Do men buy cleaning supplies?
My husband’s sister invited me to a Norwex virtual “launch party” on Facebook.
In general, I’m not a fan of friends selling to me through multi-level marketing companies. I am not an obsessive cleaner (in the “no bed making” club!). But I give family a special pass, and probably would have considered buying a thing or two, a one-time show of support. They probably work well, even though they are also probably overpriced.
But then…I realized my husband hadn’t been invited to his sister’s group. I looked at the list of “members” of the party, and there were 78 women on the list. There were 0 men.
It isn’t just that she knows that while T cleans, I’m more likely to choose cleanings supplies. She literally doesn’t know a single man that would be interested in a cleaning product, but she knows 78 women who might.
I’m sorry, but this is not acceptable to me.
She’s smart, ambitious, and has a good career. So, it she isn’t embarrassed to sell cleaning products to her 78 closest women friends and zero men? Maybe not. I would guess she does the vast majority of cleaning and child care in her home.
She lives far enough away that it really isn’t worth saying anything about.
But I just hate that this is not abnormal behavior. I hate that even in a (relatively?) progressive marriage, I truly am faaaar more likely to be purchasing cleaning supplies. I hate that someone has a favorite window cleaning tool that enables her to cleaning the outside of windows without the help of her tall husband. (I’ve lived here 6 months and I have cleaned the outside of our windows zero times, and the insides only a handful.)
Mostly, I hate that maybe most men really don’t buy cleaning supplies.