Explain this one to me please.


March 17, 2012, 01:29 AM
Every 2 or 3 months my wife decides that she must have a house cleaner come and clean the house. I have decided that in the interest of the old truism 'if momma ain't happy ain't nobody happy' that I should not fight this. So I go along. The issue is that she then decides we have to clean the house before the house cleaner gets there. Not sure why, but I go along, see above for reason.

Now, I try to schedule work so that I'm not home on this day because while I truly don't mind helping her clean the house, reading her mind gets tiresome, and apparently that is expected of me. This last time I was successful I had a full day of work away from home. I get this call though, and she asks me if she should, "put the guns up." She is referring to the ones kept in our nightstands in case things go bump in the night. I say, "Sure."

The next day she flies out to Canada for a business trip, and come bed time I pop the safe to get my pistol out. Only it's not freaking there. Silly me, she has decided that 'putting them up' is setting them in the middle of the floor in her closet under some clothes. It took me 3 sleepless hours to find them.

My hope here is that someone can explain the logic thinking that setting them in the middle of the closet floor is more secure than our 2,000+ safe? Any ideas?

And yes she has the combo to the safe. So that's no excuse.

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March 17, 2012, 01:44 AM
vent opened. melt down aborted

March 17, 2012, 01:59 AM
Clean the house, leave my guns alone!

March 17, 2012, 01:59 AM
Unless she set them there while packing, and proceeded to pile clothes on top of them absentmindedly in a rush to finish said packing....I dunno.

The mysteries of the mind concerning the opposite sex are just that....mysteries.

They feel the same about us.

Instruct her in the proper storage, and then take her out for dinner.

March 17, 2012, 07:54 AM
Dang you are now on her "LIST" for disclosing her hiding place.:what::what::D
Guess she got back at you for helping her clean didn't she.:p

March 17, 2012, 08:15 AM
This story explains why I'm no longer married. Never could stomach paying bedroom taxes.

March 17, 2012, 08:24 AM
She's a woman, who knows how they think.

The Lone Haranguer
March 17, 2012, 08:28 AM
As a lifelong bachelor, I am unqualified to give marital relationship advice, so I ain't going there. :D But bringing outsiders into your home (especially a cleaning crew that has to have access to all the areas) where they can see everything you have (even a locked safe is a clue that you have some kind of valuables), is a worthy topic for discussion. I think such access should be limited as much as possible.

March 17, 2012, 08:45 AM
We had a cleaning guy until a move and he was the best person ever! Like long term guests you really need to have a level of trust with them. We used a person, character recommended from a friend, and not a service. I think that makes a difference.

That said everybody wins when the guns are in the safe when the owners are not there. Sounds like your wife was in a hurry.

March 17, 2012, 08:51 AM
The OP's lament is SOP in many marriages. The issue is communication. Guns are not necessarily involved (except as a last resort? ;))

The mind reading thing can be minimized or exacerbated, depending on how you choose, or not choose, to communicate. In this regard, some partners are decidedly more "high maintenance" :D than others. To be sure, when marriage is viewed as meeting each other half way, it becomes obvious that significantly more than half way is needed to make it work -- and generally that was agreed upon from the outset when vows were made at the altar.

March 17, 2012, 08:53 AM
Cleaning crew = security breach. 'Nuf said.

March 17, 2012, 09:00 AM
I am going to be the bad guy. What she can`t clean her own house ? My wife does...............and works 8 hrs. a day sometimes 6 days a week.

March 17, 2012, 09:57 AM
I'm sort of going with 303tom on this; I would rather clean the house with my wife, or even do it by myself, than to bring some outsider into my home. Sorry, don't mean to offend any cleaning/housekeeping people out there but the less people who know I have guns in my residence, the better.

March 17, 2012, 10:03 AM
"... women are from Venus."

At the very least.

March 17, 2012, 10:45 AM
Read this to my wife. She thought I had posted it. She then says that I am supposed to read her mind.

March 17, 2012, 10:46 AM
One way to look at it (to actually answer the OP question) is that women in many ways are like cats and she believed that an item placed under a protective and scented pile would ward off other cat... er, women.

Another way to look at it from a purely female perspective is that I can imagine your wife - like mine would - requesting that the cleaning lady not disturb her clothing, either clean or soiled out of some weird female personal-space/intimacy concerns. Your wife would know that once the hoo-doo is laid on the clothes, and especially dirty clothes, that another woman would respect the request outa an otherwise unperceived cosmic gal-law.

Result - nothing under the no-fly zone of chick garb gets molested.

March 17, 2012, 10:47 AM
LMAO! there is no explaining the ways of a woman.

Hocka Louis
March 17, 2012, 11:07 AM
I saw a member kicked off of THR for basically suggesting women, on average, don't recognize the difference between different firearms. I'm not kidding.

He was told that insulted women who may frequent this site and was removed or whatever they technically call it.

I'm just sayin'... These comments go WAY beyond that and I expect many will be removed as a result!!!

March 17, 2012, 11:29 AM
middle of the floor in her closet under some clothes

That right there speaks volumes to me.

Don't try to understand the psychology, but consider it another opportunity for you to learn an important lesson and adapt. When these episodic cleaning frenzies appear YOU should collect all valuables you care about and move them into the safe to prevent them from being squirreled away in places you'd never think of.

BTW, for the folks that want to attribute this specific behavior to gender, we see the same complaints from folks who have roommates of any gender when the roommate isn't of an "orderly" nature. Those roommates have been brothers, buddies and even spouses. Since THR isn't a relationship advice site we'll close this before more misanthropic posts are made.

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