MEN have split the atom and conquered space, yet struggle with simple tasks surely no one could f**k up. Here are five that will need doing properly afterwards.
A shopping list, however specific, will always present a man with the opportunity be ‘creative’, ignoring toilet paper in favour of things they find interesting. The simplest solution is to list all the items you don’t want, including six punnets of reduced price mushrooms and a plastic garden gnome family.
Hanging washing out
Pegging folded clothes onto a rotary dryer to save space defeats the point of the exercise. Men will also do things like using a dozen pegs to ensure his favourite shirt doesn’t blow away. You could always threaten to make him iron it himself, but then you’ll probably have to do it again afterwards.
Anything involving a cloth
To a man, the purpose of a cloth is pushing spillages and crumbs around rather than absorbing or removing them. A brief wipe of part of a surface also means that it is entirely cleansed to operating theatre standards. The same cloth may also be used to wipe anything from a chopping board to the dog.
Organising a party
When it comes to social events, men will tend to focus only on the bit of interest to them, ie. the drinks. Best to organise it yourself if want exotica like balloons and snacks that aren’t just six packets of cheese and onion crisps. And if it’s a surprise party, don’t expect it to be a surprise.
Unfortunately this is another task that is frequently not completed satisfactorily. Men can be given advice and tips, but don’t expect too much if he’s still not got the hang of shopping lists.