Crazy is right

February 19th, 2008 · 217 comments

In the office kitchen, expecting your coworkers to wipe up the spatters from their exploded Hot Pockets seems like standard enough microwave etiquette. And a ban on charred popcorn and leftover tuna casserole? Eh, fair enough. But this note — from an anonymous office worker in Baltimore — is the kind of thing that leads to out-and-out mutiny.

Please clear any unused time off the microwave when you are finished.  Some of us have O.C.D. and leftover time drives us crazy.  -Thanks!

UPDATE: There’s a copycat on the loose!

UPDATE 2: They’re multiplying!

The copycat; busted!

UPDATE 3: The meta-madness continues!

meta like whoa

UPDATE 4: It continues!

Yet another copycat!

related: Who are you calling OCD?

FILED UNDER: a little uptight · Baltimore · microwave · most popular notes of 2008 · office


217 responses so far ↓

  • #1   leelou

    that unused time was fucking delicious.

    Feb 19, 2008 at 10:19 pm   rating: 135  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   dfdfdfd

      what about thanks, terry, and a song to the tune of your choice? and where’s the FIRST!!!! Woo Hoo!!!!

      Feb 20, 2008 at 12:39 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Anastasia Beaverhausen III

    I hate it when my fellow OCD sufferers make us look all uptight and compulsive and shit.

    God.

    Feb 19, 2008 at 10:20 pm   rating: 60  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   mamason bang

      I thought the whole point of OCD was to look all uptight and compulsive and shit. ;-)
      *Okay, I didn’t really know about the shit aspect of it* :-|

      Feb 20, 2008 at 7:55 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Kapuhi

      Ana! I totally stumbled here, and look who I see has been here first. :) I was going to comment that I always WANT to nag people to delete the extra time, but so far have managed to not embarrass myself. But hoooo, it bugs me to death! ;) {J}

      Feb 26, 2008 at 9:19 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Anastasia Beaverhausen III

    Oh and btw? I’d leave a response post-it with three words:

    LOOK INTO PAXIL.

    Feb 19, 2008 at 10:22 pm   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Michael Houghton

      Harsh. Funny, but harsh. Mind you, I get the feeling that this note was mostly a joke. Or maybe a cry for help . Jokily.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 2:31 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Lurker

      Yeah, it’s hard to know the proper response without knowing if it’s actual, clinical OCD or just someone being a controlling jerk. This sounds like a job for Contextman!

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:44 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Dan

      It is a joke.

      A real OCD’er freaks if the counter reaches 0 and the buzzer goes off. In their home, it is typical to see the microwave empty, and the timer stopped at 6 – 7 seconds.

      Mar 3, 2008 at 1:11 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   dig doug

      there is no “right or wrong way” to have OCD behavior, and to say that a “real OCD’er (disorder-er???)” has this going on in his/her home, is utterly ridiculous.

      Mar 26, 2008 at 10:18 am   rating: 62  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   n00h8t bang

      I do not have OCD, but I hate hearing the buzzer on the microwave, so I usually turn it off a few seconds before it buzzes. Sometime I forget to clear the extra seconds. My son is OC, and it doesn’t seem to bother him, but when I notice I’ve done it it does bother me. Might have to put up a note…

      Apr 6, 2008 at 4:53 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   PandoraWombat bang

      I would have to agree with Dig Doug — there is no right or wrong way to have OCD. My OCD manifests itself in certain oblique ways that I’ve never heard anyone else express before.

      And BTW, it really should be “CDO.” “OCD” is not properly alphabetized. I’m just saying…

      Aug 2, 2008 at 3:12 pm   rating: 40  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   Red Letterboxer

      Of course there is a right way to have OCD. When you’re OCD, there’s a right way to do EVERYTHING. Duh.

      Aug 2, 2008 at 6:27 pm   rating: 47  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   PandoraWombat bang

      Yeah, but no two people with OCD actually agree on what that exact way is. I’m just saying…

      Aug 2, 2008 at 10:21 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Agargara

    The only reason I could possibly imagine this would be necessary is if the microwave had a clock that would not display if there was leftover time, and it was the only clock available in the room.

    From the picture, this does not seem to be the case.

    Feb 19, 2008 at 10:23 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Anastasia Beaverhausen III

    Also? (Third post.) This would make me WANT to leave loads of time on the clock every time I used it. I’d even consider extra trips to the break room just to ensure that 24 seconds are always flashing.

    Feb 19, 2008 at 10:25 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Sheryl

      Hey- I know you, lady! Remind me never to share a microwave with you!

      Feb 19, 2008 at 10:46 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Anastasia Beaverhausen III

      Never ever share a microwave with me.

      Feb 19, 2008 at 10:55 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Kalieris

      That would be my impulse too. And as for it being a joke, I could totally see one of my ex-SILs leaving a note like that and wholeheartedly meaning it. Her OCD is bad enough that she has trouble leaving the house, (and she honestly believes total strangers should be considerate of her triggers, even if they don’t know what they are) so jobs don’t go well for her. But if she did get one, this would be the result.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 6:25 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   OJ

      that would actually make me crazy,. of course it should rather be 42 seconds left..

      Feb 21, 2008 at 6:01 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Sheryl

    As a fellow OCD-er, I have to agree with the note leaver. It’s totally true.

    Feb 19, 2008 at 10:45 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Nat

      Damn, I hate leftover time, too, but I didn’t know that made me OCD!

      I just clear it off, huff to myself, and move on. I’d never leave a note for fear of just this sort of thing.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 3:42 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   summer

      well put, my exact thoughts, especially the huff part.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 5:58 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Whit

    This would only encourage me to continually leave time on the microwave.

    Feb 19, 2008 at 10:46 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Tyler bang

      Same here. Every time I’d even be near it I’d just type in some numbers.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 1:27 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   eh

      you’re assholes.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 1:29 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   Lorelie

      My office break room has two microwaves. As well as two toaster ovens which could be left with the door open *and* the dial halfway cranked . . . Woo-hoo, a new hobby!

      Feb 20, 2008 at 8:44 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   Sadistic OCD

      And I would push the start button every time I see leftover time! Hmm, burnt electronics smell nummy

      Jul 17, 2008 at 4:21 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   Freddie bang

    …Baltimore? I think this note may have been written by my brother. The handwriting looks VERY familiar. OMG, that would be so hysterical if it was him!

    Feb 19, 2008 at 10:47 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   dfdfdfd

      omg!!! that would be hilarious! it was probably him … call him and let us know!!! not

      Feb 20, 2008 at 12:40 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Tim

    I have to agree with the poster. Why push in 60 seconds if you are gonna take it out after 57? Just hit the 5 then 7, it’s the same number of buttons to press and 6 and 0. Hell, even less than 1, 0, 0 for a minute.

    But then again, all of my clocks are in sync to the second (and I reset them all to make sure of it every month).

    Feb 19, 2008 at 10:51 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Anastasia Beaverhausen III

      Someone whose name starts with a T definitely does not, in any way, shape or form, have OCD.

      Feb 19, 2008 at 10:53 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Sheryl

      Tim, I think I love you!

      Feb 19, 2008 at 11:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Rufus T. Firefly

      Hmm, three seconds left? My guess is it would seem that ADHD trumps OCD four falls out of five…

      Feb 20, 2008 at 12:05 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   amazon bang

      I am perpetually late, so to combat that, I set all my clocks fast. However, if I set them all ahead by the same amount of time, it wouldn’t work, because I’d know that they’re all 10 min fast, etc. So I set all my clocks ahead by different amounts. I dare anyone to find two clocks in my place that say the same time.

      I suspect Tim would HATE me…

      Feb 20, 2008 at 7:43 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.5   unholyghost2003 bang

      I do the same thing. It drives my husband MAD. He attempts to “correct” the clocks, I follow behind him resetting them to random amounts of time ahead. I DO leave his alarm clock alone and have trained myself to never look at it. But he is public enemy #1 re: leaving time on the microwave, which I then clear whilst cursing his soul.

      Feb 21, 2008 at 8:56 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.6   Locke

      I have to do this too, I would never be able to catch the bus if my alarm clock wasn’t set to a different amount of time fast each few days. I change it probably twice a week heh :P The microwave is at 7 minutes fast and has been since the last power outage, but that’s alright since I can’t read it from bed.

      Feb 22, 2008 at 1:58 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Coke-aholic bang

    Having a button for leftover time would make things so much easier when cooking those gross leftovers you keep in the office fridge in large plastic bags. And for reheating your pilfered Outback bread.

    Feb 19, 2008 at 10:58 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Canthz_B bang

      You mean a time bank button where you’d store unused seconds?

      I’ll check with Stephen Hawking on that! ;-)

      Feb 20, 2008 at 7:00 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Robin Claire

    Well, to be fair, I do find that annoying for some reason… but not annoying enough to LEAVE A NOTE!

    Feb 19, 2008 at 10:59 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Team Cassandra bang

    I would love to start a note ladder here! I would have to be above this one, though. Mine would read:

    Looking for someone to torture today? Try me! I’m easy :) Instructions below:

    Which would also require me to add “or not” to the note below right after “…when you are finished.”

    Which would, thus, make that little phrase better than the best pink penis!

    Feb 19, 2008 at 11:00 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Girl In the Mirror

    Maybe said OCDface should have used that post-it to cover up the clock part of the microwave, so it really wouldn’t matter if there was “leftover” time or not.

    Genius, I know.

    Feb 19, 2008 at 11:11 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Michael Houghton

      Oh god. If that only worked. :)

      Feb 20, 2008 at 2:32 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   Lorelie

      Well yeah, i would have to move it to see the display because even though I pressed 60 who knows what will actually show up.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 8:38 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Juneper

    Team OCD is a shit life, & that unused
    time is just making it shittier. :(

    Feb 19, 2008 at 11:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Canthz_B bang

      It’ll be all right. Just give yourself a little more time! ;-)

      Feb 20, 2008 at 9:22 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Maddy

    Lummy! Any way to track that person down? That’s the sort of note I might get from one of my kids [if they could write cursive of course]
    Cheers

    Feb 19, 2008 at 11:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   apple

    Leaving leftover time on the microwave drives me nuts also! I guess it’s just one of those things you can’t help…even though it makes us seem crazy. Maybe it would be best if that wasn’t broadcasted to the rest of the world in the form of a post-it note!

    Feb 19, 2008 at 11:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   OCD rulez

    I would think he would be too busy washing his hands and checking his car locks to worry about unused time on the microwave.

    Feb 19, 2008 at 11:23 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Anastasia Beaverhausen III

      Not all people with OCD perform the same obsessive behaviors. I was never a hand washer or a lock checker. I was more obsessed with symmetry and counting.

      And all jokes aside, it’s a hell of an awful thing to be locked inside your own head with OCD. There aren’t too many people I’d wish it on.

      Feb 19, 2008 at 11:52 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Michael Houghton

      What she said ^^^.

      Which is why I think maybe it was a little joke – perhaps to get the OCD out in the open. Sometimes helps if people know you’re not nuts, just… inescapably, desperately, frustratingly, life-disruptingly serious about things that other people happily pass by.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 2:35 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   Canthz_B bang

      There’s a support group website somewhere…This ain’t it!! :evil:

      Feb 20, 2008 at 7:05 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   OCD rulez

      “Not all people with OCD perform the same obsessive behaviors. I was never a hand washer or a lock checker. I was more obsessed with symmetry and counting.”

      Well, no shit, sherlock. It’s called sarcasm. Look it up.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:31 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Tin

    I think someone needs to get a life. And probably LAID!!!

    Feb 19, 2008 at 11:27 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   eh

      yeah because getting LAID solves everything. TEAM PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE OCD!!!!!11!!!

      Feb 20, 2008 at 1:30 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.2   mamason bang

      Getting laid does solve everything. Doesn’t it?
      :-|

      Feb 20, 2008 at 3:52 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #18.3   Anonymous

      No but it passes the problem on to the next generation.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:33 pm   rating: 54  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   Mike

    Sometimes I wonder if I have OCD. I would never leave leftover time on a microwave. I would also just clear the damn thing myself rather than write a note.

    Feb 19, 2008 at 11:29 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Christy

      Yeah, I clear both microwaves if I’m in the kitchen doing something else. I also set the time if the two don’t match each other.

      But I don’t leave notes about it!

      Feb 20, 2008 at 12:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   secondsout bang

      Do you work in a restaurant, or… why the hell does your kitchen have two microwaves?

      Feb 20, 2008 at 1:59 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   Karin

      I assumed that it was an office with multiple floors and a kitchenette on each floor. The note writer probably put a note on each microwave (since they are OCD and it would be unbalanced to put a note on one microwave and not the other even though you don’t use the other microwave). I know I have OCD tendencies but they don’t impact my life to the point of disruption.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 8:41 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   Canthz_B bang

      19.1, You left us a note about it. :-P

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:03 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.5   Emily

      Secondsout at 19.2, my office has two microwaves because there are usually at least two people wanting to use the micro at the same time, between 12 and 2.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 6:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   Furu

    I don’t know, I’m a bit obsessive about things like that too, but it actually makes me feel better to clear the time off. Kind of like popping bubble wrap. It gives me a small sense of accomplishment, like ‘There, well I fixed that!”

    Feb 19, 2008 at 11:37 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Michael Houghton

      You’re not OCD. If this were an OCD obsession of yours, you’d have to set it going with nothing in, cancel it immediately and then clear the time off. Just to be sure it was really done the first time.

      Yes. Really. :)

      Feb 20, 2008 at 2:39 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   amazon bang

      More people need to have your attitude! The world would be a better place, although there would be fewer PA notes…

      Feb 20, 2008 at 7:38 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   any may

    I leave my unused time on the microwave all the time — and I use it later! Team Efficiency.

    re comment 9: I also just push the “minute” button, then “start”, instead of 6, then 0, then “start”. Drives my OCD spouse and daughter (who are not related to each other) crazy. At least they’re not PA about telling me to clear my time. Just A.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 12:13 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Suebob

    Oh god. I lived with this person.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 12:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   bcteagirl

    I think it is the difference between ‘I would prefer’ or ‘I would fix it’ and “I would have to’ or ‘I would feel compelled to leave notes about’… is there anyway to set a microwave so it always has three seconds or at least just looks like it? :P

    Feb 20, 2008 at 12:16 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Ash

    That makes me nuts too, but I told my boyfriend straight out. No passive aggressive note to tell him so.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 12:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   MJaz

    I think the note is kind of cute =)

    I have never ever noticed one way or another about leftover time on a microwave though. I just always hit the clear button. It never occured to me not to hit the button. hmmmm…

    Feb 20, 2008 at 12:46 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Bolt

    I never really minded the whole extra microwave time, although I can sympathize with the whole each clock set to the second. That and out of the47 keys of 5 types (occupational hazard of a mobile locksmith) they all have to face the same way.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 1:12 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Tyler bang

    :04

    Feb 20, 2008 at 1:28 am   rating: 30  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   Grimfool_Reluctant bang

      now I’m going to be up all night trying to reset Tyler’s message

      Feb 20, 2008 at 7:46 am   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Gez bang

    To be fair, he does admit that he is being O/C. However I like his attempt to share the blame, “Some of us have OCD…”.

    You and whose army?

    Feb 20, 2008 at 1:38 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   amy d bang

      Oooh, The OCD Army. Me likes it. I would not be scared of them because they would never get organized enough (in their own opinions) to actually attack.

      Great band name, though.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 9:14 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.2   Jamie

      I think it’s more that this person is anal retentive than OCD…

      Feb 20, 2008 at 10:17 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #28.3   Luv this site

      this person apparently also suffers from multiple personality disorder— and I guess only some of them are OCD???

      Feb 21, 2008 at 9:56 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   hoopla

    how about everyone just press “clear” whenever they feel the need? okeedoke.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 1:42 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #29.1   cre8tivewmn bang

      Absolutely! You could probably press clear 100 times during the time it took to write the note and bring it to the microwave.

      I understand OCD-like obsessions. But I don’t expect anybody else to take care of them for me.

      I don’t actually thing the note-writer has OCD. She’s just using that as an excuse for a pet-peeve that she want everyone to honor.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 5:33 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #30   secondsout bang

    I’m sorry, this single post-it note just won’t do. Is there any chance you could re-write the note, but with one post-it per letter, and place them all over the microwave? Apparently, that’s how professionals do it.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 1:55 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Canthz_B bang

    Unused minutes last longer if you refrigerate them in the crisper drawer. Please do not waste time! :lol:

    Feb 20, 2008 at 7:37 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   amy d bang

      Otherwise they get all brown and yucky.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 9:15 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   aaa

    I wonder if this person is actually OCD , if he/she’s just using it in the more colloquial sense of liking to have certain things a certain way, or if they’re flat out lying. I know plenty of people who would fall into the last two categories if they were the note-writer. And yeah, the dicks do screw things over for the people who are legitimately OCD.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 7:59 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   amy d bang

      The dicks are just doing what they do. :)

      Feb 20, 2008 at 9:15 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   brinkofacomplex bang

    That actually did drive me crazy at work last summer. There wasn’t another clock, but even if there was, it would probably have been analog, and I probably would’ve got up to press “clear” on the microwave before consulting the analog clock.
    Still, for sure a weird note.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 8:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   Canthz_B bang

      The big hand is minutes and the little hand is hours…see how Mickey points?
      Now, as for shoe laces… :lol:

      Feb 20, 2008 at 8:59 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.2   secondsout bang

      To quote George Carlin, “either it’s 2:00, or Mickey has a hard-on!”

      Feb 20, 2008 at 9:18 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.3   just me

      hmmmm now it makes more sense why my ex was “only horny around 2pm” maybe he is a gay cartoonophile

      Feb 20, 2008 at 9:47 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   Someone with mild OCD

    All together now: CLEAR IT OFF YOURSELF!

    Feb 20, 2008 at 8:39 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Jaybird

    I would make a special trip by the microwave to press a button every hour just for that stupid note.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 8:52 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   amy d bang

    So, how do they feel about those smudged handprints to the bottom-left of their note then?

    Feb 20, 2008 at 9:18 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #36.1   Anastasia Beaverhausen III

      When I’m at a grocery store checkout and using the little card swiper thingie, I have to dust it first. I don’t bust out a big feather duster or anything, but I do have to take a Kleenex from my purse and try to really secretly wipe all the dust off, especially from the display window. I try not to be obvious about it, because that’s obnoxious and embarrassing. I can do it very quickly.

      I have to stop myself from dusting off people’s framed photos in their houses. That’s a trigger, too. Any glass or acrylic surface with dust on it basically drives me nuts until it’s clean.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 10:59 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.2   Canthz_B bang

      That was a rhetorical question.
      No one really gives a shit about your OCD. Tell your therapist (s)he gets fucking paid to hear you whine!

      Oh yeah…you have a little something on your face. Wanna get that please! :twisted:

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:12 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.3   Anastasia Beaverhausen III

      So you’re the resident asshole, yes?

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:28 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.4   Canthz_B bang

      I used to be…but now that you have joined us…here’s your cake and fruit! :-D

      BTW, this is Not a chat line. Make fun of the notes and keep your personal problems to yourself please.
      Your mother doesn’t PAN here! :evil:

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:42 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.5   Anastasia Beaverhausen III bang

      So all the posts in which you’re giving people directions for using a microwave, discussing Chinese take out and making snarky comments about learning to tie their shoes are on topic, right?

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:49 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.6   bcteagirl

      In that they were passive agressive notes, yes yes they were! :) (You may sense a *theme* here… :P)

      Feb 20, 2008 at 12:51 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #36.7   wicked opinion

      Dear Anastasia – There is a funny phenomenon that happens on this site. Certain “people” seem to think they are the PAN comment police, even though that job is already taken (um…the PAN goddess) but nonetheless, they persist. The same way that PA behavior will never go away – the comment police never will either.. which is why I took my party elsewhere…now I remember why I stopped coming here….mean people are BORIIINGGG!!!

      Feb 20, 2008 at 2:02 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #37   K

    I’m pretty sure I didn’t write that….. but I could have.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 9:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Jamie

    It drives me crazy, too, but all I have to do is press the cancel button. I’d leave a note about how you’re doing your part in making sure your co-workers get exercise every day so they don’t get fat. Or leave a note about how it’s your ADHD’s fault.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 9:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   kelmeister

    If you open a microwave oven before the time has finished, you expose yourself to potentially deadly radiation.

    It’s true, I heard it from an old wife.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 9:41 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #39.1   Canthz_B bang

      Radiation wrinkled her up, did it?

      Feb 20, 2008 at 10:47 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #40   Suhayla

    There’s nothing more pompous than using the “royal we” in an attempt to use a mental illness to justify being pushy.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 9:46 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #40.1   Liath

      Are there people who get married for other reasons?

      Hey. Who’s tired of conversing with half a colleague?

      “I don’t think – But what we both think about that is …”

      “And this little piggy cried We, We, We all the way home …”

      Jun 14, 2008 at 10:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #41   Jamie

    haha, it’s nice to see I’m not the only (I would call it) anal retentive person in Baltimore. I hate it when people don’t clear the time.

    I end up pounding out my time and pressing start for it to cook for… 10 seconds and end… That ruins my soon-to-be charred popcorn.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 10:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #41.1   Canthz_B bang

      Is this a braille microwave oven?

      Feb 20, 2008 at 10:52 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.2   Jamie

      no. not at all.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 10:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.3   Canthz_B bang

      Then why not just look at the timer setting before you press start?
      Not really rocket science.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:07 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.4   Jamie

      It’s a matter of not thinking and wanting to easily cook my food very quickly. I don’t go around leaving little hate notes about clearing the timer. It’s a pet peeve I have at work and just keep to myself… but it doesn’t ever stop being annoying when I come across it. So please don’t be so mean about it.

      I, in fact, was being semi-playful with my very first comment.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:18 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.5   Canthz_B bang

      The easiest way to get your food get cooked quickly and properly would be to think before you use a microwave oven, lest you not notice the metal handle on the Chinese food container.
      Not being mean, just safe. ;-)

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:28 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.6   Jamie

      Oh man, ALL of the Chinese food places put the food in plastic microwave-safe containers. It’s amazing… and delicious. mmm!

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:31 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.7   Canthz_B bang

      Fortune cookie say…don’t take things so riterarree!

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:37 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #41.8   Jamie

      Awesome. Ok!

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #42   Kelly

    I realize OCD is a difficult disorder to deal with. But you should not try and force everyone to bend to your disorder – it is, after all, a DISORDER not a normal average request. Those who do not have the disorder will not think the same as you, and therefore will not always remember to comply.
    This seems like the note-leaver is just asking for trouble. They can easily hit the clear button when they enter the room. Even if everyone hit the clear button, the person with OCD would likely still check the timer compulsively if that was part of their OCD. Even compliance will not actually change that. Plus, most people who think they have OCD actually don’t – so claiming to have a disease just to have someone press an extra button is just stupid.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 10:28 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #42.1   Canthz_B bang

      Take a breath.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 10:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #42.2   Canthz_B bang

      Damned WordPress! ! !

      Feb 20, 2008 at 10:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #42.3   Tyler bang

      And there’s always a chance this person is just anal retentive, and is loosely using the term “Obsessive Compulsive” to describe themselves.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #42.4   tragically mep bang

      I’m going to hazard a guess that if someone truly has OCD, they are going to be a little sensitive about people using the word crazy.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 12:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #42.5   MJaz

      Yeah, and some people get really freaked out by the word “anal”. Especially anal retentive people.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 1:15 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #43   urban bohemian

    At our old office location, all my co-workers were crazy about clearing time off the microwave when you were done as well as retrieving your food once cooked. Mainly because the microwave would beep constantly to remind you that you might still have something inside.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 11:12 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   mere bang

    i want that microwave, with all of the sensor cooking options. just push a button, and you’ll never have to worry about your ocd again. again. again. again.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 11:24 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   GhostWriter bang

    It’s all just a covert plan to fingerprint the subservient and easily manipulated employees. Whoever touches the Clear button first becomes the new Manchurian Candidate.

    You didn’t already know that the Clear button is really a fingerprint detector? How blissfully naive!

    Feb 20, 2008 at 11:24 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #45.1   Tyler bang

      Or wakes up missing a kidney.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 11:35 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #46   Heather

    Do you think this is something the OCDers discussed at the meeting? “Agenda Item #1: Leftover microwave time…wtf?”

    Feb 20, 2008 at 11:44 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   Cass

    Wow. Thats….

    Feb 20, 2008 at 12:18 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   claw71 bang

    Remember when people with OCD tried to hide it? That was great. Now we have people wearing their problems like some kind of badge.

    I’ve worked with folks who have OCD. One was really nice about it and could laugh about her idiosyncracies. Another was a self-rightous jerk who expected the rest of the office to organize their desks in a manner that didn’t trigger a compulsive fit if tidiness. Please put your pens in the holder point down!

    When I worked with him I would intentionally miss buttons on my shirt, trim one sideburn longer than the other and have conspicuous material in my teeth when Iwas forced talked to him. I don’t even like Oreos but I kept a package in my desk just to have black crud in my mouth when he was around. When I was offered a better job I asked for an extra week of transition time just so I could torment him into quitting before I left.

    Look, I’ve got no problem with people being different. We’re all odd in our own way. I say let your freak flag fly…

    … just don’t expect me to salute it.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 1:02 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #48.1   Sly1

      That’s not funny. Several people in my family have OCD and I see them struggle with it everyday. You’re an offensive jekr.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 3:18 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #48.2   anglophile bang

      So. The Claw is really back. ;)

      Feb 20, 2008 at 3:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #48.3   claw71 bang

      It is funny.

      What wasn’t funny is the fact that there was a time when people with OCD were stuffed into institutions and given shock treatments. Now we should reserve that level of intensive therapy for the kind of assholes who would leave a note like this one.

      Of course I don’t think this note was left by somebody with OCD. It’s not aligned with the geometry of the microwave and the writing is a little too casual. Methinks this note is a ruse.

      But still it doesn’t take away from the fact that people with OCD should be tormented until they have a psychotic break. Just as fat people should be ridiculed into an eating disorder and ugly people should be mocked to the point of suicide.

      It’s not personal, it’s just Darwinian, baby.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 3:27 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

       
    • #48.4   Canthz_B bang

      wipes a tear of joy :cry:

      Feb 20, 2008 at 3:38 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #48.5   claw71 bang

      Yep. I’m back , baby!

      It’s amazing how much time they’ll shave off a sentence when you’re white. No kidding, the judge was ready to hit me with 24 months, looked up and saw that I was white and gave me 6. Said he thought claw71 was one of those hip-hop handles.

      I did the full boat though because I had to represent. Hit the biggest, badest brother in the mouth my first day in and didn’t wake from the coma until last week.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 3:49 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #48.6   Canthz_B bang

      Learned tactics and strategy at the knee of Alexander the Great I see!
      Well done, claw71!
      Welcome home, Bro.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 3:57 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #49   Quite Contrary

    So do parking meters make our OCD friend’s head explode? Either way…it’s a lose lose. You can’t clear the time before you put in money. I’m sure the blinking red “EXPIRED” must make him/her craaaaazzzzzzyy.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 1:14 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   Khak

    The way that notewriter has the L and the E in leftover darker than the rest of the note is making me crazy. Would an OCDer really write a note so un-uniformly?

    Feb 20, 2008 at 1:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   Sarah

    I just want to know what happened to the leftover parsley, sage, and rosemary.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 2:27 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Writerrejected bang

    WHAT ABOUT THE FACT THAT FOOD JUST TASTES BETTER WHEN YOU TAKE IT OUT OF THE MICROWAVE 4 SECONDS BEFORE IT IS OFFICIALLY DONE?

    Feb 20, 2008 at 3:05 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   Writerrejected bang

    (Sorry, just felt like yelling.)

    Feb 20, 2008 at 3:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   April

    I would strangle the person who wrote that. Involuntarily. It’s called survival of the fittest.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 3:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   claw71 bang

    My dad worked with this fat old hag who freaked out when people opened the door of the microwave before it had completed its cycle. She insisted that you were even supposed to wait for the beeping to stop because there was still radiation bouncing around behind the “lead-lined” door. This cow claimed to have read books on the subject. She also insisted that the heat source for a microwave was actually a tiny reactor in the back of the oven.

    I don’t know if my dad believed this crap but he didn’t care for anybody pushing the door release button before they stopped the heating cycle.

    Me? I broke the glass on an old unit and tried to sterilize myself by irradiating my balls. What can I say? I don’t like kids or rubbers.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 3:42 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #55.1   Set To Evil

      yes, you shouldn’t reproduce

      Feb 20, 2008 at 3:54 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #55.2   mamason bang

      8-O
      You are truly a sick individual and I think I love you!

      Feb 20, 2008 at 4:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #56   emaleigh

    this person needs to shut the f*@! up. what a waste of a perfectly good post-it-note. freak.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 3:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   claw71 bang

    One could argue that a post-it note is a waste all on its own.

    The only good thing about them is that you can hide nasty messages and/or doodles in the middle of a co-worker’s post it pad and wait for them to get to it.

    I call it nasty-gram roulette.

    The ironic thing about this is that most OCD people really don’t like post it notes.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 4:07 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   bamBAM!! bang

    Was that a passive aggressive note towards himself??

    Feb 20, 2008 at 4:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   Meagan

    Who the heck is Claw-71 and why is everybody happy to see him/her/it?

    Seems like abully to me.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 4:24 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #59.1   Eilis bang

      If we have to explain Claw to you… you wouldn’t understand.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 10:55 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #60   mmm

    TEAM FAKE. I can’t believe so many of you think this note is real. It is so obviously fake. What are the chances that any OCD or just plain anally retentive person would want to deal with or see a post-it on the door of the microwave any more than some extra time? What about someone letting it fall off onto the floor? This was a case of someone trying to come up with an “original” PAN. Lame.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 5:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   adeline

    OCD is one of the only easily curable mental illnesses. So suck it up, get some CBT and quit whining about it. Same goes for all the posters who claim to be OCD, though I suspect most of you are just annoying and anal rather than truly obsessive compulsive.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 6:56 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #61.1   Jais

      I don’t know of any mental illness that is “easily” curable. If it was that easy to fix, nobody would have it in the first place.

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:01 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #61.2   Anonymous

      There is no such thing as a mental disease that can be cured. If it’s a real mental disease, it’s genetic. Only contagins can be cured.

      Jul 17, 2008 at 9:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #62   mamason bang

    I like to save up my leftover time and at the end of the year sleep in an extra 15 to 20 minutes.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 8:05 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #62.1   bamBAM!! bang

      what if it’s a leap year?

      Feb 20, 2008 at 10:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #62.2   bamBAM!! bang

      My microwave time is very important to me. I somtimes eat my food 30 seconds before it’s done then use the extra time to warm my hands.

      Feb 20, 2008 at 10:58 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #63   DEE!!!

    Yea, total joke. I would think a person with OCD would throw the note away and start over after messing up at the begining of the word “leftover”. I would know, i’ve restarted my laptop 12 times so far while attempting to post. Damn tyops.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 8:16 pm   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #63.1   Lurker's Sister

      Hey, I stopped doing it! It was just a phase.

      Feb 24, 2008 at 12:18 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #64   Lurker

    My sister used to always leave laundromat dryers running empty after her clothes were done and taken out. She’d say, “I paid for the time, it might as well get used.”

    Feb 20, 2008 at 9:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #64.1   Noir

      Your sister is an electricity-wasting a-hole!

      Feb 21, 2008 at 4:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #65   OCD != OCPD

    Technically, the note-writer is OCPD, not OCD. The P is for Personality. It’s quite different than OCD, but often confused. The only people who make the distinction are also OCPD. Everyone else just says “shut the hell up, no one cares.”

    See wikipedia.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 10:33 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #65.1   sara

      I’m OCPD. I’m also a total asshole.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 2:38 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #65.2   PandoraWombat bang

      And just remember, kids — Wikipedia is accurate! [citation needed]

      Aug 3, 2008 at 9:16 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #66   Dang!

    This pet peeve means I’m OCD? Shit!

    Feb 20, 2008 at 10:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   DrAstroZoom bang

    Sorry, time is money, and therapy is covered by the company’s insurance. You lose.

    Feb 20, 2008 at 11:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #68   raiseyourglass

    I’d take the blinking light over the mystery mess inside the microwave anyday!

    Feb 20, 2008 at 11:57 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   owlathome

    Does leftover time have a use by date? What happens if it goes bad? This could be serious.

    Feb 21, 2008 at 12:02 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #70   Rob M

    I’m sorry, I have a compulsion to leave time on the microwave… that way I don’t feel rushed.

    Feb 21, 2008 at 1:30 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #71   anglictina

    Wow, this is cool

    Feb 21, 2008 at 4:21 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #72   Kuzzer

    Is it my eyesight failing – or is that a “snail / escargot” setting on this here microwave? Second row, right hand button? If it is – cool – I want one NOW.

    Feb 21, 2008 at 6:45 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #72.1   Sandy

      Hahaha … I could see how you see escargo. It is a carrot and a tomato … “fresh vegetable” setting.

      Feb 21, 2008 at 7:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #72.2   unholyghost2003 bang

      Who microwaves fresh veggies? That is like mixing a single malt scotch with coke.

      Feb 21, 2008 at 9:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #72.3   Sandy

      Personally I don’t microwave anything – I agree.

      Feb 21, 2008 at 3:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #72.4   Kuzzer

      Carrot and tomato? Cobblers: it’s even got little antennae.

      Microwave manufacturers of the world: Escargot Settings Mandatory NOW

      Feb 25, 2008 at 6:55 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #73   Sandy

    I have OCD and I dislike the “leftover time”, but I get off my butt and clear it myself – I mean, the OCD ticks are my issue afterall!!!

    Feb 21, 2008 at 7:42 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #74   Horace

    I guess this is not similar to leaving a paid parking space before the meter runs out.

    Feb 21, 2008 at 9:05 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #75   James

    Love it. This person needs to reveal themselves.

    Feb 21, 2008 at 9:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #75.1   mamason bang

      I’m revealing myself right now! 8-O

      Feb 21, 2008 at 3:36 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #76   anglictina

    wow, very funny

    Feb 21, 2008 at 10:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #77   Robin

    This can’t be real – the note isn’t on square.

    Feb 21, 2008 at 3:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #78   Noir

    My note would read: Please don’t leave sticky notes on appliances. That is my personal OCD pet peeve.

    Feb 21, 2008 at 4:01 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #79   Joe

    You know what, leaving unused time is just a very small, inconsiderate thing to do to fellow employees. While you were in such a goddamned hurry that you had to pop your Hot Pocket early, now the next person has to clear out your three seconds before they can type in their time.

    Yes, it’s a small petty annoyance. But when it happens every damn day and the office is filled with other inconsiderate nonsense, I can totally see how somebody would finally get the attitude up to post a note about it.

    Feb 21, 2008 at 9:46 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #79.1   Leah

      I think that the time after the food is cooked is more precious than the time before. That one second it takes me to clear my time seems much longer when I have a delicious hot pocket waiting than when I am putting the cold inedible hotpocket in. So here’s a new solution. Everyone rush to eat your delicious food and everyone leave time so that the 1 second (or less) burden is shared by everyone. However, perhaps in the interest of mouth safety, we should purposely take that second to clear the microwave. Those things are treacherous!

      Mar 2, 2008 at 4:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #80   Neil

    Whoever wrote those notes are anal retentive losers…..and I pity the people that will unwittingly date them or horror of horrors marry them….LIGHTEN UP!!!!….I’m so glad I don’t have people like that in my life!!

    Feb 23, 2008 at 4:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #81   jena bang

    Left over time on the microwave? Can I have it please? I’m always running out of time…

    Feb 24, 2008 at 8:32 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #82   Lucky

    I don’t even have a microwave. Though I always used to clear the time when i lived at home. I might leave a note but more like.

    Please refrain from pressing the clear button, I don’t want to know what time it is so I have an excuse to be late back from lunch.

    Then of course, no one will forget to clear the time.

    Feb 25, 2008 at 9:49 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #83   .

    omg I thought I was the only one this bugged..

    Feb 25, 2008 at 9:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #84   Happy

    Thats sounds like my stupid roomate!

    Feb 25, 2008 at 10:28 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #85   Lo

    or, to save on postage, just press the clear button. i think that might solve things.

    Feb 26, 2008 at 10:08 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #86   John

    Reminds me of the uber-OCD flatmate advert on craigslist…

    Also, this should get a prize for the most unlikely-to-be-accurate use of the “some of us…” euphemism ever.

    Feb 26, 2008 at 2:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #87   bcteagirl

    Link not found for the copycat…. sounds like an interesting story :P

    Feb 26, 2008 at 8:23 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #88   Leah

    I find it very amusing that someone spent the time write this note instead of pressing the clear button. I think you could probably press the clear button every time you microwave for your entire life and the added time in your schedule would be roughly equivalent to writing one note. I never really check if there is time left and never really thought about this being annoying, but I always press the clear button before starting a microwave (and after, so I’m not the problem here). If there’s time left, it works. If there isn’t time left, no harm done.

    Mar 2, 2008 at 4:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #88.1   PandoraWombat bang

      But that’s where you’re wrong! Don’t you know that if you press the clear button when there is no time actually left on the microwave, you will GO BACK IN TIME?!!

      (I read it on the internet, so it must be true.)

      Aug 3, 2008 at 9:21 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #89   Scadilla

    Back where I used to work the first person to use the microwave would punch in 70 minutes and take out his dish when he felt it was done then the next person would do the same thing. No extra buttons to push just open the door and push start. Of course the last guy had to clear it or the thing would beep forever. They got so used to it that the guy who forgot to punch in a large amount of time would get sneered at.

    Mar 3, 2008 at 4:49 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #90   lief

    haha@people who actually give a shit about leftover numbers on the microwave. That’s like driving your car till you run out of fuel so you don’t leave some in the tank… or filling up just the right amount to drive to the shops.

    Mar 4, 2008 at 8:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #91   Kara

    I have to say that the leftover microwave time drives me insane too, but I’d be too embarrassed to admit it to anyone much less write a note about it. :)

    Mar 7, 2008 at 7:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #92   TuesdayPillow

    Hit “Clear” and move on …

    Mar 25, 2008 at 5:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #93   aredant

    Wow! – I have the SAME u-wave as shown in the picture. I’m always trying to see the time on it but instead I only see the unused time on the display.

    It makes me angry with myself so I can write stern post it t o myself..

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #94   foobar

    It’s not hard to clear the timer after you stop the microwave before the buzzer goes off, just pull the plug. :)

    Apr 14, 2008 at 1:22 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #95   perhaps

    Isn’t being ‘anal retentive’ a potential symptom of OCD?

    Perhaps there’s a connection.

    May 6, 2008 at 2:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #96   Jack Smith

    Everyone here is a bunch of boneheaded b-headed nice people! We are all OCD!!!! I am OCD also! so stop making fun of OCD peoples! Like monk! and tony sholoub!! And the obsessive compulsive detective, and monk! and did I mention, monk?!?

    May 8, 2008 at 5:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #96.1   Jais

      No we’re not ALL ocd— only “some of us”

      Jun 20, 2008 at 12:07 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #97   ITR

    Haha, I love this site! I’m not sure if OCD would make someone angry about microwave time, but, who knows.

    May 10, 2008 at 12:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #98   The Pawnbroker

    My girlfriend used to do this all the time. No matter how many times I asked her to clear the time when she was done (P/A all the way). She stopped cold-turkey the day she realized that I was putting her cat in the microwave and using up the extra time!!

    May 11, 2008 at 6:18 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #99   Jordyn

    Omg. Ever since I was like FIVE YEARS OLD the unused time on the micro has drove me completely nutso. I should put a post-it like this on our micro.

    May 18, 2008 at 2:23 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #100   Me

    It is really annoying to look over and think the time is displayed (ie 1:24) only to find out it’s the stopped timer. So this note is valid.

    May 21, 2008 at 5:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #100.1   bobby

      But it’s still passive aggressive. because they could either tell them to their faces, or just do it themselves.

      Jul 22, 2008 at 2:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #101   Ivy

    Although I agree that unused time is annoying, can’t the annoyed ones clear it off themselves?

    May 22, 2008 at 11:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #102   DogBitez

    OMG! There are other people with this same OCD pet peeve??? My 19-year old son is constantly wiping the microwave slate clean, so to speak. And now he’s got me doing it, too. ARGH! Madness is contagious.

    May 25, 2008 at 4:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #103   or at least pass the sports section under the door

    [...] work for a pretty awesome nonprofit, where people are amazingly laidback, accepting and non-OCD,” says our anonymous submitter in san francisco — so this note came as something of a [...]

    May 27, 2008 at 2:14 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #104   melissa

    Dan: You are so right! Wtf?? You must be OCD to know that, it is so true! (no joke!) But I also HATE to see remaining time on the microwave…always clear it out…twice. : /

    Jun 19, 2008 at 1:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #105   xyrenita

    i don’t care if you leave your unused time in the microwave.. but BE CAREFUL, i get annoyed if the last number isn’t a 0,1,3, 7 or 9 !

    a girl with ocd

    Jun 22, 2008 at 5:18 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #106   Laurence2k

    With my OCD I would only freak out if the time left was an odd number. I’d have to clear it a dozen times, wash my hands, turn the lights on and off while clearing my throat then shave small crop circle patterns into my cats fur.
    It’s really a curse.

    Jun 26, 2008 at 8:01 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #107   Sparky

    The proper term is C.D.O. (Alphabetical order.)

    Jun 27, 2008 at 2:07 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #108   Chloe

    Looks like “some of us” need to get out own place and stop trying to get off by controlling our roommates.

    Jul 21, 2008 at 2:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #109   bobby

    I have OCD, i really need to get to the front of the line. Hi, I have OCD, is that the last orange? I have OCD, I really need it. Sorry. Thanks for understanding. I have OCD.

    Jul 22, 2008 at 2:18 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #110   PandoraWombat bang

    I guess (extra) time doesn’t heal all wounds.

    Aug 3, 2008 at 9:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #111   Alicia

    yes, because the rest of us will stop what were doing because we accidently forgot to clear off unused time on the microwave for ONE single person.

    Aug 5, 2008 at 7:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #112   Note: this message has explicitly NOT been approved by Jack Donaghy | PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

    [...] related: Some of have OCD and unused microwave time drives us crazy [...]

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