Thursday, August 14, 2008

I spy something white...

Hubby has selective vision to match his selective hearing. I think it's a man thing.

I have this thing with replacing the toilet paper. I don't really care if he puts it on the holder, but he at least has to put a new roll on the back of the toilet when he uses the last of it. Usually he remembers. Last night, I used the bathroom after him, and lo and behold, there was an empty toilet paper roll where a full one should be. I asked him to hand me one (our bathroom cabinet is on the other side of the door and impossible to reach from the toilet- a woman did not design our bathroom). He swore up and down that he replaced the roll, but there was no paper in the bathroom. He tried blaming it on me by saying it was my fault I couldn't see it. So I asked him if he had taken the toilet paper roll into the kitchen when he washed his hands. He promised he didn't, but I remembered seeing a roll of toilet paper on the kitchen counter.

(I'm not really sure why he washed his hands in the kitchen when there was soap and a towel at our bathroom sink, but that's an entirely different issue.)

So I told him to go in the kitchen and specifically look in the spot that I saw the traveling roll, but he couldn't see it. It's a toilet paper roll in a kitchen- not exactly something that might blend in. Instead he dug a new roll out from under the bathroom sink. Well, after I finished my business and washed my hands in the bathroom sink, I made a point of showing him that the only roll in the bathroom was the new roll he brought me. I also walked into the kitchen and retrieved the roll that was in the exact spot I said it was and showed it to him. Why? Why can't men see things like that? Not only did I remember seeing a roll in the kitchen, but remembered the exact spot it was even though I wasn't really trying to remember.

He's done this with other things, too. Every time the tv remote control goes missing, I ask him if he checked the microwave. Yes, that's right people, he put the remote inside the microwave shortly after we were married. We went a whole night without a remote until I had to heat something up and found it. I have also found various items (mostly the cordless phone) in the freezer and refrigerator.

Are all men this way? He has used the excuse that he's absentminded because he's always thinking. Well, I manage to think and keep decent track of four kids. What is it in their mental wiring that makes them so blind?

To be fair, he is incredibly smart, and I did warn him that this was going on my blog. Oh, and our kids are the same way. They didn't get that from me.

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New England Quilter said...

Great title :)
Ahhhh hubbies!

Arty Allsorts said...

Yep - it's deffo a man thing! Must admit, hubby is pretty good re the toilet roll (he uses most, after all!!) but he once spent 3 days in a foul, worried sort of mood until I eventually asked him what was wrong. He'd lost his cash wallet (his secret, tucked away for a rainy day hoard) so I went thru his rucksack for him, and there it was in the first handful of stuff I pulled out! Trouble is, he doesn't even bother looking now - he just asks me everytime!