Top 10 Petty Arguments We All Have About Home Life


Even those who live alone today had to grow up living with some kind of family at some point, and we all had to learn, over time, to live with others without too many difficulties. And, funny thing, most of us probably understood that sometimes it’s not the big things that cause problems (partly because humans don’t tend to do extravagant and boring things, except out of revenge), but the little, more insignificant things that can ruin the peace and push roommates and roommates to go on for the most insignificant things imaginable. In this list, we’ll review some of the most controversial (and petty) debates of all time about family life.

10. Should You Stare Into The Fridge Deciding, Or Look Really Fast, Close It And Decide?

This is a case I personally encountered as a child, and it is a subject that parents or roommates who save electricity have been repeating for years. Some people open the refrigerator or freezer and just go through it, looking at the different things in it and trying to decide what they want to prepare or eat. When I was a child, my father would often tell me to close the door, think about what I saw and decide what I wanted to eat instead of leaving it open to pay for electricity.

Of course, like all the arguments of the roommates, there is the opposite side. There are those who have heard that argument, but simply do not agree. They feel that, from memory, they will not be able to make the best decision and that they will at least have to reopen it briefly to remember what was there, which could actually cost money overall. They would also agree that the energy spent is probably a few cents a month and that there is no need to worry (the fact is that some roommates care about every penny of energy savings possible).[1]

9. The Blinds: Should They Be Up Or Down (Or Inverted)?

This is another popular argument that can also apply to curtains and blinds. Many roommates have emphasized the importance of keeping blinds open or closed, and the arguments put forward in this regard are based on a variety of reasons. Some people are simply concerned about their privacy, and rarely like the blinds or curtains to be opened. Others think that the sun makes the house too hot and too difficult to heat, etc.

However, you can obviously imagine similar arguments on the other side. Some people feel that they don’t really interfere with privacy, at least temporarily, depending on the room, and they like to be able to see outside and enjoy the view easily without having to move the blinds every time. They may also argue that the sun’s entry is beneficial at certain times of the year and lowers heating costs. On the other hand, there are less common people who will tell you where the blinds should be oriented and at what time of day, a year or sun exposure, they should be reversed or regular.[2]

8. The Toilet Seat: Should It Be Up Or Down? Or Should The Whole Cover Be Down?

Ah, the toilet seat. The old fight that will never, ever, ever, ever end. Those who live with more women are more likely to kill it out of habit, and those who live with more or few men are more likely to maintain it. Once again, this debate is often divided primarily around the issue of gender. Women fear that if the toilet seat is not lowered, they may go to the toilet when their eyes adapt to the light, and accidentally sit in the toilet. Men respond to this fear by pointing out that they sometimes have to poop themselves in the middle of the night and sit down, and that they avoid this problem by looking before sitting down.

They also feel that they are being asked to do extra work for no reason, just to satisfy someone who should look before jumping. On the other hand, some have reached a compromise position which states that the entire lid must always be lowered. This ensures that, male or female, both people must perform the same amount of work to prepare before leaving, and that no one can fall into the toilet by accident. It also ensures that if you have pets, they won’t get sick by drinking in the toilet – of course, for some, this compromise will never be enough.[3]

7. When Should The Soap Be Replaced? Is Adding A Little Water To The Dispenser Okay?

It is a subject on which countless brothers and sisters and roommates have fought over the years, and which will probably never cease to be a wicked little battle. Most people agree with this idea, but there are also sloths who will not wash their hands if necessary, to avoid being the ones to replace it.

On the other hand, there are also those who go to the bottom and put a little water to get the rest of the soap out. Some roommates get angry about it, saying the person should have just replaced him, instead of just trying to help everyone get to the bottom of it. This argument makes some sense if you still use a refill pitcher to fill your soap dispenser, but if you get a new one every time, it really makes sense to get all the rest of the bottom.

6. Should Closet And Other Doors Be Kept Open, Or Should They Remain Closed?

This is a case I had with one of my brothers and sisters growing up, and when I was little, our reasons were of course obviously silly. The truth is that when we were little, we were both afraid that monsters in the closet would catch us at night. I thought the doors should remain closed because we would know if monsters would come because they had to open the doors, and we would not be confused in the dark by clothes and the like that looked like something scary. On the other hand, my brother thought we could better see the monsters coming if the door was open.

In adults, it’s usually more about aesthetics and convenience. People most aware of domestic fashion often feel that everything looks so much better and cleaner with all the doors well closed. On the other hand, the opposite view believes that objects can always be well exposed with open doors, that this makes the home look more open and makes objects more convenient to reach. Oddly enough, some people seem to be more bizarre when their roommate’s bedroom door is open at all times, or when the bathroom door is closed/open when it is not in use.[5]

5. Should Unnecessary Lights Always Be Shut Off To Save On Electricity Costs?

Everywhere, fathers and closed-fisted roommates are currently passing through their homes to make sure the lights are off. Some may have read this title, and have already gone to make sure that there are no lights that waste electricity in their homes. They will make sure that unless it is really necessary, it is well off, and they will scold or even shout at people who do not follow these rules. They feel that electricity is being wasted and that money is being taken away from them for no reason. For them, what matters most is usefulness, whether it is useful or not at that time.

However, there are also beauticians who think that having more light on actually brightens the place, illuminates moods, can reduce the risk of accidents because people didn’t see as well, and can really make a house or apartment feel like a home. They also say that the savings from constantly keeping all the lights on are extremely minimal and that they are worth it if it means a steady improvement in their mental health through the presence of more lights.[6]

4. Should The Toilet Be Flushed Every Time, Or Only For Bigger Loads?

This can be important depending on the household and can lead to many conflicts if people living together do not agree on this strategy. Basically, the idea is that if you want to save water, you don’t have to flush the toilet unless you have solid waste, or as the saying goes, “If it’s yellow, let it mix, if it’s brown, flush it”. For those who don’t have a water package, this can actually represent a fairly significant saving, as your flush is easily one of the largest silver wells in your entire home. However, there are also arguments to the contrary.

For the most part, there are a lot of people who simply don’t think that the increased savings are worth the potential smell. Most homes that do this have very little or no smell, and there are always deodorants for the bathroom, but some people have more sensitive noses and this idea really bothers them. There are also those who think that not flushing the toilet every time is simply disgusting and unsanitary, and you will probably never make them see things differently.[7]

3. Who Controls The Thermostat? When Is It Hot Enough For AC? Cold Enough For Heat?

It’s a classic argument, which can quickly get ugly. Today, in most families, it is quite easily decided by parents, although they can still argue regularly about it because women and men often have different body temperatures and react differently to hot and cold. Between roommates, this can easily become extremely contentious, especially if there is more than one roommate who has different temperature desires. While this can be a battle between the sexes, it can also be a war regardless of gender.

People will change the thermostat without asking others once they think it must be changed, and this will easily irritate somebody else.Not only women and men, but also all people perceive the temperature a little differently, and what might be right for someone else may require an adjustment for another. With the exception of roommates who only have closets in their room and may set their own temperature, this is often an argument you ought to expect to possess if you’ve got roommates and check out to sort things call at advance so as to know each other’s needs and have an idea or strategy for everybody to adapt politely.[8]

2. Should The Butter Be Kept In The Fridge, Or Left Out, Covered Or Uncovered?

This is a case where a lot of people even get angry at restaurants. Many restaurants, even if not technically contrary to sanitary codes, often keep butter in the refrigerator out of caution, or even if there are safety conditions in which you can leave it outside. This is the kind of people who vehemently argue that because of its fat content, butter can be left outside for hours or days, and who hate passionately trying to spread cold butter.

On the other hand, people who keep butter in the fridge point out that there are always conditions in which it can degrade outside the fridge faster and easier than you think, and that it can quickly become rancid, altering the taste even if it is good to eat. For those who agree to leave it out, there is always a contentious argument as to whether or not to cover it. Some believe that leaving it uncovered is good and makes it taste better, while others think it protects it from flies and rancidity.[9]

1. Toilet Paper: Should The Roll Be Facing In Or Out? And Who Replaces It?

This is one of the classic disputes between roommates of all time, and although it’s such a silly little thing, it can push people into an absolute frenzy of arguments about it. The argument is this: should toilet paper be kept with the roll facing outwards or should the roll be turned inwards? This is a debate that is often more divided by gender, as men, who are often simply standing, find it more difficult to reach it in this way and get annoyed about the location (usually by “repairing” it immediately after).

On the other hand, as women have to sit down anyway, many think that they can achieve well and that it is also more aesthetic with the naked eye, to put everything away like that. However, some women are smaller and think that folding it inwards makes the sitting position too difficult to reach. Despite the absurdity of this idea, most of you are already thinking about the anger you feel when someone does it in the “wrong” way.[10]

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