Fukuoka, Japan – What should you do when your spouse does not take heed of your reminders to clean up after himself? Start an anonymous Instagram and make his quirks viral.
A Japanese wife has had just about enough with discovering random rubbish lying around the house that she decided to poke some fun on the matter and documented her experiences – complete with witty and hilarious captions.
Thanks to Twitter account @butagorirasatu1 who shared the Instagram account on July 21, @gomi_sutero (Japanese slang for “Throw away your trash”) has acquired over 203,000 followers.
And all for a good reason. The Instagram account is filled with random materials that a wife has stumbled upon lying around the house while married.
Socks on the floor.
“Unroll them right now! Then put them in the washer!” read the caption
How about a seaweed flake on the wall?
“I found this yesterday.
Seriously, I really don’t understand the meaning (laughs).
How did the seaweed even get here? (laugh)”
The wife has chosen to keep herself anonymous, although uses the hashtag #Fukuokamama, which allegedly indicates she is from Fukuoka located in southern Japan. This would also explain the type of dialect used in the captions.
The #Fukuokamama also found a trail of crumpled tissue paper on the floor and was dumbfounded at the perfect trail it made.
“If you pick them all up and open the closet, it’s Totoro Forest.
Lie or just kidding
This wasn’t done on purpose.
When you get home, try asking.”
While it may seem that the wife is at her wits end regarding her husband’s messy habits, she added in the bio that they have a good relationship as husband and wife.
“This account is to document all the stuff that my husband has strewn around the house. Sometimes it includes my daughter too.
We have a good relationship as husband and wife.
Until the day my husband finally throws away his tissues properly, I’ll keep updating this account,” said the wife.
She added a warning to everyone passing by the account as well.
“If you happen to see a 180cm tall man near you, please don’t tell him about this page. Hubby, if you see this page, please forgive me lol.”
Moreover, a request to those who know the couple:
“If you happen to know my husband and me, please keep it a secret, lol.”
The Instagram account has been a big hit, with many sharing their “frustrations” as a married couple when it comes to keeping the house clean.
Some also noted that this behaviour was typical to Japanese culture, where men grew up having their mothers pick up after them, and the habit extended even into married life.
Let’s see what bizarre discovery #Fukuokamama would stumble upon next. Hopefully, it would spark joy next time!