It isn’t always easy to get your partner to help around the house, and one woman found a unique way to be able to clap back at her man when he claims to be too tired from work to do anything.
A woman shares on Reddit that for the past six months her husband is constantly complaining about how physically demanding his job is, using it as an excuse to get out of doing anything that might help his wife because he’s “too tired." The wife notes that while the job is demanding, he only works three days a week, while she takes care of the house and works as an Uber driver. She says he recently refused to even take a walk with her which resulted in a “huge blowout.”
So, how did this woman get even? Well, she went down to the job recruitment center and signed up for her husband’s exact job and he is now furious. "All he's done for the last few days is tell me 'you're going to fail,' 'it's going to be too hard for you,' 'you're wasting your time,' 'you're going to end up hurting your back again,' etc.," she writes, adding that he also told her not to tell anyone they were married because he doesn’t want to look bad when she quits or gets fired.
She then asked folks on the site whether her actions were really wrong, and while some thought it was funny, others pointed to some major issues in their relationship.
“I find this [expletive] hilarious,” one person noted. “He deserves to be shown up if it truly is like you say it is and you're busting your [expletive] trying to pick up the slack!"
"Sounds like if OP is right that it's not that hard, they both make lots of money and she proves her point,” another added. “If she's wrong and it is hard, then she will be more compassionate with her husband.”
But a few people think the couple has some problems they need to work out.
“A constructive step would have been to discuss how it bothers you that he continually talks about how hard his job is and if he can reduce it," one shared. "Clearly his level of acceptance of physical demand is different than yours. If that triggers you to a level where your marriage turns into being rivals, maybe look for a better matching partner.”