ManFAQ Friday: The Clutter Question, part D’uh.

8 July, 2011 | | 1 Comment

It’s Friday, and that means answer time! For those of you who have commented with questions from previous ManFAQs, thank you. I’m adding yours to the list of questions women have asked about men over the years, and I will answer them all in turn – to continue to demystify the more malodorous gender for those of the gentler. Actual questions, posed by real women, and answered by a REAL man. What could go wrong?

Question: Why is his “man room” always a mess? Like, we find places to put things, buy baskets or boxes or drawers to hide them in, but without fail, it all ends up on the counter – change, pens, change, rubberbands, crumpled up receipts, etc.  Drives me nuts.

Answer:  Whoa.  The obvious first question is, why are you in the “man room?”  Dude, he’s got a designated space where he’s not going to worry about cleaning to your standards, and you’re going to beat him up for not cleaning to your standards?  He doesn’t know you’re in there, does he? 

Obviously, and I’ve covered this before, he Just. Doesn’t. Care.  It’ll get cleaned one of these days, probably 10 minutes before your parents (or his) come over.  What you identify as “man room” he thinks of as “safe zone,” which means he has no intention of picking up after himself in there more than once a month, if that.  Besides, if he waits long enough, the cleaning fairy might come pick up for him, while he’s out. 

My advice – don’t do it.  Just don’t go in there at all.  If you can smell the room from outside the threshold, give him his orders (for instance, “My mother will be here in 20 minutes”).  Otherwise, I’d say give it up as a bad job and get on with your life. 

Now you know. Please, feel free to comment! Also, forward any questions you’d like answered to BUMD – at –!

1 comment
  1. NoTalentHack says:

    But what if his man room is the master bathroom ?

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