Oh, Me of Little Faith!

rob_carpet-wand-revers-655x1024Saturday chores: This is just so wrong. My wife expects me to vacuum before there’s any actual proof of need! When I do something I want to know I’ve made the world a better place, rescued it from imminent destruction. I want to part the dirt like Moses (well, OK, God) parted the Red Sea! “Give me something I can see!” I shout. “But this business of vacuuming by faith–well, darn it, it’s simply got to stop, woman!”

Of course, I never actually say this aloud. I’m lazy, not stupid.

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37 Responses to Oh, Me of Little Faith!

  1. Profound insight. Lazy, not stupid. Greedy, not stupid. Vicious, not stupid. Frightened, not stupid. In so many ways, we KNOW better than we DO. Of course, there’s also willful ignorance…

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  2. My husband likes to vacuum. It’s the only housework he’ll do, probably because it involves a noisy machine. 😉
    PS If you really want to see what you’ve accomplished, empty the bag when you’re finished.

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  3. ruthsoaper says:

    Ha Ha! Start with an empty vacuum then empty it after you are finished. You will see the need was there. (especially if you have dogs) LOL

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  4. cricketmuse says:

    External rewards versus intrinsic?

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  5. Making the vacuum lines in the carpet is what’s important. It has nothing to do with dirt. 😉

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  7. I once told my wife, “If the dirt’s not actually moving, why disturb it?”

    The doctor says I’ll be able to see normally again once the swelling goes down …

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  8. Ha! Ha! Or you can do as my husband did… hire a cleaning company to come once a month…to help your wife, of course. 😉

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  9. trE says:

    Haha. “I’m lazy, not stupid.” Smart man. Lol.

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  10. Oh happy day! My husband bought me an I Robot Roomba. Do you think he had an ulterior motive?

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  11. This is funny. And your post is too! 😉

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  12. Mitch, There is little difference between dirt in the rug and that of dirt behind the scenes. If you get it the first time, it will always come back.

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  13. The need, my friend is that to keep her happy. Even if it was as clean as a surgical unit, if she says to vacuum, just do it. The perks come later…

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  14. gpavants says:

    Hi Mitch,

    It’s a job that sucks, but we do it because we love our wifeys and a clean house. PS I actually like that sucky job.

    In Christ,


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