The man be­hind the mic

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

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

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