Please clear your unused microwave time: now with more questionable statistics!

May 9th, 2011 · 84 comments

Note: the following message has explicitly NOT been approved by Jack Donaghy. (Do not be fooled by that GE logo at the bottom of the page.)

Remarkably enough, our submitter, Dan in Milwaukee, says the following message was NOT penned by a satirical television writer, but rather by an anonymous member of the office Green Police. (The two pennies — payment for 2011′s extra energy usage — were then added later by an anonymous member of the office Bullshit Police.)

Did you know?  The "Remaining Time" display on a microwave can use up to 30% more energy than the clock does?  The clock only updates once a minute, flashing the time is much more frequent. So be green. Clear your time when you're done cooking. Every little bit helps.

This is, of course, simply a new strategy in the ongoing war being waged in kitchenettes across the world by the United League of Office Workers Who Have Nothing Better to Complain About.

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

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

FILED UNDER: dubious scientific claims · energy usage · microwave · Milwaukee · office · questionable logic · The Earth · Wisconsin · WTF?


84 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Vik

    What a great argument! I’ll use this on my husband!

    OF course, it’s not cuz I worry about energy, it just bugs me is all!

    May 9, 2011 at 10:12 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   pony girl

      I don’t think the note writer is being a smug, go-green tree hugger.

      I think the remaining time just drives them batsh*t crazy, and they figured they had come up with a fool-proof plan to get people to stop.

      I mean, everyone loves the planet right?
      You do love the planet, don’t you?
      Do it for the children!

      May 9, 2011 at 10:49 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.2   Rattus

      I don’t give a rat’s ass about the children. I’m saving the planet for the rats.

      May 10, 2011 at 8:01 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.3   Canthz_B bang

      We’re leaving the planet to Ben…next on “Life After People”.

      May 10, 2011 at 8:59 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.4   pony girl

      rats and rat’s asses.

      Where is that from?
      this is going to keep me up nights

      May 15, 2011 at 9:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #1.5   pony girl

      and now I can not remove the apostrophe.
      Now I really won’t get any sleep tonight.

      May 15, 2011 at 11:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   Worker 11811

    Calling BS on this one…

    Regardless of whether the display is showing the time of day or the time still left on the timer, the microwave uses the same amount of power.

    Furthermore, if the display is flashing the amount of time left on the timer, the microwave is using *LESS* power because it isn’t lit for a split second each time it flashes off.

    The microwave is consuming power whenever it’s plugged in even if the display is blank.

    When it comes down to rock bottom, it doesn’t add up to a hill of beans unless you completely unplug the microwave whenever you aren’t using it.

    May 9, 2011 at 10:13 pm   rating: 45  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Seanette

      Or just don’t bother to set the clock (only using the time display when cooking), which is how I did it. Not because I buy into the “green” BS, but because I got fed up with resetting it after power outages (three times in one day was the final straw).

      May 9, 2011 at 10:47 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Denise

      sounds like a mythbusters episode.

      May 10, 2011 at 7:22 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   ashmeadow

      Actually what they’re saying is usually true. It takes more power to initiate something than to maintain it. It’s basically a derivative of the 1st and 2nd laws of motion.

      For instance turning a phone on and off from sleep mode uses more of the battery than just keeping the phone on.

      In this case the person is still probably wrong because the clock still changes every sixty seconds anyway (which is basically a flash), and in addition the microwave has to keep an internal timer.

      May 10, 2011 at 5:27 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Kurtis

      Actually, the argument doesn’t apply to LED at all – the “activation” cost compared to “operating” cost is consumed in microseconds. In fact, it is common practice among device manufacturers to flicker an LED at some threshold above 60hz (60 cycles per second) in order to save power.

      May 11, 2011 at 8:36 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   katie_2256

    Did you know? Wasting paper on pointless notes like this is not only extremely annoying, but it also causes 30% of all damage to the environment? So be green. Don’t waste paper.

    May 9, 2011 at 10:15 pm   rating: 78  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   TickleMyBambo

      Listen up! Forget that nonsense about clearing out unused microwave time and how it “wastes” energy. Those guys are full of crap. We have a bigger problem that need to be dealt with!

      Did you know that when the average human farts.. Which is 40- 50 times a day.. All that hydrogen , carbon dioxide and methane being emitted is POLLUTING our air by becoming greenhouse gas! This is very bad for our planet! It not only kills our crops (which FEEDS us) but it also kills the wildlife. Did you know that a person can force out a fart 10x more through his/hers own will more then a cow farting randomly and naturally? Crazy talk or not, this is FACT! YOU ARE KILLING THIS PLANET WITH YOUR EGG FARTS! By farting less, you can save our atmosphere, save our air, and just flat out stop stinking everyone out. So be green, stick a cork in it. Every little non-farting helps.

      May 10, 2011 at 2:26 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   Nunavut Guy

      Wow,farting kills cops,cool.I’m off for a double buritto and a pint of draught.

      May 10, 2011 at 6:54 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Nunavut Guy

      Oh ,crops.I’ll have that beer anyway.

      May 10, 2011 at 6:55 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   kmd

      The note writer is being a dinsingenuous dork, but parroting Rush Limbaugh’s climate change denying BS is still just as laughable in this context as it is everywhere else, Bambo.

      Just so you know.

      May 10, 2011 at 8:14 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   Canthz_B bang

      Do beer and Beano go together? Make mine a double!

      May 10, 2011 at 8:14 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   Sean Jungian

      40 – 50 times? There’s gotta be a way to power my vibrator with that kind of output….

      May 10, 2011 at 2:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   TickleMyBambo

      Just so you know, kmd, I was only being a sarcastic twat for the sake of PAN humor. Of course climate change is an ongoing and serious issue, there is no sense in denying it. Also Limbaugh is a hugely overdue, obnoxious shit spewing, piece of limburger and I have enough of a right mind to not even take him seriously.

      CB & Nunavut Guy: Allow me to drink some beer and fart out the joint with you guys.

      Sean: Fart powered vibrators… Now THAT is energy efficient! Take that unused microwave minutes! :D

      May 10, 2011 at 5:18 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Harmy G

    It’s annoying when you want to know what time it is, and it’s annoying when you want to cook something of your own and have to reset the time remaining.

    But, please, DO NOT use the energy consumption argument A) on paper B) using a printer, and C) that “Remaining Time” was fucking delicious!

    May 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   RedDelicious

      God forbid you should have to be inconvenienced by pushing the “CLEAR” button.

      May 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm   rating: 21  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Regoddy

      Yeah, god forbid the person using the microwave before me should have to be inconvenienced by pushing the “clear” button.

      May 11, 2011 at 2:17 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   Kathy

      You use it, you clear it. What’s so hard about that. I hate when people don’t clear it. Idiots.

      May 11, 2011 at 5:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Electrical engineer

    This isn’t even true. The LEDs themselves draw much more than the microcontroller that tells them what to do. But even that is negligible compared to cooking a meal in it for 5 minutes or drying a load of laundry or cooking something in an oven or running a car engine for 30 seconds.

    Fucking hypocritical environmentalist bullshit, straining out gnats and swallowing camels.

    The micro+LED uses maybe 1 W, while the microwave oven itself uses 1000 W. Stop being stupid.

    “Every little bit helps” is just a way to feel good about yourself while doing absolutely dick for the environment.

    May 9, 2011 at 10:30 pm   rating: 32  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Electrical engineer

      So then I measured my actual (ancient) microwave’s actual power draw with a Kill-A-Watt. 4 W while idle, doesn’t matter if it it’s displaying a clock, flashing, or not displaying anything at all. During cooking, it draws 952 W.

      May 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   pony girl

      i think i love you

      May 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Brian

    Oh, I’m sure at the vast majority of the power usage of the microwave is the clock. It can’t be the part that cooks and spins the food, can it?

    May 9, 2011 at 10:44 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Me

    Wow, this is annoying…

    May 9, 2011 at 10:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Mrs.Beasley bang

    15th Commandment: Thou shalt research outrageous claims on Snopes prior to posting know-it-all directives on office wall.

    May 9, 2011 at 11:01 pm   rating: 16  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   JBee

    See, and that’s why I just unplug the microwave when I’m not using it. Wait, no . . . I do that because the microwave is messed up in the brain and will randomly turn itself on if left plugged in.

    The led on the microwave has to be ridiculously negligible to your power use, compared to things that most people do, like leaving your monitor on when you walk away from your desk, and leaving a tv plugged in (they are vampires even when “off” you know).

    May 9, 2011 at 11:12 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   Canthz_B bang

    I wonder if I could get my wife to believe this. The woman never clears her microwave time. I’m not OCD about it (I just clear it), but it sure is annoying to look for the time and find it’s 57 o’clock.

    May 9, 2011 at 11:20 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   RedDelicious

      Or you could just… I dunno… wear a watch.

      May 9, 2011 at 11:25 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.2   Canthz_B bang

      Or you could just, I dunno, get a sense of humor. Taking every comment seriously uses 30% more energy than not, so be green…be a Granny Smith!!

      #4.1: “God forbid you should have to be inconvenienced by pushing the “CLEAR” button.”

      Sound familiar? :lol:

      May 9, 2011 at 11:27 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.3   TickleMyBambo

      Actually, I do rather feel inconvenienced by having to press the “CLEAR” Button. I find the practice of unused microwave time etiquette to be rather pointless, then again, I’m a nonconformist so that automatically explains my need to keep the unused minutes on the timer. Or perhaps I am just to fucking lazy to push the button.

      May 10, 2011 at 2:40 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.4   Rattus

      Why would anyone want to wear a watch just sitting in their kitchen, drinking tea and reading the newspaper? That’s what we have the microwave for.

      May 10, 2011 at 8:05 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.5   Canthz_B bang

      The solution is so simple…design a clock which doubles as a microwave.

      I’ll bet the Japanese are on it as we speak.

      May 10, 2011 at 8:45 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.6   *snerk*

      It is actually *better* to leave the unused microwave time. Because next time you need to heat something up, you might only need 57 seconds or so. Why waste energy clearing the time just to punch it back in again?

      Be green! Leave the left over time for the next person. Recycle!

      May 10, 2011 at 9:15 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.7   Jimmy James

      A clock which doubles as a microwave? Bah. The real solution is a watch that doubles as a micorwave. Of course, I won’t be able to fit a plate in there, so obviously the microwaves will just shoot out of the watch like a heat ray. No need to set a time, I’ll just point it at my pork chop until it gets hot enough. Make it happen, science!

      May 10, 2011 at 9:38 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.8   Canthz_B bang

      LOL, yeah, that whole plate thing is why I went with clock instead of watch…but it is time we developed a heat ray of some sort…the aliens will be here soon and it’s all about saving the planet. I wonder if time is on our side…is anyone keeping the minutes of this meeting? Or has no one given that a second thought? No matter, we could spend hours on this crap! It’s time we moved on.

      May 10, 2011 at 10:02 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.9   Nunavut Guy

      Does anybody really know what time it is?

      May 10, 2011 at 7:46 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.10   Alex

      Tooltime!

      May 11, 2011 at 2:01 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #10.11   Canthz_B bang

      Morris Day?

      May 11, 2011 at 10:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   Canthz_B bang

    It should be easy to track down the person who posted this one…just follow the carbon footprints.
    I’m in love with the way the responder decided to add their two cents though…masterful to the max!!

    May 9, 2011 at 11:23 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Laura

      Thank you for explaining the pennies!! I’m such a dimwit. :)

      May 10, 2011 at 8:58 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   anglophile

    My horrible boss consistently leaves 00:01 on the microwave. For god’s sake, just leave it on one more second!

    May 9, 2011 at 11:32 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   Mrs.Beasley bang

      Ah, that’s “I hate the beeping sound when the microwave cycle ends so I stop it one second prior” syndrome!

      May 9, 2011 at 11:35 pm   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   TickleMyBambo

      I am a current sufferer of this syndrome, except I wait until the timer hits 00:04 before I hit stop.. Better to be safe than to have to endure that horrible beeping sound! Plus, 4 is my favorite number so the thought of clearing it kills me a little inside. I’m the bane of every OCDs existence.

      May 10, 2011 at 2:04 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Storm Shadow

    Somebody has waaaayyyyy too much time on their hands….
    Bad pun fully intended.. :-P

    May 9, 2011 at 11:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   jadefirefly

    EVEN if this was true – how much is 30% more than the usual amount of power the clock uses?

    It sounds a hell of a lot more serious than it really is, when you’re not a complete retard and you realize the clock uses a negligible amount of energy compared.

    May 10, 2011 at 12:06 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Divvitar

    What’s next? Poor, stupid fool goes all “Earth First” and throws a metal pan in there and presses start if you don’t clear the time?

    May 10, 2011 at 12:18 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Canthz_B bang

    I save all of my unused microwave time. I figure I can use it in the end to put back some of the time I’m using up by smoking.
    Sure, some people get upset when I make popcorn and leave 18 hours, but screw them…it’s adding up fast…I eat a lot of popcorn!

    May 10, 2011 at 12:26 am   rating: 13  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   JetJackson

    Did you know?

    “Know what?”

    The remaining time display on a microwave can use up to 30% more energy than the clock does?

    *Shoots person in the head*

    “Did you know that US per capita energy consumption is 12 Million Wh per year. The average led microwave light uses 3.5 Watts so with the power savings we made by despatching of you we can leave the time on 391 microwave ovens for the next 50 years.”

    May 10, 2011 at 12:36 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Dylan

    Did you know that the child’s font you used will piss-off more than 30% of the adults that see your note so much that they’ll never hit that clear button?

    May 10, 2011 at 5:22 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Nope

    The real problem is when the time remaining and clock look nearly identical so you can’t tell until you try to start your food that it needs to be cleared. And yes it only takes another second for the next person to clear it, but why should we have to? The inconsiderate person who is unable to clear their time should’ve taken the extra second and cleared it already. I mean if you’re going to say that’s okay you might as well say not flushing the toilet is okay, or leaving empty containers in the fridge, etc.

    May 10, 2011 at 5:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Canthz_B bang

      You flush toilets? Toilets use potable fresh water and should only be flushed when full to the brim…if it’s yellow, let it mellow, if it’s brown, leave it around, when it’s full, lever pull.
      Better still, go out and pee and poop in the woods. Scat is biodegradable, fresh water is a limited resource…Save the Earth!!

      May 10, 2011 at 8:27 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   pizza

    It took more energy to print that note then the clock/timer would use in 10 years.

    May 10, 2011 at 5:52 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   muttmutt

    Here’s a shot of the website posing with the original picture here in our office! It’s snark-on-snark action!

    http://twitpic.com/4vvlnf

    May 10, 2011 at 8:37 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Jaylemeux

      Dude, you should post the comments section.

      May 11, 2011 at 9:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   what

      what? r us erious

      May 16, 2011 at 4:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   krunchbang bang

    Dear Hippie,

    I leave that time on the microwave so I know how long to cook the dolphin that I caught in a six pack ring.

    Your Friend,

    The Environmental Periah

    May 10, 2011 at 9:15 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   Jaylemeux

      Pariah.

      May 11, 2011 at 9:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Electrical Engineer #2

    I am an electrical engineer and for $150 I will modify that microwave so that it is equally efficient at displaying the remaining time as it is the clock.

    Let me know.

    May 10, 2011 at 11:25 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Rossy

    Argue, argue, argue. Sheesh. So much fuss over a device that makes food taste horrible and go cold within a few minutes anyway. Evidently they aren’t even reliable as a clock if someone else uses it or if the power goes off. How about stop wasting energy on stupid microwave ovens altogether.

    Look at all these “my husband/my wife…” comments. How many destroyed relationships? How many broken homes? How much
    environmental destruction? How many
    exploded bowls of spaghetti?

    Microwaves altogether are the problem.

    May 10, 2011 at 12:24 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Jiu Jitsu Los Angeles

    I clear the time on the microwave, because I use the clock as my timer in the morning of when I have to run out the door. I had no idea I was being “green.” I wonder where they got their “facts”?
    Ava

    May 10, 2011 at 12:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   HolierThanThou

    I’m pretty sure that the laser printer and computer use time that led to that note’s creation far exceeded the power requirement of that blinking LED for the entire life of the machine.

    May 10, 2011 at 3:33 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Jen

    FAKE!!!

    May 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   FeRD bang

      Wait, you mean it’s NOT an official notice from General Electric Corp.? :shock:

      May 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   april

    I have read your responses and am surprised that nobody noticed the two pennies with the hand written “for 2011″ next to it. That is what caught my attention more that the note!

    May 10, 2011 at 10:27 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   Canthz_B bang

      Didn’t see #11 and #11.1, huh? :-P

      May 11, 2011 at 12:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   Kittymama

    My microwave’s unset clock and unused time don’t blink . . . thank you, Sharp. But yeah, there always seems to be approximately two minutes left on at the office, and it’s usually around 2 pm when I want to warm something. If it weren’t the microwave, some other shiny thing would confuse me.

    May 10, 2011 at 11:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Kathy

    It’s not an issue of being able to tell time on the microwave, it’s that you can’t punch in the time to heat your stuff when it’s stuck with seconds left. Oy.

    May 11, 2011 at 5:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Madrias

    I’m the kind of person who not only forgets to clear the remaining time, but half the time forgets to close the door all the way. Then again, the microwave is usually unplugged when not in use.

    As for those LED’s powering the lighted display, I call bullshit on power usage. Even if they were on full power the whole time (and they aren’t, they flicker, just really really fast. Interesting trivia: your alarm clock does the same thing), each LED pulls 20mW. Even a worst case scenario: 88:88, that’s only 562mW (560 in 4 7-segment displays, plus 1 mW each for the dots, and that’s giving the worst case scenario).

    Now, let’s factor in time. Best time for ‘power saving’ would be 1:11. Why? Only 2 of the 7 in each segment is lit, and the first one’s unlit. This gives a totally wrong value (cause again, I’m basing on the LED being fully on so I don’t have to take duty cycle into it), of 122mW.

    Power savings: 562 mw – 122 mw = 440 mW, or to put it in perspective, you save a whopping:
    0.4 W

    Yeah, less than 1 watt of power savings, assuming worst case scenario to best case scenario.

    Here’s the kicker: How many of those “Left Seconds” are flashing with 10 or 4 seconds left?

    Even assuming a 50% duty cycle (Equal time on as off), you’re talking a matter of a drop in the ocean of power conservation, and actually, when figuring in someone stopping a microwave with 15 seconds left, it’s more power efficient.

    Now, before anyone asks for proof, buy yourself a Kill-a-Watt and pull a little DIY experimentation. See what the output difference is from the wall (cause I didn’t take into account parasitic power losses and everything, just the wattage of a standard LED) between 88:88 and 1:11 AM/PM. I’d be willing to bet that the wattage difference at the outlet side is less than 10W.

    For those who did read all this, congrats. No, you can’t get your time refunded, I’m glad I took it, and maybe someone could pass this info on to the notewriter, who could either treasure it or use it as toilet paper. In all likelyhood of the second one happening, make the page out of cactus.

    May 11, 2011 at 6:31 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   Canthz_B bang

      HOLY SHIT!!!!

      May 11, 2011 at 10:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.2   Madrias

      Leave it to someone with a knowledge of digital electronics to defend those who actually leave their numbers punched into the display. I gave worst case scenario (20mA for the LED’s. Probably not that much to start with and surely less if it’s not always on, which they never are) and let rip with just a little mathematics.

      That and I was bored.

      May 11, 2011 at 10:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.3   Canthz_B bang

      Not to worry. Your expertise in the subject matter is greatly appreciated and admired.

      I’m just a little jealous is all. :-)

      May 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.4   Madrias

      2 years worth of Digital Electronics will make one see the electronic world differently. It’s surprising what all goes on that most don’t know about.

      And, actually, I’m far from an expert on the subject. I just know enough to figure out what’s going on in there.

      May 11, 2011 at 9:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.5   TickleMyBambo

      I never thought I’d see the day that CB would be jealous of someone…. Also great points, Madrias! You put those two years of DEs to good use : )

      May 12, 2011 at 1:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.6   Canthz_B bang

      Surprise! There’s actually a real person there! And yes, I admire (and can be a bit jealous of) someone who knows their stuff…especially something not suited to my aptitudes…but this stays between us, right? I have a bad reputation to protect. ;-)

      May 12, 2011 at 2:46 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #31.7   TickleMyBambo

      Your secret is safe with me, CB. ; )

      May 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   bamboocurl

    Did you know that I pull statistics out of my ass?

    The More You Know

    May 11, 2011 at 9:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Bonnie

    OMG, I had no idea that my inability (or unwillingness) to clear the microwave bugged so many people! I thought my husband was the only one! So now I’m struggling with the desire to change: be a better person and clear the microwave….Nah! I’ll just keeping annoying all the OCD people in my life! But thanks for sharing.

    May 11, 2011 at 11:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   what

    can i

    May 16, 2011 at 4:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Meghan

    My microwave continuously beeps every minute or so until you clear it so everyone in the house pretty much has that down by down. This, is just bullshit though.

    May 27, 2011 at 8:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Micah

    lol, I see that GE notice everyday when I walk to the kitchen. Glad to see I’m not the only one laughing!

    May 28, 2011 at 10:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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