An extremely frustrated and angry man who has been getting turned away and shot down by his wife when he mentions having sex resorted to sending her a spreadsheet of their monthly sex life. Not only did the Excel spreadsheet detail whether or not the couple had sex, the sex-deprived husband also listed the excuse given when he was being so deprived.
The New York Daily News reported July 22 that the woman, going by user throwwwwaway29, took her problem to Reddit, where she posted the Excel spreadsheet (which has since been removed, the post locked) in all its expository detail. She posted that her husband had sent "an immature, inflammatory email as I was driving to the airport for a 10-day work trip. Now he has cut contact."
And taking the case to the Internet, posting the sex rejection spreadsheet and attacking the husband was supposed to do... what?
As Deadspin reported, user thrwwwwaway29 complained that her husband never does something like this (which could be an indication of just how annoyed with his sex life he really is) and that he always talks things out with her face-to-face.
She went on: "Attached is a SPREADSHEET of all the times he has tried to initiate sex since June 1st, with a column for my "excuses", using verbatim quotes of why I didn't feel like having sex at that very moment. According to his 'document', we've only had sex 3 times in the last 7 weeks, out of 27 "attempts" on his part."
But it is the excuses used for shooting down her husband's sexual advances that have many amused. To deflect his entreaties, she told him she felt "gross," "needed a shower," was "watching a show," "too drunk and ate too much." And there were the more seemingly legitimate deflections of exhaustion, having to get up early, and so on.
To show his displeasure at the number of times he was not pleasured by his wife, the angry and unsatisfied husband made certain that the times his wife said "Yes" the word itself was italicized on the sex rejection spreadsheet.
But the wife, apparently feeling put upon, started justifying her distancing herself in the bedroom. She admitted to "a temporary slow-down due to extenuating circumstances." She said sex had tapered off in the last few months.
"We are adults leading busy, stressful lives. I cook for him..." she wrote. "It's not like our sex life was going to be this way FOREVER"
And while most are having a bit of fun at the couple's expense due to her publication of the rejection spreadsheet and making a public complaint about a matter the husband had kept private (albeit passive aggressively), it might be interesting to take note of the just-as-angry wife's choice of words when talking about their sex life. She used the past tense. She stated, "It's not like our sex life was going to be this way FOREVER"
Now it just might. Worse, there might not be a sex life at all after this little Internet incident...