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Sometimes it’s hard to know when someone is being passively aggressive with you because it often looks just like regular behavior.
But passive aggression can be subtle and sly, leaving us feeling confused or irritated by an offhand comment or action.
To make matters worse, the situation can seem highly entertaining, even comedic!
On a recent radio show, the hosts asked people to call in and tell stories about passive aggressive behavior with their spouses.
Here are some hilarious examples they shared for you to enjoy.
#1. Leaving Hair on Shower Wall
Women know that strands of hair falling out in the shower is a part of life.
Some will proactively take the clumps, put them in a pile, and throw them in the trash.
Others buy a device to put over the drain that collects the hairs so they can easily throw them out.
But some women do nothing. And the men in their lives eventually draw the line.
One example of a spouse’s passive aggressive behavior was gathering all the hair and sticking it to the shower wall for his spouse to find.
I’m unsure if this will be a good enough reminder for her to throw out her hair.
#2. Throwing Wet Towels in Bed
A pet peeve of many parents is their kids leaving wet towels on the ground.
On any day, if you walk into a house with kids, you will likely hear a parent tell their child to hang their towel.
One parent grew tired of the reminders and decided on another way to get the point across.
They picked up the wet towel and would put it in the kid’s bed.
Now the bed would be wet when it came time to go to bed.
#3. Alexa Commands
Technology is great for making life easier and can also be used for passive aggressive behavior.
One person said she goes to bed before her spouse, and when she does, and there is a load of clothes in the washer, she sets a reminder on their Alexa.
But not the type of reminder you think.
She sets the reminder to say her husband’s name and then “put the clothes in the dryer.”
#4. Putting Toilet Paper Rolls in the Drawer
Nothing is more annoying than sitting down to go the bathroom and finding no toilet paper, just an empty roll.
One person was fed up and decided to collect the empty rolls and put them in their spouse’s underwear drawer as a reminder to put a new roll out.
#5. Turning Off The Lights
Many people get furious when others leave a room without turning out the lights.
One person’s passive aggressive behavior is to go into the room that person is in and turn those lights out.
#6. Labeling Things Left on The Counter
Many people get angry when dirty dishes are left on the counter when the dishwasher is there.
The same goes for items that go in the refrigerator that are not put away.
One Mom, tired of cleaning up after everyone, put sticky notes on the items and left things be.
The notes said things like, “This goes in the dishwasher,” “This goes in the trash,” and “This goes in the fridge.”
#7. Making Only One Side of The Bed
How is this for passive aggressive behavior? One person got tired of always making the bed, so they decided only to make their side.
While this is some great outside-the-box thinking, I’m not sure it will result in the intended consequence.
#8. Toddler Slamming Cabinet Doors
Most of the examples are behaviors between adults. But here is a hilarious one involving a toddler.
One person shared how they tend to leave the doors and drawers of their kitchen cabinets open.
Their toddler comes into the kitchen and slams the doors and drawers shut, letting his parents know they need to close them.
#9. Making Flow Charts
Many people mentioned how they use flow charts to get their point across.
All these cases are made to be Yes/No questions and always lead back to the same answer.
For example, “Did you use the toilet?”. If yes, the next step is “put the seat down.”
If the answer was no, the next step is “put the seat down.”
#10. Taking Out The Trash
Usually, the man is responsible for taking out the trash. In one case, the wife was tired of her husband not doing this.
So she gathered all the trash in the house and piled it up against the door to leave.
Now he had no choice but to take out the trash.
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