I know there have been a few of these ranting threads today so I apologize for adding to it but... Why can't things be done the way I ask for them to be done? I don't feel like it's that hard... I am a contract employee for a local company and I only work for them a few afternoons a week every few months. It just so happens that I worked three afternoons last week, three this week and one next week. This has put a crimp in my Passover plans since I haven't had the time to get ready that I really would have liked (I need the money though, so there is no way I would have refused these days). I am hosting a seder tomorrow at my house for some friends and their kids. I need the house to be clean and unfortunately it has been a mess since I have been working. Before I left today, I asked my kids to do their chores which are cleaning the bathrooms and folding the laundry. I reminded them several times that they needed to have those chores done before I got home. I asked my husband to remind them to do those chores (which are posted on the fridge btw) and help them get the cleaning stuff they needed to do them. So of course when I come home, those chores hadn't been touched. He had cleaned the computer room up and I guess the kids helped pick up some stuff, but nothing that I had asked to be done had been done. Why??? I feel like I completely wasted my breath asking for those chores to be finished. I feel ignored. Of course my husband is just ticked at me for not being deliriously happy he cleaned the computer room and picked up some stuff in the kitchen. To me it's like if he asked me to go get the oil changed on the car, but I come back with the brakes done instead. Helpful yes, but not what he needed and asked for.