when the D stands for DUH hubby!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chickie'sMoma, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    now here's a 'duh' moment on my husband's part.

    i'll let you know that my dh has a degree in physics and an interest in technology, but doesn't seem to have much of a clue when it comes to how things have to work when it comes to manual labor and household machinery like lawnmowers, rototillers and this important piece of winter equipment-the Snow Blower!

    i got a call today at work about 3pm from him. he's been out of work for sometime now and has been saying he wanted to make sure it was working before we needed it. with the storm coming tomorrow morning he finally decided to do it today!

    so he's on the phone and i'm trying to work at the same time. he's worried and wants me to call my dad to come over and help him fix the snow blower that doesn't seem to be starting up. he's checked the oil, added some fuel and dry gas, got it plugged in and hit the button (electric start [​IMG] ) but it still won't turn over the engine.

    he's all in a panic and i'm asking what he's done to it to try and get it started. as he keeps on talking about how it sounds like it wants to start i realize that he left out an important step.


    he forgot to open up the fuel line! [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    my co-workers got a good laugh too after being told all about it!

    go ahead and post any 'DUH' moments of spouses, significant others, not just your dh if you want.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    Mine has 2 degrees: Engineering and Computer Science. When he bought his car 10 years ago he complained about how some of the windows were stuck and no matter how many times he pushed the button they wouldn't roll up or down and he was so frustrated and wanted to take it back to the dealer to fix. So after listening to his tirade...I ask, "Did you check and see if the child lock button was pressed?" [​IMG] Miraculously, that was the last I'd heard of the malfunctioning windows.
     
  3. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    heh, i like that one. i take it you didn't have kids then or he never really took them in 'his' car to think that would have ever happened?

    and here i'm called a 'smart blonde'. i just tell people it is to make up for my dh when he has his DUH moments.

    the higher you education, the lower your common sense seems to be! (maybe that is why kids seem to notice solutions to problems quicker!)
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009
  4. Oh gosh, my husband has had many DUH moments you wouldn't even imagion. I am beginning to think men are at the bottom of the "common sense" chain.
    The earliest one was probably the stupidest one.
    We have 5 systems connected to one TV. The TV is connected to the DVD and DISH box (not working currently) and the converter box. The DVD has 2 things connected which is the VP and the PS2. He figured out how to change from TV to DVD, no problem, hit the TV botton on the DISH remote then hit TV/Video. The problem was...he didn't know how to change from VP to PS2. I told him to press UP on the DVD player channel button. Problem was...he couldn't find the channel button when there was a door on the DVD that says "CHANNEL < > ". He keeps telling me he cant find it until I came over and had to SHOW him where the door is at. I flipped the door open and [​IMG] there was the channel buttons! Dumb Dumb..

    Oh yeah...try to get him to find his own clothes as well, I tell him to look in the basket that I just washed, he goes through it then goes back to me and says he can't find anything of his, only mine and the kids...I have to go through the basket only once and find everything he needs...Seriously I wonder where the mind of a man is really located!
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    13,295
    18
    291
    Aug 25, 2008
    SC
    Well, I'm not perfect either- and I am certainly glad my husband would never tell 45,000 people every time I did something silly. No more so than I would announce his occasional foibles to the world!
    We've both done some pretty dumb things, but we make it a practice to not put each other down in "public".

    Not really dissing, just saying our marriage is based on respect, and it seems weird to hear someone say their life partner isn't very smart!
    I mean, if I tell people DH isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, doesn't that say something negative about the fact that I was dumb enough to marry him?
     
  6. chickeypoo

    chickeypoo The Enabler

    756
    0
    159
    Feb 4, 2007
    Wisconsin
    My marraige is built on respect but i think that every now and then things like this make us laugh. and i think taht is the point being made. NO one is perfect and im sure the OP knows that even she isn't. she was posting just a funny little story. there are plenty of things my DH has done that wasn't smart(climbing a tree making a little stand so he can take the pole saw and saw some branches.. "yeah it'll clear the house" yeah.. now we have a big dent in the siding and the reflector that has been hanging on it for 40 + years.. is now gone lol) anyway, I like to read other peoples stories on spouses. i don't look at it as "OMG that lady is talking smack about her hubby, no respect in that house" or "Oh, i can't believe how dumb that guy was. "

    IMO.. it's funny. nothing more, nothing less
    Sue
     
  7. Quote:Amen
     
  8. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    Quote:I don't think she meant it as a put down. She especially did not say he was "stupid". He has a degree in physics for goodness sakes! DH has plenty of stories on me....and he doesn't mean it as I'm stupid. I have a degree in geology and am weeks away from finishing my Master's, but I get air-headed at times around here. They can be common occurrence to me, so thinking of one off the top of my head isn't coming quickly, but trust me...he has plenty to share (and does to his friends and both of our families...in a funny, goofy way. I don't take insult to it). He has his share as well, like trying to figure out why his cookies aren't baking right...only to remember he forgot to add eggs. We all have our moments and since most of us can relate, we can share them and smile. [​IMG] (and DH and I have the utmost respect for each other and would never intentionally do or say anything that would hurt the others feelings)
     
  9. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    never mind
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2009
  10. I had a DUH moment last week. LOL
    I have a portible dishwasher. I filled it up then ran it. Went back to empty it when it was done but realized nothing was clean, the dishes weren't even wet. I thought the dishwasher was broken! I went ahead and ran it again. Same result. Called hubby in to find out what was wrong with it. You probably would have guessed...I forgot to turn the water ON before running it. DUH
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by