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Old 03-06-2012, 12:54 PM   #111
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We have a wooden bread board for when you don't want to use a plate to butter toast. If someone doesn't like all the crumbs on the bread board, it's easy to walk to the compost bin or garbage (depending on time of year) and dump them.
I think my using a plate comes from that training from my mother. The right dish or utensil for the job. Some habits are hard to break. My mother would be proud of me knowing that all her teachings didn't go to waste. I also use a butter knife with the butter. Not your standard table knife.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:06 PM   #112
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Does the urge to kill some days become stronger than others? I know it sounds snotty of me, but I use a plate to butter my toast. And for that very reason. CRUMBS.
I laughed so hard when I read your post that I almost had a mouthful of coffee to clean up along with those darn crumbs!

The worst part? He DOES use a plate!! It boggles my mind how he manages to get so many crumbs everywhere. I've even asked him if he habitually shakes the toaster upside-down on the counter. I'm not even going to get into the crumbs left behind in the butter/jam/peanut butter.

So yes, the urge is sometimes overwhelming. This is why he gets limited kitchen privileges. He's already lost dishwasher privileges, but I'm considering implementing a "look, but don't touch" rule for all appliances!
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:02 PM   #113
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I don't mind a few crumbs on the counter but, please keep them out of my butter dish!
And off my cheese.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:31 PM   #114
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I'm so excited Shrek has figured out WHERE the kitchen is and that he can keep himself fed during the day that I don't care what kind of mess he makes. "No woman ever shot a man while he was doing the dishes..." after maybe, but not during.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:42 PM   #115
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my pet peeve is stupid people that think they are smart.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:13 AM   #116
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lol, like women who believe that men can't do laundry, use a dishwasher, feed themselves, or clean up crumbs?

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Old 03-07-2012, 01:18 AM   #117
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lol, like women who believe that men can't do laundry, use a dishwasher, feed themselves, or clean up crumbs?

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Poking the dragon?
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:33 AM   #118
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lol, like women who believe that men can't do laundry, use a dishwasher, feed themselves, or clean up crumbs?

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This woman discovered all of those things to be true. I recently left my man home alone for five days because my parents bought me a plane ticket home to surprise my sister for her birthday - when I got back, the house was a mess and he had been living on packaged noodles and chips. Sad sight....
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:31 PM   #120
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lol, like women who believe that men can't do laundry, use a dishwasher, feed themselves, or clean up crumbs?

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Hmmm. Only Experience. Once upon a time women often believed that men married because of .... well, intercourse. Nowadays marriage isn't much of a necessity for most people. I've said, for years, that many men marry to have someone to do all the sh*t that they don't want to do. My husband is much better than most (and, believe me, I took a few for trial runs), but even so, he truly does not know how to run the clothes washer. He doesn't know how to do keep-up house work -- he's great at what we call "the white tornado", that is to say really cleaning before a party or having guests. But to look at something that's a bit of a mess and just pick it up? Not gonna happen.
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