The stuff people do to their cars. I sure hope your house isn't like that car's interior.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Many dead bugs, half a petrified doughnut, enough Bic pens to supply a small country, half a bag of dog food spilled in the trunk, the sticky residue of a dozen uncapped Diet Coke bottles.....a dessicated lizard.
I'm going to sit in the shower and cry.
well I sincerely hope she has one of those vehicles with the rubberized floor that you can just take a hose to and forget everything you saw in there.
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1. Wait 'till wife goes away for a weekend
2. Invite as many people as you can.
3. Ask them to make as much mess as possible.
4. Dump it all in the kitchen.
5. Wait for her to come back home.
6. Say "Don't like it ? Stop leaving crap in the car then".
7. Get ready for a divorce letter.
I want to get really upset and jump up on m'little soap box to decree that yet again "The Sexist Lounge" has risen to throw out unwarranted stereotypes but in this case I just can't. Women are frickin' slobs when it comes to cars.
My mother's cars always look like a kitchen can exploded inside them. My sister's car isn't any better. 2 nieces with cars and they all have bizarre unidentifiable waste super glued to every surface. Ex girlfriends, ex-wife, friends... not one of them can keep a car even remotely clean. Even when I was selling cars we would cringe anytime we had to appraise a woman's car, knowing that we were at risk of being swallowed whole by what lives beneath the seats.
Such a brilliant, beautiful, gentle people the women are but holy hell are they some disgusting slobs when it comes to cars.
Last edited by eunos94; 05-22-2012 at 02:12 AM.
Haha, my ex was the same way, actually I think all but one treated their car like a trash can...
The worst though, is when you have a lotion fanatic, my god the white film left all over the interior was horrible; I made her wash her hands before she got in my truck.
I see slobs of both genders. What blows my mind is that most, if not all of these people live in a relatively clean house in comparison. I don't understand how some of these people can drive with all of this **** in their car, I hate even having groceries in the passenger footwell.
I cleaned my husband's car a few times.
Once, because he has this bad habit of not screwing down caps on bottles tightly. Frickin' Power Service additive all over the hatch.
Once, because it smelled funny. I found mushrooms growing on frenchfries on one of the rear mats that got pushed up under the front seat.
Once, because I was being nice and was in a great mood from just doing a full detail on my car, so why not share the love with his car? Sand. Everywhere. We didn't even live near a beach.
That was the end of that. He keeps his cars a lot cleaner now. I left that fuel additive-soaked rear carpet in there for a long time.
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My wife keeps her car pretty much spotless. Mainly because she's thankful that she always has something decent to drive to work that never leaves her stranded.
Its become more difficult with kids, but we're instilling that value in our oldest child so she can help us.
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Wait until you guys have kids if you think it's bad now - I go to clean my wife's car and not only is there her junk I have to clean, it's all the crap the two kids have left in the back seat and/or floor. I've found moldy chocolate milk on the carpets, french fries, left over chicken nuggets, pancake, etc.
The other thing I would add is that years and years ago, I used to have to clean bathrooms. The men's room was never that bad, but when I had to clean the women's room, oh my goodness Counter was always trashed, toilet paper all over the place, used tampons/maxi pads lying around, it was nasty.
I do my wife's car about once a week. She actually takes the initiative and will sometimes do it before I get to it cause she knows I can't stand it. But in the end it's her car. It's not bad, mostly DD straw wrappers and napkins, change, and her work clothes that she doesn't bring in the house after the gym.
Funny contrast is that there is never anything in my car, it looks like it is sitting on a dealer lot because I leave nothing in sight.
With all the people who find moldy, rotten, petrified food items in their cars, it sounds to me that there is a fundamental rule violated there: ABSOLUTELY no food or drinks in the car.
Enforce that one simple rule and you will find that the cars will no longer look and smell like pig houses.
I JUST cleaned the CR-V last night and came across the same situation.
-Door pockets jammed with garbage
-Sticky unknown substance in the cupholders
-Piles of chewed fingernails on the floor mats by the drivers seat
-Child seats filled with enough food/crumbs to feed several mice for a year
-Petrified french fies under the passenger seat.
-Piles of dirt/sand
Her initial complaint was that the car smelt funny and that there was something wrong with the engine due to the smell. I checked the plugs, scanned the ECU and gave it a test drive only to find it running just fine. The smell was due to the funk generated by that mess and three little boys.
The latest my wife's car has is the bath and body works spray bottle that decided to leak from the heat all inside the door card. It's a sticky, stinky mess. It smells okay when there is a little sprayed on the lady, but it's an awful smell when half a bottle leaked into the car.
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when i had my cars, the rabbit, GTI, the 328xi i used to keep them immaculate, now with the kids... and i have my outback... i just don't have that "love" i used to for the car, i have to admit its become a hoarding ground for kids junk and necessities needed for them.
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My cars I keep clean. My husband's truck gets pretty gross on the inside (soda spillage, food wrappers, half-empty water bottles) but I try to stay on top of it. My house is usually kind of a mess though, so I guess I'm from opposite world
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My partner does this in my cars too. Soda cans, non-food wrappers, receipts. At least he doesn't leave food in them. It annoys the hell out of me. Sometimes I have clutter, but usually it's stored away in bins or compartments so it's not just out there.
But his car? Total mess. Just. Damn. Water bottles, non-food wrappers, straw wrappers, etc. A total mess and it just irks me how dirty it is. But I get the joy of cleaning it before it goes up for sale.
However, I have taught my mother well and she makes me proud. The interior of her car is usually very clean, though it smells like a Cracker Barrel store inside with it's cinnamon & spice air freshener.
I used to detail cars at a body shop, so whatever came in for even the smallest bit of repair work was cleaned.
I have had to wear face masks, painters suits, and gloves taped up to my elbows for some cars. Not even joking.
Some people are disgusting slobs.
Worst thing I ever find in my van are the peel-off lids from yogurt cups. They end up in the bottom of cupholders and they're just slightly nasty even though they don't have any actual yogurt on them. I find them all over the house too.
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