A Trashy Love Story

@Rollo1 (16665)
Boston, Massachusetts
July 5, 2016 7:54am CST
I love trash. I love garbage. I didn't know that I loved these things, but it is evident to me that I must. Why else would everyone in the house give it all to me? For instance, why would they not scrape the food from their plates before they put them in the sink unless they knew I loved to put my hands in a pile of garbage? Nice, wet, gooey garbage. So slimy and mushy. Why would they refuse to put a plastic liner in the trash can unless they knew that emptying it by hand into a bag was my greatest desire? And why would they make me face all of this before I have had my morning coffee unless they knew for a fact that it would be the highlight of my day? Obviously, I love garbage and everyone knows it. Is there something you are suspected of loving that everyone leaves for you to deal with?
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22 responses
@LadyDuck (141155)
• Switzerland
5 Jul 16
I am suspected to love to clean the plates and dishes from leftover food, my husband never does.
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@Rollo1 (16665)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jul 16
I must believe that men don't notice such things, that they don't care about it and that we must be programmed to care. Or, it's more likely that no one ever walks into an untidy house and blames the husband. They always assume it's the wife who isn't good at housekeeping. My husband never leaves anything on his plate, but he is a product of the "clean your plate" generation.
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@LadyDuck (141155)
• Switzerland
5 Jul 16
@Rollo1 My husband is Italian and Italian men are not known to be of great help in a house.
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@jaboUK (52605)
• United Kingdom
5 Jul 16
I only have one other person in the house with me, and he thinks I love it too. Never been known to empty the kitchen trash into the outside bin, and certainly never put a new liner in. And he always leaves something on his plate for me to deal with. So I do understand where you are coming from with this.
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@Rollo1 (16665)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jul 16
I have to conclude that men are just not concerned about garbage. They don't mind a pile of it, as long as it isn't on their favorite chair or covering the TV remote.
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@jaboUK (52605)
• United Kingdom
5 Jul 16
@Rollo1 Lol - so true!
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@silvermist (18026)
• India
5 Jul 16
I am sorry you have to suffer all these before your morning coffee.How about a heart to heart talk with all those concerned the night before?
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@Rollo1 (16665)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jul 16
I don't think they believe me about not loving it.
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@silvermist (18026)
• India
5 Jul 16
@Rollo1 So no light at the end of the tunnel?
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@1creekgirl (9806)
• United States
5 Jul 16
I never could convince my son that I didn't live to take his glasses and plates to the kitchen. He eventually got better, but still relapses at times.
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@Rollo1 (16665)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jul 16
Oh don't get me started on dishes. Sometimes, people clean their bedrooms and I suddenly discover dishes I forgot we even had because they'd been gone so long...
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@sol_cee (14338)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
5 Jul 16
you can teach them to love gooey mushy garbage too.
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@Rollo1 (16665)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jul 16
They don't seem to mind it being there, cause they don't clean it up.
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• United States
5 Jul 16
Apparently I have the same love of garbage in my house as I find the sink with unscraped dishes and of course there is always an overflowing garbage bag in the kitchen. It's almost like a science experiment to see how much can be shoved in one bag before everything starts to fall on the floor.
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@Rollo1 (16665)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jul 16
They have to balance the items on the top, like the guys who spin plates at the circus. It's a skill, they think.
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6 Jul 16
ha ha, i can totally relate! what i love is when people shove trash into the trash can so that it is in so tight you cannot get the bag out. or when they pay no attention that the liner has fallen. they continue to just dump the trash in
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@just4him (106343)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jul 16
Putting the roll of Toilet Paper on the holder. Nobody does it but me. I'm also the only one to do the dishes here. I never knew I enjoyed washing dishes, but there they sit, waiting for me.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jul 16
Yup the same thing in our house! It drives me nutty because I definitely do not like it at all. Lol. I don't deal with slimy very well.
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@Jessicalynnt (47798)
• Centralia, Missouri
5 Jul 16
lol, I bet you can find ways to, hmmmn, discourage repeat offenders of such travesties.
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@pgntwo (21275)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
5 Jul 16
Cleaning the car, outside and in. Which gets done only the absolute minimum...
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5 Jul 16
I love dust, jeans left scrunched on the floor and cooking. Allegedly.
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@much2say (38125)
• United States
5 Jul 16
Oh yes, my kids think I am their own personal maid/servant/slave. Can you make me something to eat? Can you get me a glass of ice water? Can you carry this for me?
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@koopharper (6291)
• Canada
5 Jul 16
Kids assume that all adults like these things. My kids assume that my wife likes garbage in the house and she assumes I like it laying in the yard. We've recently managed a partial truce on this one.
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@paigea (21555)
• Canada
5 Jul 16
I must love booking reservations for trips and making other phone calls. That always gets left to me. But, I don't deal with the garbage much. My husband does act annoyed if he is the one who ends up finally taking out the compost; but he does it if I didn't
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@Platespinner (16791)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
5 Jul 16
My husband and various children all deal with the trash, but for some reason it is necessary to remind them EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. We don't pay for garbage pickup since my husband is allowed to put it in the dumpster at work. We generate less than a bag a week yet it's not unusual for me to find three full bags in the basement. And of course my lovely children see nothing wrong with balancing additional trash on top of bags that are already clearly past full. Grrrrr...sometimes I wonder if they do it because they know it drive me batty.
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• United States
5 Jul 16
My family always expected me to solve their problems. This started when I was a kid and has continued all my life. Even though our parents had professional executors of their wills, my brother and sister communicated with him through me. I didn't ask for this honor (job), like you, they must just think I enjoy the work. I don't.
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@MALUSE (36898)
• Germany
10 Jul 16
Are you teaching your son to see things and react to them in order to help his future wife?
@Beatburn (3917)
• Philippines
8 Jul 16
I think they are doing you a favor by letting you do the dirty work that you love.
@Sharon38 (1916)
• Jamaica
7 Jul 16
Cleaning up messes that others caused even at work. I know that I am clean freak but at work...new employees come I am instructed to assist yet those new comers never were able to assist me when I am overwhelmed but I work with it and its one file at a time until its finished. Have a great day!