blue-Yellow-Purple-Red.

Haphazardly stacked plates make Baby Katherine cry. I may be a slob, but I have a bizarre need to see patterns reinforced whenever possible.

At 3:30 PM, December 01, 2005, Blogger Lee said...

I am so never getting married.

At 3:34 PM, December 01, 2005, Blogger Kat Coble said...


There are compensations. Good compensations.

So much so that you don't really mind all the other stuff.

At 3:44 PM, December 01, 2005, Blogger Exador said...

Hey Tim,

Come down and spend the weekend in Atlanta.

At 3:47 PM, December 01, 2005, Blogger Kat Coble said...


You do not want that. He will leave your house so sanitized you will be afraid to sit down.

At 3:47 PM, December 01, 2005, Blogger Kat Coble said...

Unless of course you wanted him to come down for the "compensations", at which point I draw the line.

At 7:57 PM, December 01, 2005, Blogger The MacBean Gene said...

How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper?

Don't know, it's never happened.

My wife loved that one.

At 10:16 PM, December 01, 2005, Blogger Ivy, the Great and Powerful said...

Mystery Lady X, also known as Martha Stewart Jr., always insisted on the bed being made. Her reasoning is, if you have the bed made, then people are less likely to notice the mess the rest of the room is in. Of course, her bedroom is never a mess. And my bedroom, even if you made the bed, I don't think that's making up for the massive piles of laundry and toys on the floor.

I was planning on going all self-righteous on ya and saying, "My dishwasher is always cleaned out", but it occurred to me, that the only reason I have a cleaned out dishwasher is because I have kids to do it for me.

I do get your plate issues, totally. In my house, it's Fiestware on the right, and black plates/blue plates on the left, alternating.

My real problem is laundry. I don't mind doing the laundry, it's folding it and ESPECIALLY putting it away that I hate. So I'm constantly behind on my laundry. As soon as I teach the slaves...I mean, kids...to do the laundry, we'll have no more laundry problems, haha.

At 11:00 PM, December 01, 2005, Anonymous Muffy said...

Um, you ADDED some?!?!? SO there are a couple of these you don't actually "commit" cos baby,

I'm guilty on all counts.

At 3:30 PM, December 02, 2005, Blogger jag said...

Sigh. I wish my husband to be was anal. He's worse than me with the housekeeping. And I'm bad. Real bad.

Except for at his computer desk. Once he cleaned off the desk, went to all the trouble to get the vaccuum out, and swept the area under his feet, completely ignoring the cat litter, dog hair, and random tumbleweeds in the rest of the room.


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