Listeners Share Their Dirty Li...

Early Breakfast With Paula MacSweeney

Listeners Share Their Dirty Little Secrets

Paula MacSweeney
Paula MacSweeney

8:05 AM - 5 Sep 2019



Bad habits revealed!

Apparently, remote controls and mobile phones are the items in our homes that gather the most germs. Hardly surprising, considering how much they're handled. My handbag is definitely one of my Dirty Little Secrets - I throw everything in there and you wouldn't know what you might find. Used baby wipe? Old rice cake? Food wrappers? Copious amounts of tissues and loose change? It's all in there. I KNOW it's manky but the clutter seems to gather so quickly. I'm not the only minger out there though, thankfully:

 

  • “Paula, I used to work for a cleaning company, and we did end of tenancy deep cleans. It's my job to go in after words and clean and fix the place up to be loveable again, so anything from cleaning to fixing gutters/electrical/plumbing etc.. I’ll never forget one house was so disgusting. They had thrown every bit of rubbish they had into a bedroom downstairs. I can’t actually bring myself to describe what I saw. Vomit.”

 

  • “Paula if you’re ever in other people’s houses, have you ever noticed how dirty their shower curtains are? They never seem to take down their shower curtains periodically for washing. That's all the dirt that has splashed off your body.”

 

  • “Hey Paula, if I'm working in the garage and my hands are black with oil, I'll just go to the lunch box, pick up and sandwich and eat away. Will even lick my fingers afterwards!”

 

  • “Morning Paula, so when I was maybe 10, my dad worked for Bord Ná Mona and he would take me on the briquette deliveries. When we'd pull in for some tea and sandwiches he'd always forget the spoon so he'd use the pen that was laying on the dashboard of the dusty cab to stir the tea. We would usually have cheese and Tayto sandwiches and when he'd load up the sandwich with Taytos, he'd press them together with his hands leaving a hand print either side of the white bread, saying there ya go there now, eat that and shut up!”

 

  • “Paula are there actually people out there who clean towels after every time they shower? I clean mine about once a week because I’m clean getting out of the shower!”

 

  • “A farmer friend of mine could lamb a ewe gloveless, go to his lunchbox and start eating his bread.... pure vomit!”

 

  • “Honestly I’ve always hated cleaning. When I was a teenager, I always found ways out of helping at home. As an adult and a mam, I hate it even more because it’s just never ending....and I don’t want to spend my only free time on weekends slaving away on cleaning! So I don’t. Filth!”

 

  • “I bought a machine washable shower curtain. One of my best decisions… probably the only part of my shower that gets a (regular) clean!”

 

  • “Coming from someone who is taller than average I’d like to mention that many people only clean to their eye level. The tops of mirrors are always so grubby!”

 

  • “Hi Paula... talking of just downright wrongness... I have seen people offering to sell second hand washable nappies on Facebook parenting sites. Now I'm all for saving the world, reusable coffee cups are great and all, but there is a line where something is just not reusable and let's face it a reusable nappy is way past it!”

 

  • “Morning Paula. My dirty little secret is my car! It’s a farm vehicle so probably have grass sprouting in it soon!”

 

  • “Apparently I am the world’s biggest dirty secret, according to my wife after she was on a work trip for 4 days.”

 

  • “My pal had moved house ages ago and I hadn’t seen it so I went to visit... I was shocked. I don’t think he has ever vacuumed or dusted anything, dirty dishes here and there, old takeaway boxes strewn about. I was dreading the bathroom, to my surprise it was neat and tidy.”

 

  • “Paula, it’s been so long since I cleaned my glove box, I found a Marathon Bar, packet of Opel Fruits and a newspaper that didn't mention Brexit!”

 



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