Are these women crazy?
From The Telegraph in the UK:
Doing the laundry, vacuuming and washing up are the main tasks which men fail to complete to their other half’s satisfaction, it emerged.
Not rearranging sofa cushions tidily enough, making the bed incorrectly and wiping down kitchen worktops are also where men fall short.
A spokesman for Sainsbury’s, which carried out the study among 2,000 women, said: ”Modern day men do more household chores than ever before, and nearly half of all couples now share working and looking after the house together.
”Although it’s impossible for women to do everything themselves, they still have high hopes for perfection – and if jobs aren’t done to the desired standard by their partner, often many feel they could do better themselves.”
The study found nearly half of the women polled claimed their partner often washes up, but doesn’t finish the job by wiping down the kitchen sides.
A third said their men leave sofa cushions in a mess while 32 per cent never bother to make the bed.
And 28 per cent said their man would happily cook an evening meal – but then leave the kitchen in a state with food splatters all over the oven.
But despite the findings, two thirds of women admit their partners do genuinely try to get things right, and four in 10 households now share the chores evenly.
The survey also revealed one fifth of men aren’t even aware of the fact they do the chores badly – and half of women say they don’t bother nagging them to do better.
Men are also more likely to throw mess into drawers rather than sort things out properly, or put things away in the wrong place so they are never found again.
The laundry causes a multitude of problems – as men hang too many clothes together on the rack so they don’t dry, rarely separate the darks from the lights and don’t fold anything before putting away in the wardrobe.
When it comes to washing up, most men prefer to precariously stack dishes in a mountain on the draining board rather than drying up, or if they have a dishwasher, they’ll over-pack it preventing everything from getting clean.
Even the vacuuming leaves women fuming, as their partner only hoovers the middle of the room and then proceeds to walk around the house with shoes on afterwards.
The Sainsbury’s spokesman added: ”Two thirds of women admit they find they’re pleased when their partners get involved with the cleaning, and are glad when he has recognised that these things don’t get done by themselves.
”Yet they can’t help but be critical of his attempts, believing they’re not quite up to scratch.
”Perhaps it is the case that men just don’t care as much and don’t realise how much work goes into having a clean and tidy home – and after a long day at work they are more concerned about putting their feet up than plumping pillows or pairing socks.”
And despite spending the equivalent of one whole week every year re-doing housework, over half of women reckon that if their partner could be bothered, they would actually do a better job than them of the chores because they would be more thorough.
TOP 20 JOBS MEN
1.Wipe worktops after washing up
3.Straightening and flattening the duvet
4.Cleaning the oven
5.Failing to plump pillows on the bed
6.Not straightening bottom bed sheet
7.Not putting things into drawers tidily
8.Not returning things to their rightful home
9.Not spacing out wet clothes whilst hanging drying
10.Not putting away wet dishes after washing up
11.Vacuuming in the middle of the room and not the edges
12.Ignores dirty mugs whilst washing up
13.Separating darks from the lights when washing clothes
14.Not pairing socks
15.Wearing shoes in the house after vacuuming
16.Leaves dirty washing on the floor next to the washing machine
17.Doesn’t shake clothes out when hanging them up
18.Doesn’t fold clothes before putting them away
19.Doesn’t decorate the bed with cushions when making it
20.Loads the dishwasher incorrectly