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One of the biggest mistakes that I believe we as women make is assuming that our significant others want us to make their lives easier.

We do the most ridiculous things like purchase laundry hampers and then place them in locations which are convenient for our partners to access – only to have them throw their dirty garments onto the floor within centimetres of the hamper itself.

We put their tools away in cupboards which have been labeled according to what’s inside.

“Tools”, “Car Cleaning”, “Screws, Nuts and Bolts” –  only to have them turn to us in their time of desperate searching to ask us where their belongings could possibly be.

They’re Suddenly ‘Blind’

Perhaps the funniest part is that before turning to us in a state of sheer panic, they actually attempt to search in all of these places – only to not actually ‘see’ what they’re looking for.

It’s not a matter of “finding it”- heavens no, any fool can FIND a drill in the cupboard marked “power tools”!

They simply cannot SEE the item they are looking for even when it’s staring them straight in the face!

It’s a constant occurrence as well. I mean it’s not as though after the first ten times of showing them where it is they miraculously remember.

I’m The Hero!

No, for the last ten years I’ve had to be the seeker of my husband’s “missing” things and it’s almost as though we are our partner’s heroes when it comes to locating anything they need.

Maybe they enjoy this game they play!

What if it’s some sort of activity that all the blokes play against their significant others!

“Honey have you seen my…?” could all just be an act! For their entertainment!

Or maybe it’s love? Perhaps these men are actually so incredibly blinded by their love for us that they can’t actually ‘see’ anything else!

Either way I will never grow tired of the reaction I get every single time my hubby asks me whether I’ve seen his missing possessions and I accuse him of being in love with me!

Repaying the irritation he causes me with more irritation – priceless!

Are your partners conveniently blind at the most inconvenient times? Tell us in the comments below.

  • Male blindness is such a thing and starts when their young!

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  • Just today my husband informed me that he’d searched the fridge and was certain we were out of butter. It took me approximately 30 seconds to locate it…

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  • The laundry hamper!!!! I went through a stage of not washing his clothes if they weren’t in the basket then he’d all where his favorite shorts were haha

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  • yep can so relate, things like do you know where my favourite shirt is? is normally met with when did you wear it last, or all the washing has been put away look in your drawer, then he goes i cannot see it, and then I walk into the bedroom, open the drawer and it is the shirt on top of the pile!

    The laundry hamper is for collecting dirty clothes on it or the end of the bed which is really frustrating!

    Don’t even get me started with putting dirty dishes into the sink after walking past the dishwasher! – we have a dirty dishes magnet and he will constantly ask me about the drawer that has the magnet on it going is it clean or dirty???? I mean wtf!

    So i totally get this article it is my life with my husband to a T

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  • Hahaha so very true.
    My husband is that bad even the kids know what I mean when I respond to their question of ‘mum, I can’t find ‘it’” with, did you have a ‘dad look’ or a ‘proper look’

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  • Hahaha, oh yes, this resonates with me to a tea.

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  • Same as hearing! No I didn’t hear the baby crying or the kids fighting…lol

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  • No my hubby is great he knows where most things are. I do have a habit of putting things in places myself though and then forgetting where that place was! hahaha

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  • Hahaha i can definitely relate!!! My husband is the inventor of the “Man Look”…..Every man I have ever known is the same. I can be extremely specific about where something is and after instructing him on how to locate it, he will still return and state that it is not there. When I then go and have a look where I had told him it would be……you guessed it….its there! Im glad I am not alone in my frustration of the male condition.

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  • Yep. When he can’t find something, I often get the blame because I like to put things away, rather than piles of random things somewhere like the dining table. I love it when I don’t move something and I find it where he last put it. Even when i give specific instructions, he somehow can’t see.

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  • Oh my! Yes, I can definitely relate to this!

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  • Haha, yes I can relate. We have a 19 year old son who falls into this same category. We refer to it as having a ‘boy look’ meaning it’s not thorough and a 2 second look doesn’t cut it.

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  • Many years ago, both my partner and I read a book on this and it explained the scientific principles in layman’s terms behind this exact problem and it has to do with peripheral vision. Men can only see what is right in front of them, if a label is off centre, they can not make out what it says. Women have wide vision which is why many women have difficulties driving at night. Our wider vision makes it difficult for us to “block out” the lights from the sides of the road making it difficult to focus on what is right in front of us.

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  • This so relates. My husband puts things down and leaves them there. Then complains when the puppy (when she was little) takes them for a walk. Seriously. They are blind – like walking in when you are flustered trying to make dinner, lunches and get ready and ask Can I help??? Really – even if you say yes they just sit there. Mine has a new habit of scrolling through Facebook at top volume. He has no idea how annoying it is. Men just leave clothes on the floor and then wonder why they are dirty. I know they cant be changed but how do we cope ????

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  • Men are a bit lazy and can’t help that they’re wired to not see details. There’s literally very little going on in their mind and they just don’t think to think about things but they can’t help it!

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