NOT for Women Only!

@byfaithonly (10716)
United States
July 2, 2007 10:04pm CST
I'm sure most all of us have had the battle over the toilet seat - up or down.... What about a battle over the blow drier? Ok, I've been a single parent for 16 years now with 4 children (3 boys and 1 girl). Now, you would think if you were going to have a battle over a blowdrier it would be with the daughter right? Wrong! My 16 year old son and I seem to regularly have a 'battle' over the blow drier (hair dryer). We share one as it seems we are always limited on space in the bathroom and at one time we did have 2 but used one for camping and it got recked.... So is our battle over this small appliance over who is going to use it or needs it more? NO! Our battle is over the diffuser attachment. I want it on because it 'fluffs' my hair more and not so much direct heat to dry out my hair. He on the other hand wants that direct heat to straighten and dry fast. He takes it off and never puts it in the same place twice so when I go to use the drier I first have to hunt for a half hour to find it. Why can't he take it off set it on the sink for the 5 minutes tops it takes to dry his hair and then just put it back on? I know this is stupid and sure others will have all kinds of ideas how to fix this problem but the fact is right now it is a problem and it annoys me. Question is - do you have some electronic gadget or appliance that you have a battle over in your house?
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13 responses
• Canada
3 Jul 07
in my house hold the one who pays the bills makes the rules adn if you use it put it back the way you found it or loose it besides i would buy another one and keep it away from him so he cannot use it
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5 Jul 07
I have got the solution. Blooming glue the thing on and tell him to buy his own and stop being such a girl. Lol. We don't have any men living with us and I definately believe that blowdryers and very feminie products. Daft I know.
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@Eskimo (2317)
5 Jul 07
We don't have that problem in my house any more as my son has almost moved out, and a blow dryer would be totally useless on me anyway. Blowdryers are a girlie thing anyway.
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5 Jul 07
My point exactly!!!
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• Philippines
13 Jul 07
my brother and i are always battle about the channel we want to see we always quarrel, it is the TV we always battle. i think we need to buy another one so that we will not make battle,as your case you should buy another drier so that you will not both quarrel all the time you want to used it.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
3 Jul 07
oh my dear faith I have been living alone for so long that I had nearly forgotten all the "battles" I had with my brothers when being younger!!! one of the battle was over who had to leave the soft and warm bed in order to put off the light someone left on!!!!but the biggest battle of all was over.....the remote control!!!! who was supposed to control it and for how long??? sometimes we used to leave it on a table far from where we were and so you had to get up if you wanted to change the channel!!!! you made me remember such beautiful moments...how many battles!!!
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
3 Jul 07
LOL - remote controls, we solved that one with 'his and hers' or Mom's and Shane's - and seperate TVs as we never want to watch the same thing :) Ok now what is the point of having a remote control if you have it setting across the room? Too funny! I grew up with 2 younger sisters (7 & 8 years younger) we didn't have many battles but when I hear other people's stories I kinda feel like I missed something.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
3 Jul 07
ciao faith of course having to get up in order to change the channel was just a trick to establish a sort of..equality between us..if you wanted to change the channel, you had to ask the others and after reaching an agreement you could take power of the remot control and change it..if one of us had the remot control in his or her hands..do you think he would have waited for others to express their opinion???? of course growing up, we used different TV but it was funny indeed doing things together when being younger...
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
3 Jul 07
Now see I enjoy my sisters much more now we're older physically at least. Just proof that as we get older the age gap lessons. Problem is when we get together we tend to do things that 'annoy' Mom rather than each other - until we get 'The Mom Look' then we back off. LOL - Mother's day I actually got a chance to have a nice long talk with Mom which seldom happens with her busy schedual. Well, an 'ex-aunt' was married to one of Mom's older brothers called to talk to Mom. She talked and talked and talked. I went in the house which was a mistake (we were setting on the deck) where my sisters were already. Ok, you now have 3 grown adult women making faces through the windows mimicking the aunt on the phone. Mom was trying hard not to laugh at us because she knew exactly what we were doing. We also had 2 adopted sisters who are the age of my younger children, 2 of my kids, and 2 of my grandchildren all wanting to know what on earth we were doing. Finally Mom gave us the look and the next youngest in the group, my 4 year-old-grandson says, "Grandma! Great-Grandma knows the Mom look too" :)
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
3 Jul 07
Crazy glue it on the hair dryer. It will remove his choice. Problem solved. Now just imagine what I could do in the middle east? I could have peace in the world in minutes
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
3 Jul 07
LOL - Crazy glue or duct tap and we could fix the world :)
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
3 Jul 07
A little chocolate would help too.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
3 Jul 07
LOL - I've always said you want something done just tell me I can't have chocolate until it is done - zip zip zip you can be sure I would take care of it and fast :)
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I don't necessarily have this problem with a particular gadget or appliance, but I have a son who seems to do this with EVERYTHING he uses. It seems that he can't put anything back where he found it, and I am constantly searching for whatever he has used last.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
3 Jul 07
Oh I am sorry for you but glad to hear I'm not the only one. Scarey thing is it's not just my stuff but his own stuff too - then comes to me asking where it is :( I actually bought a hammer and hid it in my bedroom because I got tired of everytime I wanted to use one for something as simple as hanging a picture - for the life of me couldn't find one.
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
4 Jul 07
I have had to do that too, because it got to the point where my toolbox seemed to be getting emptier and emptier. I eventually bought myself a small one and hid it in the bedroom so that I would have the essential tools for my own use. Then it didn't matter so much if something else disappeared. It still made me mad though.
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• Philippines
12 Jul 07
my brother and i are always battle about the channel we want to see we always quarrel, it is the TV we always battle. i think we need to buy another one so that we will not make battle,as your case you should buy another drier so that you will not both quarrel all the time you want to used it.
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
5 Jul 07
In my house only between me and my husband and we pretty much share everything in peace . we have one blow drier which he did not use it at all.And we have two bathroom ,so there's no problem for who ,when and how long you use the bathroom...:)
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@angel3 (49)
5 Jul 07
well this story made me giggle, yes I have been in this situation before, I live with my daughter and a solution was the drier has to stay in the same place if it gets moved I hide it!!!! It actually works. But hey the worst battle we have is the remote and the speed in which my daughter flicks channels my eyes end up cross eyed and I feel sick!!!! its great when she goes over to her pals house and I get peace to flick slowly and peacefully.
@Eskimo (2317)
4 Jul 07
I had a 16 year old son - Once!! now he's 29 and he still hasn't changed, he borrows everything and never puts anything back where he got it from constantly loses his house keys & his car keys, borrows tools and I can never find them again, I've bought him lot of tools as well and they vanish as well. I've now had to hide most of my things otherwise I would never be able to use them when I want to. By the way he moved out to his own flat several months ago, but his room is still a mess, can just about see the floor now, but couldn't when he lived here. Things will only get worse for you I'm afraid!!
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
3 Jul 07
Not anymore lol But there was 3 of us using my Hair Drier lol and the Straighteners we where using to But yes I had that problem with the Diffuser to but what used to be worse is the Girls dried their Hair upstairs so every time I wanted it I had to go upstairs and search for it lol
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@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
7 Aug 07
i think it shouldn't be too difficult for him to at least leave the diffuser in a place where you can find. how about agreeing on an allocated spot? so if he takes it off he leaves it there, then when you need it you put it back on. so he doesn't have to take it off and put it back on (2 actions). you each share one action. in my home, we haven't got our act together and bought a hairdryer. i'm the only one who needs it anyway since i have long hair. the hubs just lets his air dry.
• Philippines
24 Jul 07
my brother and i are always battle about the channel we want to see we always quarrel, it is the T.V. we always battle. i think we need to buy another T.V. so that we will not make battle.In your case you should buy another drier so that you will not both quarrel all the time when you want to used drier.
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
13 Jul 07
I think its not stupid at all. But funny. There can be a lot of such situations. But as a solution to your problem, i will tell you what i will do, if I was you. I would HIDE the diffuser! Thats it! He will anyway not want it. only you need it. So why you have to keep it attached all the time. Find a place where you can keep it, away from his eyes. When you go into the bathroom, take it with you. Use it, remove it and hide it again. I hope this might work. If any other wants the diffuser, they can hire it from you and return it back to you. What do you think?