Man does housework by himself AND holds a full-time job!
“I’m not a hero,” he says humbly, leaning over his ironing board. “Some men might see it that way, but really, I just get on with it.”
Peter, 46, does not rely on the service of a wife, or even the instructions of one, to live in a state of reasonable cleanliness and health. Miraculously, he has learnt how to iron, cook and hoover by himself, despite working full time.
“Some guys might gape at the idea of having clean socks without them magically appearing in draws, but not me!” Peter laughs. “I realised that as a grown up it was my responsibility to feed and clean myself.”
Responsible indeed. But how did his male brain cope with the stress of work and housekeeping? Peter looks at me incredulously. “Loads of women at my work are expected to do both. Why on earth can’t I?”
And he doesn’t even think his self sufficiency should result in a lower paycheck or position. “Does it impact on my working ability? No. I mean an unpaid servant would be nice but really I just need to dust a bit at weekends and remember when I need milk. No big deal.”
Astonishingly, Peter does not identify as a ‘cuck' or ‘gaylord’. “I’m just a normal hetero man,” he says. “Being able to behave with some level of respect for your partner and independence doesn’t make you homosexual or submissive.”
Names have been changed for the sake of privacy.