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at being outraged at my husband cutting

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Hattie64 Tue 02-Aug-11 19:35:03

his toenails on the bedroom carpet and leaving me to pick them up, or rather expecting me to pick them up or vacuum them. So I did eventually pick them up and saved them. Today I cooked a stir fry, with added seeds, and on his portion I added the toe nails, hidden from view of course. I feel revenged and quite gleeful as well.

jogginggirl Tue 02-Aug-11 19:40:09

Oh you didn't Hattie64.........? I don't know whether to scream with laughter or horror shock

Hattie64 Tue 02-Aug-11 19:41:29

I did, they always say revenge is a dish served cold, or in my case hot.

absentgrana Tue 02-Aug-11 19:44:11

Goodness – it's like The Twits. I'm not sure that the unexpected ingredient in his dinner was all that wise, but it's unlikely to do him any harm. It's also unlikely to change his behaviour unless you tell him what you did – which might change your marriage.

Of course, you are not being unreasonable to feel resentful about his treating you with such total contempt. He is being completely unreasonable and unbelievably arrogant in his behaviour. Maybe telling him that you have put your post on gransnet might modify this slobbiness.

Many years ago there used to be a programme on the television that I saw only once whereby husbands and wives revealed secrets about their marriage and what they thought each other thought about each other. (Would it have been called Mr and Mrs?) The rather suave chap who used to advertise Schweppe's tonic water and his wife were guests or something – and she revealed that the thing that she most disliked about her husband was that he left his toenail clippings in the bidet. I don't actually know whether this humiliating revelation had any effect on his career, but I cannot recall ever seeing him on television since.grin How many members of gransnet will be reading your post?

JessM Tue 02-Aug-11 19:44:20

Had to laugh... yuk. Any advance on stir fry a la toenail?

Hattie64 Tue 02-Aug-11 19:58:31

My husband is just a lazy old slob, so has to be put in his place from time to time. Like the time he wasn't aiming too well into the toilet, so I washed the splashes with his personal face cloth, and never told him, until later on.

greenmossgiel Tue 02-Aug-11 20:08:49

Please don't be shocked...? When my partner (DH is easier to type) and I first got together 41 years ago, I made him breakfast in bed one Sunday. I was young and not very good at cooking fried eggs. He complained about the fact that the edges of his egg were crispy. I told him if he didn't like it he could stick it where the sun didn't shine...and added that I'd do it for him - I was so angry! I flipped him on his side (I'm strong!) and did the deed quickly and thoroughly, crispy bits and all! He never complained about my cooking again! grin

absentgrana Tue 02-Aug-11 20:15:47

Well, I've had my moments in my time, most of which I am not prepared to discuss in public but fried eggs? hmm

Baggy Tue 02-Aug-11 20:16:26

hattie, well done! grin But you must tell him or it's wasted!

HildaW Tue 02-Aug-11 20:24:21

I used to have a friend of a friend who was very into homemade wine years ago in the 70s.............would make it from anything organic, raisins, wheat, rhubabrb etc etc. I used joke about it and call it 'Toe nail wine', am now begining to wonder if I was right!

P.S. toenail clipping in front of anyone is beyound the pale. I do it behind closed doors in the bathroom.

greenmossgiel Tue 02-Aug-11 20:35:11

It was just the one egg, absentgrana....! grin

Gally Tue 02-Aug-11 20:45:51

grin Greenmoss/Hattie -- soooooo funny. Many times I've thought of doing dreadful things to Mr G but haven't - maybe I will experiment next time something he does gets up my nose, now I know I'm not alone.

Notsogrand Tue 02-Aug-11 20:48:39

Well done Hat!

greenmossgiel Tue 02-Aug-11 20:49:11

'Hell hath no fury.....', etc, etc! grin

Notsogrand Tue 02-Aug-11 21:06:19

In the 1960's my husband decided to complain bittlerly about the standard of the packed lunch I prepared him for work. He'd read an article about the importance of a balanced packed lunch, with sufficient vitamins etc. He banged on about this for a couple of weeks, despite my explanations about the cost of the food he was requesting. (We were very short of money)
I was pregnant at the time, so one morning, I wrapped my iron tablets in a tea-towel and put the package inside his lunch box.
When he got in from work that night he didn't say a word, but the unreasonable demands ended there and then.
Of course writing it now, I'm annoyed that I was the one preparing his packed lunch.....but that's another story. smile

Oldgreymare Tue 02-Aug-11 21:07:09

Rock on gals!!! Incontinent with laughter! Cheered me up no end!

Zephrine Tue 02-Aug-11 21:37:10

I haven't been on GN long and I have been gradually building up little pictures of you all in my mind - I'm going to have to change them! grin

numberplease Tue 02-Aug-11 21:45:18

I`ve never done anything like that, but only because I didn`t think of it! I just threw things instead, knives, forks, shoes, hard boiled eggs that turned out not to be,..................and once an easy chair!

crimson Tue 02-Aug-11 22:04:44

In our student days I hurled a jar of cold cream at my [ex] husband, which shocked everyone in the room at the time [those jars are pretty heavy]. I think I've thrown tea at him [not scalding hot, I hasten to add]..but never coffee because it stains and I'd have to clear it up. I learned that quite early on. I must have been pretty angry, because I very rarely lose my temper and I'm certainly not violent.

greenmossgiel Tue 02-Aug-11 22:05:18

I also once threw a slice of buttered bread at an earlier boyfriend. It landed on his back, and stuck there - but he didn't know! He swaggered through to talk to his friends, leaving me in the kitchen to make a meal for them all. He was soon brought back down to size when they started laughing. Our relationship didn't last all that long...thankfully..! grin

JessM Tue 02-Aug-11 22:18:43

Fiery bunch! That chap was lucky the egg was fried and not hard boiled and still in its shell.
Paralytic laughing once when my exH , one xmas, found a bag of tempting looking mini doughnuts. Popped one in his mouth and crunched it up. They were doggie treats.

helshea Wed 03-Aug-11 00:23:25

Just one question Hattie64 - do you like your husband? wink

Faye Wed 03-Aug-11 00:57:26

I am just about on the floor laughing, hilarious. I have read it again and you are all soooooo funny, I am still laughing.
Greenmossgiel, please could you come and do that egg thing to my ex, I am sure he would love it. He still does not know that I cleaned the toilet a few times with his toothbrush. It always looked sparkling clean by the time I had finished.
I might add greenmoss, maybe your DH was too scared to ever leave you after that. Good way to keep a man in his place. grin

Baggy Wed 03-Aug-11 07:07:19

Some while ago I told DH I'd burn some of his books if I found his toenail clippings on the floor ever again. This was after asking him on several occasions to clear them up himself. I've never found any since. He's not a religious man but he does revere books. Why does one have to take extreme measures to get them to understand sometimes?

pompa Wed 03-Aug-11 07:57:50

OMG - I'm not eating anything in future where the contents are not in plain sight !!! shock