Do you have a significant other? Have you ever asked them to help you clean? Did they clean or do something completely random and unnecessary to remove themselves from the whole cleaning situation?
If you answered yes to these questions, just know, you are not alone. It’s totally a thing.
A relatable tweet from Twitter user @houseandhens, also known as Emily, described how her husband always cleans the weirdest sh*t when guests are on their way over:
I appreciate my husband cleaning before we have guests coming over but he always cleans the weirdest shit. Our kitchen will look like a tornado blew through but instead of putting shit away this dude will be up in the attic scrubbing the walls like “iT hAs To Be CLeAn eMiLy”
— motherducker (@houseandhens) February 3, 2019
After tweeting about her husband’s strange cleaning habits, the relatable tweet started to go viral. Because everyone basically realized they were in a relationship with the same person,
Well, at least the same kind of person.
Like this young lady whose man will totally avoid making up the guest bedroom.
Me “babe your parents will be here I. 2 hours can you put fresh sheets on their bed and vacuum the guest room?” Him “clean out my closet and go power wash the deck? Say no more.”
— Matilda Saxophone ™ (@ElleJaneGlory) February 3, 2019
Or this lady whose significant other paints basement walls for no apparent reason.
YES. My life. Hours before we had guests over last time, he decided to paint the walls in the basement. Our basement is unfinished, soooo…the cement walls that no guest will ever see are nice and bright white now.
— Nutmeg (@chirish01) February 3, 2019
Jenifer’s husband won’t wash dishes, but he’ll be sure to scrub down the cabinets?!
I tell my husband to load the dishwasher and instead I get the kitchen cabinets wiped down and the laundry room shelves organized… I feel you
— jenifer sierra (@jenmitchell11) February 4, 2019
Like… why do dudes do stuff like this?
We had my daughters 8th bday party Saturday before it started I found mine vacuuming his shopvac with our regular vacuum cleaner… pic.twitter.com/a0WNptA3tk
— HM RN (@hollymarieau) February 4, 2019
Are we married to the same man? Before our Friendsgiving party he decided it was time to paint the garage and build our dog a new bed… that was clearly more important than cleaning up the ten thousand baby toys 🙄😂😂
— MarylandMomma🎗 (@_MomToAPrincess) February 3, 2019
“Can you take the trash out?”
“But there’s a mark on the wall behind the couch. 😭😭”
— Juanita (@1_5juanitaw) February 4, 2019
The day before our wedding my husband tore apart the shed? They’re so strange 😂
— Chels ☺️🌻 (@Mrs_Wito) February 3, 2019
Omg YES. Someone understands my pain! “Babe, please help with the dishes.” “Sure thing!” … runs to the garage to organize his bolts and screws. 🙄🤔
— Meghan Simmons (@butterflyempire) February 4, 2019
One time I asked my ex husband to help me clean before people came over and he very intensely organized the junk drawer (and honestly did an amazing job, even the pens that didn’t work had a special spot that wasn’t the trash can)
— ja definitely feel (@connertroi__) February 4, 2019
Is this a guy thing?! Cause this is my husband. I asked him to clean the kitchen today and home boy started organizing the garage https://t.co/rowwioyvbj
— 👸🏾 (@caiimore) February 4, 2019
My husband does all the dishes EXCEPT for maybe 1 spoon and cup for NO reason
— Shoal Saunders (@shoalanderson) February 4, 2019
List of things my dad has done when my mom was expecting guests:
1. Paint the barn roof
2. Burn down hedges in yard
3. Cut down 20 trees for no reason
4. Deep clean carpet in a single room of the house for 6 hrs
5. Bought an excavator and upearthed edges of entire 1 acre pond https://t.co/0VGoUoaQyL
— Cupid Kenz 💘 (@kenzxg) February 4, 2019
“Babe can you clean off the stove?”
“BUT THE HALL NEEDS TO BE VACUUMED.” (5 minutes after I had swept and swiffered it????)
“Babe we have hardwood… and I just cleaned it.”
“Ok then I’m gonna go wipe down the bottom of the coffee table and organize the front closet.”
— TeraTiger (@TheTeraTiger) February 4, 2019
My husband reorganized the spice cabinet two hours before my family was coming and our whole house was trashed
— sophia (@sophiadick) February 4, 2019
Me- can you sweep the kitchen and pick up in the living room?
DH: Not right now I have to do yard work!
Note: The event is scheduled to begin at 7pm – yes, it will be DARK outside
— Give_Me_A_Minute (@PhD_RN5) February 4, 2019
Every time. Whenever I say we need to clean Alex will do something like clean the garage shelf or the closets.
— pat sajak fan club (@mclyndaaa) February 3, 2019
My boyfriend mostly just puts things in the weirdest places. Like where’s the rest of the matching set of bowls? Oh… on the highest self inside a bowl along with the plates I couldn’t find yesterday
— Alex (@alexhasaname) February 4, 2019
me: honey, can you vacuum the living room?
husband: **disassembles the vacuum to clean the hair off the roller… places ball of hair on the kitchen counter to “show” me how gross it was***
— Holly Sawyer (@hollysawyer) February 4, 2019
How about when I ask him to do something about the 10 bags of recyclables in the pantry. Come back hours later, each can has been hand crushed- now 5 bags. 😑
— kat (@BabsMistake) February 4, 2019
A few men tried to give their reasoning for cleaning the most random sh*t:
It’s simple logic you start at the top when cleaning and work your way down. You don’t want the dust/filth from the attic going into the kitchen after you clean the kitchen 🤪
— DarkWolfe (@DarkNightWolfe) February 3, 2019
hiding from responsibilities: pic.twitter.com/CIHWvTEjnZ
— Clayton Ryan (@CopperSmokeClay) February 6, 2019
My parents always made me clean my room as a kid when we had guests over and I was like um they’re definitely NOT going in there so why
— Ethan Cooper (@piano_man_jr) February 4, 2019
And if we’re being honest, this guy actually made a great point.
My ex used to ask me to clean the kitchen/bathroom I would clean the living room/bedroom instead. Logic:she’s asking me to clean she wants them done to a certain standard (which I can’t meet) best to clean elsewhere that she’ll want cleaned before expectations are set there too.
— tarzan (@IceboundRio) February 4, 2019
There’s always a silver lining.
At least he “cleans” https://t.co/qPhJsvDQYz
— Helen Zou (@ZOUHELEN25) February 4, 2019