What grinds your gears - partner edition

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MC Extra Dollop

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 17, 2006
21,416
18,134
AFL Club
Geelong
LoL, let me guess: 'i don't want the cleaner to think we are pigs'

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I didn't realise it was a thing until Betoota did an article on it. It's like having a cleaner is the middle class version of having a maid: a status thing that only people who don't really need cleaners should have them.

Sure, we don't want our cleaner spending half of her two hours picking up after us, so pack away the toys and make sure the basins in the bathrooms have all the clutter removed by all means. But vacuuming, taking all the towels out of the bathrooms, cleaning the stove tops? Bollocks...
 

Scotland

TheBrownDog
May 5, 2006
56,579
60,595
AFL Club
West Coast
We had a cleaner when I was a kid for about 6 months. A lady who used to come once a week for a couple of hours and do exactly what I had no idea. The house didn't really look or smell any different when I got home. We went from not having a cleaner for most of my childhood to suddenly having one for a while back to not having one again and the effect was minimal with the exception that I never had to rush to do a bunch of of cleaning myself before every Thursday.

If I was to get a cleaner now I'd just want them to do stuff that is time consuming like mop the floors then leave allowing them to dry for a couple of hours. If I am cleaning the kitchen then putting everything away etc. takes more time than wiping the benches so if I have to have the kitchen tidy for someone else do a quick once over with a cloth what's the point? May as well just finish the job myself. Doing the washing etc. isn't arduous. Chuck it in the machine, leave it for an hour, put it on the line. I don't need to pay someone to hang around for 3 hours to do that.
 

ioppolo

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2010
23,172
15,150
Perth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Chelsea, OKC Thunder, Scorchers
Yeah unless you're living in some very, very large house and/or have expendable income, I just don't see how a cleaner can be necessary
 

MarcusP2

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 21, 2009
8,878
6,218
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Zona Cardinals, Yankees
Yeah unless you're living in some very, very large house and/or have expendable income, I just don't see how a cleaner can be necessary
MY wife and I get a cleaner because we would rather spend our limited free time (especially with a kid) doing stuff other than cleaning.

However she does less-frequently-required stuff like mopping the floors, shower and bath scrubbing, dusting, etc. Obviously it's no substitute for actually doing your day-to-day cleaning of the kitchen and other heavy use surfaces.
 

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I Lost My Keays

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 20, 2013
18,720
21,136
Adelaide
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Celtics , England FC
My ex: Didn’t like me watching sport lol

Current gf: Complains about my music taste when we’re in the car (she listens to Billie Eilish) or when I play PlayStation she reckons it’s a waste of time
 

ioppolo

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 3, 2010
23,172
15,150
Perth
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Chelsea, OKC Thunder, Scorchers
My ex: Didn’t like me watching sport lol

Current gf: Complains about my music taste when we’re in the car (she listens to Billie Eilish) or when I play PlayStation she reckons it’s a waste of time
On that last one, if it's a constant nagging is be outta there
 

Toump Ass

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 14, 2015
7,919
16,577
TOUMPASSO LAND
AFL Club
Melbourne
I'm impressed that guys who play video games have girlfriends.
My partner smashed video games, I thought it was great even though I don't play them because it meant I could do other sh*t and not feel guilty I was ignoring her. I imagine there's plenty of girls who like guys with playstations for the same reason.

Yeah unless you're living in some very, very large house and/or have expendable income, I just don't see how a cleaner can be necessary
I'm a disgusting slob who can't even be f’ed removing the crumbs of his fat hairy gut, as if I'm gonna change the sheets.
 

the_interloper

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 1, 2006
16,090
14,954
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
My ex: Didn’t like me watching sport lol

Current gf: Complains about my music taste when we’re in the car (she listens to Billie Eilish) or when I play PlayStation she reckons it’s a waste of time
In my household the driver gets to pick, I’m a metal head and she likes pop music, never ends well. Though we did have Nothing Else Matters at our wedding so I won that one ha ha
 

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