16. The electric kettle.
“Years ago, I bought a friend an electric kettle as a gift. Her boyfriend (who I’m still friends with and who passed along this story) came home one night to find her running out the front door of their apartment with the flaming kettle, and she threw it into the street.
She was screaming about how it was a piece of junk because when she put it on the stove, over a flame, it caught fire and started to melt.
He was laughing uncontrollably when he asked, “what did you think the cord was for?”
They broke up soon after.” –ilikeyourswatch
17. Seems logical.
“Not sure if this counts but when I took a food-safe course someone asked if they could wash a turkey with dish soap.
He failed the course.” –SaltyJerm
18. If at first, you don’t succeed…
“Every few weeks I catch my roommate trying to put his metal tea strainer in the microwave.
This is in spite of the fact that our first week living in this apartment, he destroyed the microwave and had to pay for a new one because he put a metal tea strainer in the microwave.” –MeesterPepper
19. That will just make them wet!
“My wife’s entire family not grasping that you need to put water in a steam iron.” –hadleybox
20. What bills?
“A friend who was pushing 40 had never paid a bill before. She had gone from living with her parents to living in a dorm to living with her parents again until she got married, then she got divorced and was living on her own for the first time. Got a text from her asking if my power was out too, then she realized it was just her. Her excuse was she never paid attention to the bills because she thought they were “receipts” and that the cost was included in her rent.
Her water was cut off a couple weeks later and we had to talk about that, too.” –ReddishWedding2018
21. This person needs help.
“Our kitchen sink has one tap, two things (don’t know what they’re actually called) for hot and cold. I walked into the kitchen and my partner kept switching between hot and cold. Asked him why…. ” Well the hot gets too hot so I run the cold instead for a bit” HE DIDNT KNOW YOU COULD RUN THE HOT AND COLD WATER AT THE SAME TIME!?!?” –behindthesmiles-
22. There are two steps.
“Someone told me that their husband would put shampoo in their hair and not rinse after applying. The husband for his entire life wondered why his hair was always greasy.” –TwistinFoolGames
23. I’m shocked he’s made it this far.
“I once had my exes parents coming over, and needed some help cleaning the house up to get ready for their arrival. I asked my ex to clean the bathroom for me whilst I cleaned the kitchen, and left him to it. I went in about a half an hour later and the bathroom was somehow dirtier, but the ex was sitting on the couch chilling. When I asked him why he hadn’t cleaned the bathroom, he looked at me all confused and said he had. I asked him to come in and pointed out all the soap scum everywhere and how it was clearly not clean. He reiterated that he’d cleaned it. I asked him to show me how.
He proceeded to pick up a bar of soap, lather up his hands real good, and just… rub everything. He didn’t even rinse it after. Just rubbed everything with soapy hands. And couldn’t understand why I was staring at him open mouthed.” –arual_x