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"Thank you" would be nice, it's not too much trouble!(whinge alert)😡

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phoenix Tue 05-May-20 18:13:24

Hello all, hope you are well.

Now, yes, I know I'm lucky to have Mr P to do the shopping, despite the rather "random" substitutions confused

BUT I'm getting pretty damn miffed!

I thank him for doing the shopping, even with the substitutions, if he dishes up, I thank him for doing so. On the very rare occasions he prepared food (cheese and onion sandwiches at lunchtime only thing so far, and only because he was making one for himself and I suppose felt obliged to ask me if I wanted one, as I was in the same room!) I thank him.

However, I have been cooking my bosoms (small though they are) off, going all "Domestic Goddess" with the home made soup, pies, etc and haven't received a single "Thank you" angry

I sometimes say "How is it?" Or " Is it ok? " just get "fine" or a sort of grunt!

When we have finished, he will usually rinse and stack the dishes (we don't have a dishwasher sad) and then toddle off into the sitting room!

Feeling somewhat taken for granted!

annep1 Wed 06-May-20 15:54:47

I do sympathesise Phoenix. As I'm sure many women do.When I cook I get a grunt or it's fine and if I say its not very tasty I will get a detailed description of how it could be inproved.
When he cooks ( which often just entails watching the food I have prepared, cooking ) he fishes for compliments. I just say sarcastically, They're the most delicious potatoes I have ever eaten in my entire life.
Men, eh?

annep1 Wed 06-May-20 16:00:33

In response to Grannylaines post.
Someone bought my husband biscuits from Harrods as a special treat. He offered me and I said no I wouldn't like to eat his birthday treat. So he said ok and put them away lol. He finished the lot and never offered again.

GrannySomerset Wed 06-May-20 16:30:09

Lovely thread, so thank you Phoenix. Reminds me of a story told by my late MiL (very hot on courtesy and consideration) about someone who married into the family and was heartily disliked. When asked if the carefully prepared meal put in front of her was to her satisfaction the reply was “I’m eating it, aren’t I?” This has passed into family folk lore and is often used when it is felt that other people are being less than appreciative.

GrannyLaine Wed 06-May-20 17:51:49

annep1 Oh dear, I share your pain. Obviously, being an adult, I waited for an appropriate interval and then very deliberately helped myself to a chunk of aforementioned chocolate (which I don't much like) while at the same time giving rude boy a Paddington Bear style 'hard stare'

Kalu Wed 06-May-20 18:32:47

Oh Phoenix. Tell him he is such a naughty boy forgetting his P&Qs. Send him to his room telling him tomorrow is another day and we shall start off with a clean slate. Or else!😂

Whenever your meal is over and he is not forthcoming with a polite thank you, sharply ask him if he has forgotten something??

P&Qs are second nature in this house as my GDs would tell your not so (D) H.

He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy😂

V3ra Wed 06-May-20 18:50:17

GrannySomerset my paternal granny used to eat a meal at our house, then say to my Mum in a suprised tone of voice, "That was quite nice really..."
Mum would seethe and we'd all be in hysterics!
The phrase has become part of our family folklore 😂

pollyperkins Wed 06-May-20 19:22:23

Annep I just read your letter out to DH and he thought your husband was perfectly reasonable. ‘He offered them to her and she refused so he ate them - nothing funny about that!!’

annep1 Wed 06-May-20 22:13:41

Of course he would think that Pollyperkins, perfectly logical.

annep1 Wed 06-May-20 22:17:44

while at the same time giving rude boy a Paddington Bear style 'hard stare'

Callistemon Wed 06-May-20 22:52:49

Always mind your Ps and Qs as my mother used to say.

Or, as a friend used to say 'Your dinner's in the dog'.

NfkDumpling Thu 07-May-20 08:23:53

Apparently DGS, aged six, is having ‘manners’ instruction at mealtimes as he was getting too keen on eating with fingers and reaching over people and so on. He now insists on a napkin at every meal. DiL is worried about how this will go down when schools reopen and school dinners resume!

Jane10 Thu 07-May-20 08:36:37

Good to hear that Nfk. As long as he knows the correct way to pass the port I'm sure he'll be fine!
I do like to see youngsters with standards.

Coolgran65 Thu 07-May-20 08:47:54

Were also working on dgs. He likes to use his fingers and to lift a whole sausage on a fork. There's a constant refrain of ...use your knife please. Or from his older're disgustingsmile

morethan2 Thu 07-May-20 09:45:52

My husband doesn’t always say thank you for the meals I cook, but then I’m not sure I always thank him for fixing/washing my car. I suppose in a long marriage/partnership we are very likely take certain things for granted. It doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the things we do for each other though. I know without a doubt he does really appreciate the things I do and vice versa.

Rufus2 Thu 07-May-20 14:55:52

getting too keen on eating with fingers
NfkDumpling What's wrong with that? No better way to eat chish and fips from the shop and even a burp after a meal is taken as a compliment to the cook in some circles! grin