Why else would he not read anything for pleasure, and refuse to read directions for installing something like a garbage disposal? It was funny but sad this afternoon watching husband try to install a new garbage disposal, enlisting difficult child 1's help. difficult child 1 is a methodical worker when it comes to assembling things. He reads and follows the directions and usually does a really good job. husband can't be bothered. And because he can't be bothered, he ends up getting stuck or frustrated because the job doesn't go smoothly. He ended up yelling at difficult child 1 a lot and so difficult child 1 quit helping and left the kitchen. I don't blame him one bit! husband finally got the disposal installed and then wandered off leaving me to clean up the mess of items that needed to be re-stored under the sink as well as the old disposal unit that was left sitting on the counter. At least he did put his tools away. I got the sink cleaned up and scoured and loaded the dishwasher. I found a few papers that came with the new disposal and glanced at one of them, noticing an important item that was flagged for installers to note in particular, and wondered if husband had even seen this paper. About 20 minutes later, I learned the answer to that question. husband is standing in front of the sink and the dishwasher is running. Suddenly the overflow valve for the dishwasher starts spewing hot soapy water into the sink, and husband asks "Is that supposed to be happening?" (because it never does happen). I instantly remembered the NOTE TO INSTALLERS paper and located it so I could have husband READ it. Seems he forgot to remove a knockout plug in disposal where the drain for the dishwasher connects. So basically the water had nowhere to go but out the overflow (thankfully THAT is installed correctly!). He gave me a very bemused look and said "So that means..." to which I replied, "You didn't read the directions like difficult child 1 was TRYING to do and now you have to fix this." He's upstairs watching TV right now. I'm assuming he's going to wait until the dishwasher is finished running before tearing this all apart again. So maybe by NEXT weekend this will finally be fixed.