YES, it bothers me WAY MORE than it probably should! That drives me ABSOLUTELY NUTS! Well, wait a minute, actually, now that I’ve grown up and matured, approaching my sixtieth decade sooner than later, I truly have settled down over the whole issue of SOME IDIOT leaving 2 to 3 seconds on the microwave JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE LAZY!
These days I don’t YELL & SCREAM at them telling them about their shortcomings, instead, I just fix it and walk away. Such growth! But the memories of my ANGRY DAYS are still very much in the front of my file room! Lol
@Lynnerizer@pmarin I had a work friend years ago who mentioned his parents had gotten that first model when he was a kid. It came out a couple of years before i was born & he said it lasted almost forever; i guess it was pretty bomb-proof!
@ircon96@Lynnerizer@pmarin I bought a Sharp microwave back in the early 80’s and it survived daily use for the next 23 years. At some point in that span I had to replace a fuse, but it just kept on going.
I never let a microwave reach zero and beep at me, so I guess that counts as removing the food “early”.
But like… press the button to clear the remaining time after removing your food. For the same reason that you throw away your garbage instead of leaving it on the counter immediately above the trash. Someone’s going to have to eventually.
@3Phen Unfortunately, every microwave I’ve worked with in the last 15 years will beep at me no matter what. It angers me. Sure, I can pop the door open to silence it right now, but there’s no way to reset it to usefulness again without its beeping sounds.
Maybe it bothers me more than it should, but microwaves beep too much.
Eye no my phat wife does this all the time. It use to highly upset me. It know more does. Eye am so use to just clearing it out so to see the clock. Just wish eye could catch those responsible for such situations at work and remind them of their duties.
… we flush our toilets before we’ve quite finished urinating …
Does anybody actually do that? This is the first I’ve heard of anyone choosing such a sacrilegious act. That’s only supposed to happen with those automatic toilets that don’t have their sensors calibrated quite right.
@xobzoo I haven’t done this in many years but this reminded me that I have done that in the past. Let’s just say I was younger and flow rates were easier to estimate accurately, and I’d usually manage to « win » by getting the timing just right.
Of all the things I would never expect to reminisce about… it’s great that this site provides an endless supply of unexpected topics
EDIT it was not the « shy bladder » thing for me but just trying to be efficient, I was a young man with stuff to do, and maybe the challenge of timing it right… though never thought about it that way.
@pmarin Okay, I can understand the timing idea. I often do something similar with coasting to red lights (using the brakes as little as possible), trying to not need to actually stop before accelerating again.
Sure, it’s quite different, but a similarly fun (and probably pointless) game.
@Kyeh My favorite form of autokarma is when the idiot goes screaming past me to brake at the light and sit there fuming while I coast up just as the light changes, and I have a rolling start on them. This happens at a particular intersection nearby satisfyingly often.
Our microwave oven is wall-mounted right next to a wall-mounted conventional oven, which also has a clock. So I don’t bother to set the clock of the microwave, leaving just a colon on its display. One less clock to set after a power failure. (Also, it really annoys my OCD when the two clocks display a different time.)
What does bother me is that, unlike the previous microwave, the current one (same mfg, slightly updated model) does not stop its “I’m done! Come and get it!” beeping sequence when I open the door.
Many modern microwaves have a (sometimes hidden) mute feature.
What bothers me more are people who forgo the stop/pause button and just open the door. Yes, modern microwaves have precautionary safety measures in place to stop the magnetron from spitting out harmful shortwave energy bursts when that happens, yes the door shield stops errant waves, yes the travel time of the waves is so fast that most of it will be absorbed by the door before it even cracks open…
But dammit, it didn’t used to be that way. Please don’t give the person standing behind you a heart attack.