We live in very tense times…
I’m not even talking about out there in the world in general, but rather in our homes where we’re locked in with some of the craziest people we know: our family members.
Someone tweeted out a funny observation about what’s going on with his wife and it opened up the floodgates.
My wife and I play this fun game during quarantine, it's called "Why Are You Doing It That Way?" and there are no winners
— Eric Spiegelman (@ericspiegelman) April 4, 2020
Here were some funny responses about how married people are getting on each others’ nerves and pushing buttons.
Let’s see what they had to say.
1. You’re acting in a very suspicious manner…
Don’t hold out on me, now.
Our game is “Who are you texting?” Again, no winners
— hermit in training (@mabeldenver) April 5, 2020
2. The light game: an old classic.
It never gets old!
YES. in our house, the game is “why is this light on?” and then the light I’ve turned on is abruptly flicked off as my husband passes through.
— Lindsey Marie (@LinsMW) April 5, 2020
3. It really works in any situation.
Just have a great time with it!
My wife and I play a variation called “why are you doing that?”
I don’t recommend it. It gets old quickly.
— Invisible Man (@chromasphere) April 5, 2020
4. Uh oh, even the meals are starting to get ugly.
You should probably start dining in separate rooms.
Our game is called
“You could make jello sound crunchy.”
— Dawnn Marie (@_dawnnmarie) April 5, 2020
5. It’s called being “spontaneous.”
Also, watch your heads and your hips or you’ll have a lot of bruises.
Our game is cabinet door wacka-mole, there has been no change in skill level.
— Once Republican (@oncerepublican) April 5, 2020
6. This could turn into an all-out war.
Definitely not sustainable. Not at all…
We’ve been playing the “absentmindedly eat the cookies until the other person says ‘WTF! The rest of the cookies are mine!’” game.
I don’t think it’s really sustainable.
— felinecannonball (@feline_cannon) April 5, 2020
7. Here comes the spin-off!
Hopefully, it will be less combative than the original. For your sake…
Spin-off going to be, “Why Are You That Way?”?
— Wayne Chow (@wayne_chow) April 5, 2020
8. Always taking the difficult route.
Doesn’t that just drive you crazy?
I’m quarantained with my parents and my kids, dad and my son like to play “why do it the easy way if there’s also a hard one”. 🙄🙄🙄
— VLarr (@vlarreategui) April 5, 2020
9. Everything is going great!
It sounds like you two have a special connection.
My wife and I have developed this cute little thing where she let’s me know that I’m breathing too loud by saying “why the fuck are you breathing so loud?”
So… working from home is going well.
— Hotfood (@eh_hopwood) April 5, 2020
10. That is NOT the plate for microwaved White Castle burgers!!
We’re teetering on the edge, here.
We play “we do you always choose the wrong sized plate”. The trophy remains unclaimed
— Keane Bradford (@KeaneBeane) April 5, 2020
11. You might be crossing the line with this move.
You’ve been warned.
I like to put the toilet paper on wrong just to cause a little chaos. pic.twitter.com/vTTeOdiDCV
— Müffy (@lmuffyl) April 5, 2020
12. People definitely aren’t pulling their weight.
You feel like you’re on your own. We get it.
How about the game: “Am I the only one in the house who (fill in the blank)”
— Lance Caper (@DeedCaper) April 5, 2020
It’s rough inside these houses on lockdown, as I’m sure you well aware of.
Let’s hope everyone can be as chilled out as possible so tempers and emotions don’t boil over too much.
Now it’s your turn!
In the comments, tell us how you’re holding up and if you’re spouse, significant other, or family members are driving you up the wall.
It’s okay, go ahead and get it all out!