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Old 24th Aug 2020, 20:53
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Do men know how to clean toilets?

For those of you who don't know, it's Ms Vis3, not mister.

Here I am, many months into social quarantine, and I'm the only one cleaning the toilets, despite pointed requests for assistance.

It ain't rocket science! Why can't guys choose the cleaning implement of their choice and have at it?


[Yes, we used to have a cleaner come in before Covid-19. Having them pop in again for a hygienic visit was vetoed.]
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Old 24th Aug 2020, 21:01
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If I didn't clean mine it wouldn't get cleaned at all...
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Old 24th Aug 2020, 21:05
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As far as toilets go I am lucky. My lodger is gay and cleans the bathroom.

However, he is also likes doing all the cooking and, as a quid pro quo, I have to clean the kitchen when he has finished - and he leaves pots, pans and utensils all over the place. He also likes french sticks (he’s Belgian) and cuts them up with gay abandon. I have to lift all the cutting boards, bread bin, toaster, microwave etc etc almost daily to find all the bits of crust and still find them spread everywhere.

He also has a young Dutch Keeshond pup which seems to produce more hair than a merino or alpaca - and has also developed a taste for the cross supports on the dining room chairs as its teething....
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Old 24th Aug 2020, 21:10
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Cleaning the toilets and bathroom, plus washing the kitchen floor, have always been my household jobs. No idea why, it just happened that way. I have a system for cleaning everything, and the only rule is that I like to do it alone, without interruption. There's something very satisfying about leaving all the porcelain looking sparkling clean.
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Actually I do a better job on the toilet than Ms obg, who just gives it a squirt and a swipe periodically.

I just don't do it as often as she might like.
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Well, to balance that I'm a male and I clean the two loos here most often. I tend to use the smaller of the two rooms and generally leave the larger room to the two females in my family, unless I need to use the bath or shower. The females don't seem to know how to fit a new loo roll to "their" wall holder - and it's just a steel, open ended hook. The empty cardboard tube remains in place and the new roll is often left on the floor!

I can tell when one of them has used "the gents"...there is loo paper trailing to the (wet) floor, the carpet has been swung sideways across the floor and the seat lid has been left in the up position.

Similar with crockery. If I'm at home by myself the kitchen is left spick and span, all cutlery and crockery put away after use. I generally use the same set all day. If I'm not at home it looks like burglars have been in and had a party; most of it is used and not washed up. Why do females not even know how to open a dishwasher and put stuff in it, rather than leaving it dirty on a water soaked worktop above it?

Come the revolution....
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Old 24th Aug 2020, 21:22
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Ah yes, the toilet paper...

You don't have to change the roll, just put a new one within reach when the last one is empty.
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Old 24th Aug 2020, 21:26
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Ah loo roll, female friend asked me this the other day: should the loose end hang down on the wall side or the room side?
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The crockery and cutlery thing happens here, too. For years I lived on my own, and got into the habit of using the same mug, knife, fork, spoon, plate etc, washing them and any utensils, immediately after use. Over the past 30 odd years of marriage I've got used to finding every item of cutlery etc we have used and just piled up in the sink, waiting for me to load into the dishwasher. Quite why yet another clean implement has to be got out of the draw, when one used one has just been dropped in the sink I've never managed to work out.
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Old 24th Aug 2020, 21:34
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One on the holder, one on top of the cistern. Person who uses end of the roll to remove empty roll and replace and put a new roll on top of the Cistern.

Did I mention the puppy loves empty loo roll tubes and will snatch it if govern the opportunity and happy have a game of racing around the apartment whilst chewing it to pieces and leaving bits everywhere.

She also loves puppy mats - put one down and it’s confetti within a couple of minutes. Which is why the carpets got a lot of washing - though thankfully she’s now just about house trained.....
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I save a sh#tload (pardon the pun) of time cleaning by using the kitty litter tray. Mrs Kanga hasn't cottoned on yet but is cutting back on puss's rations.
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Old 24th Aug 2020, 22:00
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Ah loo roll, female friend asked me this the other day: should the loose end hang down on the wall side or the room side?
As long as it's been replaced and actually hanging down, rather than on the floor (see above), I don't care.
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The crockery and cutlery thing happens here, too. For years I lived on my own, and got into the habit of using the same mug, knife, fork, spoon, plate etc, washing them and any utensils, immediately after use. Over the past 30 odd years of marriage I've got used to finding every item of cutlery etc we have used and just piled up in the sink, waiting for me to load into the dishwasher. Quite why yet another clean implement has to be got out of the draw, when one used one has just been dropped in the sink I've never managed to work out.
My wife can make one slice of toast yet use three knives, all of which are left on the wooden cutting board. Two I can understand, to avoid getting butter in the jam and vice versa, but what is the third one for?

As for never finishing a drink of tea, or a glass of water and leaving the used cups on the side, I can only imagine that as a child she once found a spider floating in the last mouthful and has been traumatised by a repeat performance for the last sixty years or so so, meaning she can never completely empty any drinking vessel not containing gin and tonic.
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Ah loo roll, female friend asked me this the other day: should the loose end hang down on the wall side or the room side?
Wars have been fought over less.

Completely unnecessarily, as the rotatable toilet holder was patented 25 years ago:



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Old 24th Aug 2020, 22:12
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My wife can make one slice of toast yet use three knives, all of which are left on the wooden cutting board. Two I can understand, to avoid getting butter in the jam and vice versa, but what is the third one for?
One to cut/collect the butter, the second to spread it. Once it’s covered with crumbs from the toast you can’t use it to collect more butter without getting crumbs in the butter (you should, of course, have a butter knife for the purpose).

The third, of course, for scooping the jam out of the jar without getting butter or bread crumbs into the jar.

The second can be used to spread it on the toast because the jam and butter are going to mix on the slice anyway.

Simples.....
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Old 24th Aug 2020, 22:16
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Treadigraph, the original patent.....

https://www.businessinsider.com/pate...t-paper-2015-3
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Old 24th Aug 2020, 22:18
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Oh, we have a butter knife, all right...it's unused. Unfortunately the rest of your theory doesn't really fit the evidence found here - we also have crumbs in the butter.

Strangely, if I offer to make the toast it's always declined; she's on a diet.
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She be yankin' yer chain. Victor!

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Old 25th Aug 2020, 00:42
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You have to clean toilets??!! (A double interrobang definitely required.)
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