The two times Odysseus's men don't listen to him were when they feasted on the wine and meat in the land of the Cicones and also when the scout he sent to investigate the land of the Lotus-eaters refused to leave the land and had to be forcefully taken by Odysseus.
The two instances when his men did not obey him were-
1. In the chapter "Sailing from Troy", Odysseus reveals how he had ordered his men to take their plunder and make a hasty retreat. But his men instead feasted on the wine and meat, Odysseus reveals <em>"My men were mutinous, fools, on stores of wine. Sheep after sheep, they butchered by the surf and shambling cattle."</em> During their enjoyment, some fugitives of their captives ran to get help, and thus, the men were attacked by the Cicones, leading to more deaths for Odysseus's men, <em>"six benches were left empty in every ship".
2. After they escaped the Cicones and sailing for nine days, they came upon the island of the Lotus-eaters. Odysseus once again ordered two picked men and a runner to scout the land and come back with a word about the inhabitants. The men instead <em>"longed to stay forever, . . . forgetful of their homeland." </em>Odysseus <em>"drove them, all three, wailing to the ships, tied them down under their rowing benches"</em> until the effect of the flower wanes.