The toilet seat is the classic answer. Men, from the beginning of toilet seat history, can never remember to put the seat down.
Another irritating thing men do is assume that the house cleans itself. Clothes jump off the floor onto hangers, dishes wash themselves, the vacuum is always on call and comes out when needed, the food fairy shops and cooks the meals and the never ending laundry goes from basket to washer to dryer to folded neat piles all on its own. That’s is why men frequently ask the question, “What have you done all day?” With the house taking care of itself, it doesn’t leave us much else to do.
Men think their purchases are necessities, but women’s purchases are frivolous spending. Therefore his nice new shiny golf club is far more important than toothpaste, toilet paper, and laundry detergent.
Men want their women to stay thin and sexy for them. However, they don’t seem to mind their own bald heads or beer bellies. Doesn’t staying attractive for one’s mate work both ways?
Men forget important dates like birthdays and anniversaries. If they manage to remember, they shop at the last minute and put little or no thought into it.
Sports widows. Men can be glued to the television for hours listening to announcers drone on and on about the game or the players. They never seem to get tired of listening, never that is until a woman has something to say. What woman wouldn’t want her mate to pay her even half the attention he devotes to a game?
How about when you are trying to tell a man about something that he did or something that went wrong during your day and he responds with, “that’s no reason to be upset.” Not only don’t they “hear” what you are saying, but they pick the worst phrase to say to comfort us.
Men are born with the fixed idea that women can’t drive. Yet men have most of the accidents and get the most speeding violations.
Men grunt instead of having a conversation. I know the reason for this. Men and women use a different amount of words per day. Men use about 2,000 to 2,500 while women use 7,000 to 7,500. That means a man has already used all his words at work and we have 5,000 extra words we need to say. But, he should make an effort to participate in some conversation, if not it leads to a lot of frustration.
I am sure I could add much more to the list. Men are indeed irritating, but a lot of it could be the way they are wired or socialized to behave. I guess we just have to take the good with the bad?