[Apparently, men have trouble with garbage. I wrote about my husband’s inability to use the trash can a while back and now we hear from Maria in Alabama whose husband seems to have a similar problem. Thanks for sending this in Maria! And maybe your husband will someday learn to actually use the garbage can the way it’s intended.
Have a story about your husband or boyfriend you’d like to see here? Send them to me, along with any pictures, to firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Here’s an annoying thing my husband of 14 years will not stop doing. Yes, even after 14 years, I still can’t train him right.
In our kitchen we have a smallish white trash can. When my husband Bill has an item that is too big to fit in the trash can, such as a pizza box or his “Silk” soy milk cartons (shown in the photo), he will set it BESIDE the trash can instead of just taking the thing to the outside garbage bin, which is literally only 16 footsteps from the kitchen trash can! 16 steps. I walked the distance to check. We have a small house and the outside garbage bin is right outside our back door, which adjoins the kitchen. But he can’t walk those extra 16 steps, so he litters the floor with his extra-husky-sized trash. This is a weekly event.
So you might ask why I don’t just put a larger can in the kitchen. I never wanted a larger trash can inside the house because I know with certainty that if I put a larger one in there, Bill would fill it up to the brim with all kinds of stinky waste products and NEVER take it outside until our house smelled so bad I’d have to move out. (He is immune to bad odors.) I’d rather take out smaller amounts of trash more frequently to prevent odors. Plus, like I said, there is a huge garbage bin just 16 footsteps away from the small one.
So this is how we live. He’s a very nice person except for his bad habit.
I managed to get a photo of his crime. It wasn’t hard … all I had to do is wait until he bought soy milk again.