I feel your pain. What is so difficult about noticing that a chore needs to be done, ya know, for the good of the household?
Like, exactly how much crap has to be on the carpet before you can no longer tell what color it is and there is crunching under your feet? What would be a proper stimulus for a man to say, "Gee, perhaps I shoud run the sweeper."
How many water spots, toothpaste splashes, and days of hairspray and product residue must build up on the bathroom mirror before they take 45 seconds out of azz scratching and channel surfing to bust out a bottle of Windex?
Exactly how many days worth of wardrobe are men comfortable stepping over to crawl into bed? Is there a certain number? Again, do they have some sort of aversion to the way the carpet looks uncluttered?
What do men think happens to certain foods when they are allowed to sit, unrinsed, for days in the sink? (because let's face it - when are they gonna do the dishes?) Are they not familiar with the term "petrified?"
And crumbs on the counter. Really. I think this is only an attempt to prove that you've done something for yourselves. "Yes! Look at me! I made myself a peanut butter and jelly! Whippee!"