Is this enough to walk from a marriage?
A frustrated wife has taken to Mumsnet to vent her feelings, saying she’s considering leaving her husband over repeatedly ruining her ‘hand wash only’ underwear.
She says while she knows it “sounds dramatic” she “can’t stand his incompetence anymore”.
The couple, who have been together for years, can’t seem to get past this “first world problem” that continues to rear its ugly head again every year for the past decade.
“Today, yet again, he washed my hand wash only underwear in the machine and ruined it.”
“I have lost count of the number of times he has done this. It is just such a waste and will need replacing.”
“It’s like that thing on the internet about the man whose wife left him over a cup left on the side, it’s the constant drip drip drip effect and never learning.”
“I can’t stand his incompetence anymore. How hard is it to check a label? I am so angry.”
Her comments have received mixed responses online, with some accusing her of being a “diva” while others are taking her side.
“Your dearest husband does the laundry, in my eyes that would make him a price among men and a definite keeper. Just buy machine washable knickers,” one user writes.
“Does he hurt you in any way, if not then stop being such a diva and go to a supermarket and buy knickers like most of the human race that can be chucked in the weekly wash.”
Others gave possible solutions, such as giving him “other jobs” or making him buy the replacement set.
Responding to the comments, the wife said while she knows it’s a “first world problem” she was “just so disappointed he treats me and my things with such disregard”.
“Oh, we can afford a replacement set, that’s what I’ve done in the past. It’s just the futility of it. And the fact it’s happened so many times.”
“I am currently not speaking to him.”