The man behind the mic
IOFTEN get sent surveys. Usually from people who want me to plug something on the radio. This week I received two bits of research I found particularly annoying. Firstly, according to one study, British men have to put up with an entire week of nagging from their wives every year.
A typical woman moans at her man for two-and-a-half hours a week, usually about helping out around the house more or cutting back on watching sport on telly. That works out to a total of around 11 hours a month – the equivalent of five-and-a-half days a year. It’s a shameful statistic. “Not so,” says my wife – “If you lot didn’t give us so much to nag about, we wouldn’t have to nag!”
At this point I have the Chas n Dave song Rabbit playing loudly in my head. I am in fact mind singing the words “no you won’t stop talking, why don’t you give it a rest? You’ve got more rabbit that Sainsbury’s, it’s time you got it off your chest...” Pure poetry. Not helping to tidy the house has emerged as the most common bug-bear for a woman to nag about, followed by not cleaning up after a meal. Other common complaints include spending too much money, leaving wet towels on the bathroom floor, ignoring the