Your spouse's (partner's) dirty socks or dirty underwear.....

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Which is the most disgusting?



For me, it's the socks. Especially the ones I don't find because they get kicked up under the bed and by the time I find them they are hard and crusty and in a ball....because of course he doesn't know how to take off his socks without them being in little balls......sigh.

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Amie - posted on 08/25/2009

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Oh god reading some of these just made my stomach turn.

I feel for you ladies! Men are stinky gross creatures. LOL!!!!

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My Dad used to work at a dog food factory so his clothes were always fatty to touch (I could never understand how he could put those fatty clothes back on).



My Mum on the other had was lazy with washing, everything got washed together (colours with whites with towels you name it, it was all washed together) and things got ruined!.

She even washed our clothes with Dad's work clothes.

The fat never came out of his clothes.



The worst part of it was that knowing if any of our school peers found out what our Dad did for a living was embarrasing, we were made to go to the Sunday markets with our parents so he could sell extra dog rolls.

But when you look back at it now, him doing that put a roof over our heads, food in our tummies.

Cara - posted on 08/23/2009

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Both can be pretty gross but I think socks are worse. Ladies I suggest you get yourself a pair of long handled BBQ tongs and write laundry along the handle in permanent marker. It's not the smell that gets to me, its the fact that I am touching something that smells so bad with my hands - the tongs work a treat!

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Quoting Carol:

For some known unknowable reason (that's for you, Rumsfeld), all of my hubby's underwear end up in the right coloured laundry bin everyday. Never a problem. But the crusty, balled up socks end up in the corner of the living room, in the den, on the landing on the stairs, or on my side of the bed. So they are definitely the more evil of the two.

However, we do cloth diapers, and nothing beats 3 days of pee sitting in an enclosed plastic bin. There is absolutely nothing that covers up that smell. The bin keeps it nicely under wraps until laundry day. Any poo smell is pleasant compared to the ammonia stench emanating from that bin as I unload it (without touching a single diaper) into the washing machine.


 



I have the baby in cloth nappies too, the stench of ammonia when transferring from bucket to washing machine is the worst.... brings tears to my eyes!



The dirty socks and underwear never seem so bad after that.

Charlie - posted on 08/23/2009

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Even when they are washed there is still a faint waft of fish eeew !

Dana - posted on 08/23/2009

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Quoting Loureen:

My fiance is a fisherman so it is ALL disgusting and fishy !!
That is why he does his own washing !



Right there with ya sister!!   Well...except I DO wash them.  :(



 

Charlie - posted on 08/23/2009

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My fiance is a fisherman so it is ALL disgusting and fishy !!
That is why he does his own washing !

Sharon - posted on 08/23/2009

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lol I don't do any of what you guys do. Dirty balled up socks go back to the owners - if I can figure it out. Same for the occasionally twisted up underwear.

Jocelyn - posted on 08/23/2009

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dirty socks for sure!!! my dh also wears steel toes all day, and those don't breath lol. he also has a habit of pulling his socks off with his toes, so that one sock ends up completely inside the other sock, and then i have to reach my hand in there to pull the one sock out....just ew.

Melissa - posted on 08/23/2009

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Neither. After a long day at work wearing steel toe shoes, my husbands feet don't smell good at all! But I've never seen crusty socks. That's terrible. lol. I'm working on getting all the guys to put their clothes in the hamper, because that's my problem with laundry. Touching their dirty clothes doesn't bother me.

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For some known unknowable reason (that's for you, Rumsfeld), all of my hubby's underwear end up in the right coloured laundry bin everyday. Never a problem. But the crusty, balled up socks end up in the corner of the living room, in the den, on the landing on the stairs, or on my side of the bed. So they are definitely the more evil of the two.

However, we do cloth diapers, and nothing beats 3 days of pee sitting in an enclosed plastic bin. There is absolutely nothing that covers up that smell. The bin keeps it nicely under wraps until laundry day. Any poo smell is pleasant compared to the ammonia stench emanating from that bin as I unload it (without touching a single diaper) into the washing machine.

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Wet towels on the bed is MY BIGGEST PET PEEVE. Bah----so gross and moist.

As for the socks and underwear debate, socks are much worse.

Amie - posted on 08/22/2009

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Quoting Joy :

Do I even want to know what the hell "potash dust" is? LOL


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potash



 



That's Potash. He's runs a miner underground. When they cut into it creates dust, just like when your cutting timber and there's saw dust. Same kind of thing. =)

Amie - posted on 08/22/2009

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Oh and I must add something else here. Our son has rank, RANK foot odor. We've tried everything, including the doctor to fix this. Apparently he just has rotten feet. It is GROSS! I'm not kidding, that boy will put any grown man to shame. His socks I dread washing. I would rather change a poopy bum than get near his stanky socks and feet. During the summer I even make him wash his feet whenever he comes inside, yes they are that bad. Bleh.... feel sorry for his future wife. LOL!!

Amie - posted on 08/22/2009

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I got over this issue by making Ryan wash all his own laundry. He can deal with his smelly man stink. LOL!

For me I had to do it though. The first time he brought home laundry (we used to let his company do it and paid for it) it was in a garbage bag. It was disgusting! Socks, boxers, all balled up and crusted together from working underground. Potash dust falling all over the place. No thanks! I just left it where I found it and told him he could deal with that. =|

~Jennifer - posted on 08/22/2009

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Quoting Christa:

Exactly.....wet towels make all the other clothes stink even worse.......good one Jenn!!



Hey!  Welcome to DM - glad you came over!



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Christa - posted on 08/22/2009

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Exactly.....wet towels make all the other clothes stink even worse.......good one Jenn!!

~Jennifer - posted on 08/22/2009

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None of it bothers me. I've been changing diapers for 4 years now....crusty socks don't even phase me. I'm so used to just grabbing the clothes and tossing them in the wash....... I do laundry every day.

The only thing that ever bothers me is the 'wet towel' in the clothes basket. I hate that musty smell, and even though I know I'm about to do laundry, I would prefer that anything wet or even damp, not be tossed into the pile.

Lindsay - posted on 08/22/2009

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Ohhhh, Dana, you poor thing! I get a little smell in my nose just reading that!

Dana - posted on 08/22/2009

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Before you count me lucky, my husband also cuts fish in the summer. Luckily it's only on weekends but I have to wash his smelly fish clothes after he's cut thousands of pounds of fish. That can be pretty gross. Right now I can hang them outside on my clothesline but, when it gets to be fall and the fish are still running I have to dry them in the dryer and then it's warm smelly fish clothes. Yuck.

Kylie - posted on 08/22/2009

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My hubby takes his work boots off outside the backdoor and just leaves his dirty socks there..if i don't pick them up he waits until there is a pile of them before he does anything about it.. YUK! we've had heaps of rain here this week and our patio flooded and the sock pile got soaked..ewwww so he dripped stinking, dirty sock water through the house on the way to the washing machine. The socks are far more disgusting to me than the jocks...

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You have different bins for different loads and your husband complies??? Yes Dana, you truly are a lucky woman lol! We have 3 seperate laundry hampers and I TRY to get him to do whites, grays, darks.........never happens. Floor. That's what happens lol

Dana - posted on 08/22/2009

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I must have it made, my husband puts his in the laundry sorter. My biggest problem is trying to get him to remember that gray does not belong in the dark bin.

Krista - posted on 08/22/2009

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My husband's socks are DISGUSTING. I keep telling him to turn his socks out when he takes them off because I REFUSE to touch them more than I need to.

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Yeah right Katie! If the socks and undies don't knock me out first.....lol And you forgot toe jam......ewwwww

Katie - posted on 08/22/2009

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dirty socks:
encrusted......e-coli......listeria.....sweaty......soccer practice....dead skin....holes...toe-nails...blisters...verrucas....bunions....corns....swine-flu......bacteria......grime......basically an underworld, the living care not to visit very often ,if at all possible!!!! lol!! lol!!

underwear: what age is the species????!! lol!! young??tolerable....old.....an offense!!......all of the above criminality.....plus:.........stubborn odours......stains.......smells like an indescribable murder movie!!!!! and it usually moves around the room without a human being in it.......eeeeeeewwwwwwwww!!!!! lol!!

which choice???
you be the judge and jury........knock yourself out!!! lol!! lol!!

Lindsay - posted on 08/22/2009

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ewwww!! I have to say I have more of a problem with the socks than the undies. Don't ask me why. Maybe it's because the undies don't stink....

JL - posted on 08/22/2009

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Both gross me out.Yuck.... sweaty, dirty socks and sweaty, dirty undies...Ewww!

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