Like it or not, this unique time in history is teaching us what our family members are really like.
Yes, of course we knew them before, but there were a lot of big gaps in there, like work, school, having a social life, etc.
It’s togetherness 24/7, every day of the week, baby!
So we’re getting to know what they’re like at ALL times…because, let’s face it, there’s no escape anymore.
Twitter user Lizzie O’Leary posed this question to her followers and it kicked off a very entertaining and honest thread about the little things that are driving people crazy about their partners right now.
Tell me about the small, maddening thing your partner does in quarantine that drives you insane. I'm not talking high stakes stuff, but the real petty annoyances.
— Lizzie O'Leary (@lizzieohreally) May 7, 2020
I, for example, leave my tea mug on the kitchen counter. My husband, on the other hand, is incapable of pushing in his chair after leaving the table.
— Lizzie O’Leary (@lizzieohreally) May 7, 2020
Let’s see what people out there had to say!
1. You’re influencing the kids in a negative way!
Like father, like son.
He leaves tea mugs all over the house and now one of the kids has started doing this too. Something to look forward to!
— Alexandra Jacobs (@AlexandraJacobs) May 7, 2020
2. No, not at all…
Please go chew outside from now on.
Is “chewing food” too petty? 😬
— jen homann (@mpjeno) May 7, 2020
3. A matter of pride.
This sounds like it’s gonna get ugly.
My husband’s answer: Steals his drink. It doesn’t matter what it is at this point, its a pride thing.
My answer: PHONE USAGE!!!! Why? Can’t he put his phone away and have family time? Why do I have toddler ownership the moment I’m off??
— Rebecca Roston (@Rebecca_Roston) May 7, 2020
4. Stop breathing!
There’s nothing normal about it.
My wife and I share a home office and far too many times she has turned to me and said “Why are you breathing like that???” I was just breathing normally I thought 🤷♂️
— Don Music (@statsdeac) May 7, 2020
5. It’s always there…
But at least you’re owning up to your mistakes.
W has left a gently used cheeseboard and knife on the counter for weeks now. (He will occasionally use it and even clean it! But it’s always there!!)
I, on the other hand, leave one and a half sips of water in every glass. He calls this amount of liquid a “Gretchen.” https://t.co/FuvWySwZEM
— Gretchen Alice (@gretchenalice) May 7, 2020
6. What the hell do you think you’re doing?
This ends NOW.
His knack for “filing” things in objectively absurd places—e.g. I find paper towel rolls under couch pillows, dinner plates on the mantle, a poolish for bread he’s making on top of the fridge… https://t.co/ih51I5DuEx
— Rebecca Vallas (@rebeccavallas) May 7, 2020
7. Both of these would drive me insane.
Sounds like a warzone in there.
He never closes cabinet doors. (I meanwhile leave half drunk mugs of tea everywhere like breadcrumbs in a very boring fairytale.) https://t.co/ATRUVrTbKC
— Hannah Groch-Begley (@grouchybagels) May 7, 2020
8. Might need to get a new office.
Just a thought…for your sake…
I have misophonia. My husband chews gum to avoid snacking. We are currently sharing an office.
— Ramsey Hootman (@RamseyHootman) May 8, 2020
9. Don’t get me started.
I’m very familiar with that microwave violation.
Hubby does not reset microwave after stopping it before countdown is finished so when I look over for the time, the “clock” is incorrect. Also don’t get me started on the toilet seat.
— Kate Sanford (@_editorKate) May 7, 2020
10. The WORST.
Like a disaster area.
forest of water glasses on the nightstand
— Rebecca Frank (@frankrebecca) May 7, 2020
11. He probably is.
But if you bring it up, it’s only gonna get worse.
I feel like he’s sneezing extra loud on purpose
— Kristin Wong (@thewildwong) May 7, 2020
12. That old cliché.
It’s a stereotype for a reason.
He loads the dishwasher incorrectly. I apologize for the cliché, but it’s true.
— T2Va (@T2Va) May 7, 2020
13. Do the job all the way…
Or don’t do it at all…
ahhhh – the 50% laundry commitment. Into the washer and STOP. That is not doing a load of laundry. That is a single step in completing a load of laundry. And I am right!!!!
— It’s Working Project (@itsworkingproj) May 7, 2020
14. That is total insanity.
You need to have a serious talk with her.
Finally, the best: my wife won’t remove a spent toilet paper roll. Instead, she’ll force a new one onto the roll hanger, smashing the spent cardboard. Who does this? I mean, how hard is it to throw the old cardboard roll away. Wtf???
— Andrew Dolph (@andrewdolph) May 7, 2020
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that these folks don’t lose their minds anytime soon…
Now we want to hear from all of you out there!
In the comments, please tell us about the annoying little things you’ve discovered about your loved ones now that you’re stuck home with them all the time.
We’re looking forward to it!