Sunday, November 26, 2006

Rant.

Just read this and tell me what you think.

We`ve got a lot of spare sets of keys, both Hubby work related and domestic. We have a big keyboard, of which the top three rows, the work ones, are labelled etc. The bottom two rows are domestic keys, spare keys for house, my mum, friends etc. I know what they are because I know the rings, the pairings and where they live on the board. I don`t like putting names and addresses onto other folks keys. What if we get burgled? Open invitation to pick up keys for other people`s houses, no?

Hubby had some new work keys cut. He needed some new rings. Guess what he did? He pulled nineteen keys from the bottom two rows off their hooks, took the keys off their rings to reuse and threw the "unwanted" keys into a bag. He gave me this bag because "Mairi wanted some old keys to play with, didn`t she?"

???????????!!!!!

I don`t know how you feel about keys, but I feel keys are important. I feel if I`ve gone to the trouble of placing them onto the keyboard, they`re very important. I feel that Hubby should have asked me about them before he muddled them up into a bag. But apparently, despite the fact we have had this keyboard for over seven years and I have ALWAYS kept the domestic keys on this board, they shouldn`t have been there. It`s HIS board. Therefore the keys were junk keys, because they were not work keys that he recognised.

He has apologised, but more, I feel, to try to shut me up than for any feeling he might have been wrong to do this. I think he feels I am being unreasonable.

My Hubby has three degrees, one of them a PhD and he teaches postgraduate students at a prestigious university. He is clever, no doubt. So what happened to his "*^%$£ common sense?

I`m mad about this. I`ve got six different things to organise for the house repairs over the next couple of days, the kids and house stuff to look after and (wait for this) I have to make an annoying and time consuming trip into Edinburgh to deliver two sets of his work keys. He knows I`ll do it, though I`m probably going to have to miss my spinning morning just to fit this in. He trusts me, because he knows I think keys are important. I`m also going to have to find time to go round several other houses with these "junk" keys and work out whose are whose. What if someone has an emergency, and needs their spare keys in a hurry? I`ve already fished out the three spare sets of our house keys, the ones he was going to give to our daughter as playthings.

Yeah, I am mad. Very. Can you tell? Can anyone come up with a satisfactory explaination as to why he didn`t just buy new rings at the locksmiths when he was getting the new keys cut?

14 comments:

Alison said...

Can anyone come up with a satisfactory explaination as to why he didn`t just buy new rings at the locksmiths when he was getting the new keys cut?

well, because he's obvioulsy an idiot, at least this week.

can't you post his work keys to where ever they need to be in edinburgh?

seriously though, what was he thinking? oh look, the house is in chaos, i think i'll add a little more to the mix?

we love keys in this house. never throw them away, some are allowed to be used as toys (the boys have a "magic key" each) but most of the old ones just live in a box. today i found in a plant pot the very rusted key to Bill's old 205. it went in the box.

Anonymous said...

UH-OH! Sounds like someone's in the dog house!! Maybe you need to start hiding the keys from Hubby!?!

rho said...

Can anyone come up with a satisfactory explanation as to why he didn`t just buy new rings at the locksmiths when he was getting the new keys cut?

Because he is a man - that is why. I swear so many things are explained because of that...

Anonymous said...

I have no good (or even bad) explanations, but my heart is pounding at the mere thought of the trauma. Ugh! Around here, the problem tends to be that the hubby is incapable of thinking things all the way through. He can only "see" as far as it takes to get what he wants (like getting the rings). It would never occur to him what kind of hell I would have to go through with a bag of "spare" keys.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the work of an academic. I spent half an hour on Friday night trying to explain to mine the logic of hanging up washing actually near radiators (which are warm) instead of just turning up the heating as high as possible and other related issues. Apparently I was being unreasonable.

The penny will probably drop eventually (you'd hope).

gourdongirl said...
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gourdongirl said...

Feel free to rant....I would certainly be doing that if D did that to me.....You know I would!

The only explanation I can come up with is ...... Its a male thing!

snaterkat said...

Defently a male thing and an academic thing, my step dad was an academic very inteligent no commen scence though

jessie said...

Because men are single-minded. He was focused on his work keys, so he wasn't thinking about your keys. This is the problem with men. Most, anyway.

We have a house key somewhere, but I don't know where. We don't lock, so it doesn't really matter. That's all I have for domestic keys, except for car keys. Good thing, because my husband wouldn't treat them any better than your husband treated yours!

Wife #1 said...

I'm so totally with you. What part of "I cooked, you clean" is so hard to understand? If he had bothered to look in the pot on the stove he would have put the cooling soup in the fridge so it could have been tonight's dinner. So now I'm in the dog house because I dared to get mad.

Wye Sue said...

sounds like the bad combination of a clever man...
Hope you manage to work out which are which without too much hassle and enjoy your shopping in Edinburgh ;-)

K. said...

It really is just a man thing. They don't think about things the way we do. He doesn't use those keys every day, so they don't seem important. When he suddenly needs to find one, he will be muttering (or maybe shouting) things the kids aren't allowed to say. This is when you will tell him he threw them all in a bag for your daughter to play with. Then you'll let him stew about his stupidity for a while before you give him the key. This is how men learn.

PURLPOWER said...

Going to have to hang my hat with the 'it's men' crowd. I've shared houses with men and women and have definitely never had so many 'but why on earth did you do THAT!' conversations as I have had over the past few years with K. I love him but his logic is utterly unrelated to mine.

LornaJay said...

Oh dear. DH and I have different definitions of 'tidy'. His is a room that looks like an ideal homes exhibition, but you get concussion if you open a cupboard.

Mine is more of the 'put away if it has a place, otherwise leave on the floor'.

Predictably, there are arguments when either of us tries to find something....

My sympathies on the workmen. Here's something that might cheer you up.