What Does It Mean When A Husband Deliberately Leaves The Towel On The Floor?

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  1. ngureco profile image80
    ngurecoposted 13 years ago

    What Does It Mean When A Husband Deliberately Leaves The Towel On The Floor?

  2. Chloe Comfort profile image61
    Chloe Comfortposted 13 years ago

    LOL - it means that he wants YOU to pick it up and put it away because he's to lazy to do so.

    I've got one of these at home too big_smile

  3. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 13 years ago

    It means he's a jerk if he's doing it deliberately.  He's demonstrating that he has the power (or thinks he does, anyway).

    If he's just sloppy, lazy and forgetful, maybe he's not a jerk. 

    You ought to be in the best position to know.

  4. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 13 years ago

    how do you know it's deliberate, or are you making a presumption?

  5. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    Whether it's a husband or someone who leaves his towel on the floor....     It means he hates you!    I'm convinced of it.  (Sorry, as a life-long picker-upper of other people's stuff, I couldn't resist a little joke - or at least "sort-of joke".)

    I could mean any of the following:

    He's just a slob.
    He's just a jerk.
    He's immature.
    He's being passive-aggressive.
    He thinks you ought to pick up after him.
    He's unaware the wet towels can leave wetness or the makings of mold on some floor floors.
    He thinks you care too much about not being a slob, and he wants you to "shape up" and adopt his slob habits.
    He had no place to hang a wet towel because every other hook had clean, dry, stuff hanging on them - and someone else's wet towel was on the one available hook.
    He's too cowardly to ask for a divorce and is trying to drive you away with wet towels on the floor.   smile
    He's got the ego of a little boy that tells him you absolutely love "the wonderful him" SO much you're honored to pick up his disgusting towels.

  6. Springboard profile image80
    Springboardposted 13 years ago

    You know, just for the record, men are not the only ones with a few disgusting habits. wink

  7. Cumbesef profile image77
    Cumbesefposted 13 years ago

    It means, he doesn't care if the towel is on the floor!

    I think people try to read into things all the time to find the alterior meaning behind behaviors.  Fact is, people that leave towels on the floor don't care - that's it.  It's not that they think less of the person they live with, or that they are doing it as a test to see who can leave it there longer.  They just don't give it a thought.

    If you want to, pick it up.  If not, walk over it.  It's just a towel!

  8. Jaggedfrost profile image59
    Jaggedfrostposted 13 years ago

    As a husband I do it to prompt such endless questions because I have some endless need to sadistically toy with my wife.

    If you were to examine the fibers of that towel you might see the name of the devil spelled backward in binary.

    Usually one gesture means little to nothing but a pattern of behavior is more telling.  Getting upset at one mistake or problem when you don't know what prompted the instance or even if it might have been necessary or an accident is only going to drive you to a neurosci.  Ask him casually if he wouldn't mind picking it up and judge his reaction.  If he is in general constantly making more work for you to do then it is time you discuss his attitude of disrespect but one towel if I understand your primes properly doesn't tell you much of anything.

  9. profile image0
    reeltaulkposted 13 years ago

    that he considers you his slave..................smh unreal

  10. profile image57
    truparad0xposted 13 years ago

    He's lazy and dirty.  Start leaving your tampons on the floor.

  11. samboiam profile image60
    samboiamposted 13 years ago

    It means he is giving you one more opportunity to gripe about something he does.

  12. LiamAnderson profile image60
    LiamAndersonposted 13 years ago

    The question "How do you know he is deliberately leaving the towel on the floor?" is a good one. Unless he leaves it neatly folded there, you cannot really tell.

    I suspect it might be deliberate, however, for the sake of what we sometimes call in my part of England 'buggerance'. What this means is that the man's wife gets irritated because the husband drops the towel on the floor. The husband is probably being told he is doing a thousand different things that are wrong - like putting the newspaper in the wrong place when he has finished with it, not taking his coffee cup to the kitchen etc etc.

    At some point he subconsciously and irrationally decides "Enough". Right or wrong, he feels emasculated by these constant reprimands - so as a form of passive resistance, he starts to do things that are deliberately annoying.

    I suspect this happens often in houses where couples try to avoid a face to face row, and the tensions build up and this antagonism replaces communication.

    The towel on the floor might, and I say might, be a symptom of non communication. The husband has not even consciously thought about it, but the action will almost certainly be driven by emotion. The emotion, I guess is frustration and disappointment that the relationship has, in his eyes, degenerated to one of domestic familiarity where communication is limited to the wife enumerating his faults.

    I'd suggest that the wife might try looking at the overall atmosphere in the house, how much the couple actually talks to each other and what they talk about and how much positive communication there is.

  13. ss sneh profile image59
    ss snehposted 13 years ago


    Because he loves you!

    Because he can get one more opportunity to say " Thank youuu Daaaarlinggg!"

  14. kimh039 profile image91
    kimh039posted 13 years ago

    it means he's throwing in the towel!  It's a form of surrender, but not without fight.  He has to keep his dignity.

  15. saddlerider1 profile image58
    saddlerider1posted 13 years ago

    I guess the same reason he leaves the toilet seat up, to piss her off. Is it right of course not, however marriage is suppose to be a give and take situation. Sometime one partner takes too much rope and eventually get's strangled with it in the divorce courts. Now children, pick your towels and put them where they belong:0)  hah.

  16. SaiKit profile image67
    SaiKitposted 13 years ago

    he maybe thinking about other stuff that you might have said to him, such as the dozens other things that he did wrong, so maybe by now he is too overwhelmed with all the wrongs and negatives to make any long term progress.

    Or he maybe egotistic and just can't see the problems.

    Back to possibility 1: a person can be disoriented and become too withdrew to his inner world to avoid pains to listen to any more corrections. It can be so developed that he might have passed the point of no return. In other words, he might be too broken to function well in this area, forever.

  17. profile image52
    finestbirdposted 13 years ago

    finestbird says

    well it depends if probably the husband is naked and he delibrately leaves the towel on the floor,then it means there is nothing secret, that he trusted the girl and believes that she is his lost ribs so nothing to be hideen for her.

  18. solar.power profile image61
    solar.powerposted 13 years ago

    he wants a maid, not a wife! He doesnt respect you!

  19. Lifeallstar1 profile image60
    Lifeallstar1posted 13 years ago

    If he's doing it on purpose and he knows it bothers you, then he is trying to get you mad. I would leave it on the floor. Let them stack up. If you usually do the laundry then when he's out of towels, tell him that you only wash towels that are in the hamper. That's disrespectful.

  20. lanealanea profile image61
    lanealaneaposted 13 years ago

    He is done with the towel so he dropped it on the floor. Try to put a basket their and I bet he would drop it in the basket there. I believe one of the reasons that my husband and I havent had a cold or any sickness at all in 9 years is because we wash our laundry, towels too much. We probably waste water this way but with our tennis jobs its more important to keep clean and healthy so that works for us, I also use to do that but then, I just got a basket and now we both use that. Hope this helps. Lanea


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