Not wishing to miss the opportunity of setting a New Year resolution, yet profoundly short of ideas I came across the following statistics in the press.
Apparently women folk spend 5 hours a day doing house work, chores and stuff, even in the garden. The article was angled at maintaining health in the elderly, so it didn’t account for younger women also at work. These we could only assume completed the same tasks at some point – probably all jammed in at the weekend.
Now here is the thing. Menfolk statically only spend 3 hours a day doing essential stuff about the house. This leads to certain conjecture; are they completing the same tasks more efficiently or missing bits out. Yet the option to improve the load share are limited. Those of us banned from certain operations through incompetence; loading the dishwasher in a haphazard way; shoving delicates through a boiling wash springs to mind,
This is where the New Year resolution pops up. Not only are we menfolk allegedly more efficient but statistics prove that chipping in with the housework actually makes men 25% more healthier. Critically it makes no mention of further housework improving the odds. Thus the optimal relationship seems to be based on men doing 3 hours of housework. And the NewYears resolution is to maintain the required 3 hours without getting in the bleeding way.
The review also revealed that women include DIY in their 5 hour total. This is dangerous territory. Next they will claim to fully understand IKEA assembly instructions. We will become emasculated. This is dreadful.
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