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    Annoying habits of your other half


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    Could be a long thread, and could also possibly a dangerous one.

    But let's do it anyway. Little things your other half does that annoy, possibly quite irrationally.

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    If he's watching TV and I walk in and say something, he always has to pause the programme in order to address the conversation and reply. Even if I ask a single question that takes two seconds (like "Are you working tomorrow?"), he has to pause the TV so he doesn't miss anything VITAL in those two seconds. Then he looks at me for confirmation the conversation is over, and presses Play to carry on viewing. I could understand if it was likely to be a long conversation, but when it just requires a yes or no answer...come on!

    I don't really know why this annoys me, but it does....nor do I know how he coped before Sky boxes existed...
    The lady has foolishly attempted to join the conversation with a wild and dangerous opinion of her own. What half-baked drivel! See how the men look at her with utter contempt.

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      Quote Originally Posted by edna krabappel View Post
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      Could be a long thread, and could also possibly a dangerous one.

      But let's do it anyway. Little things your other half does that annoy, possibly quite irrationally.

      I'll start.

      If he's watching TV and I walk in and say something, he always has to pause the programme in order to address the conversation and reply. Even if I ask a single question that takes two seconds (like "Are you working tomorrow?"), he has to pause the TV so he doesn't miss anything VITAL in those two seconds. Then he looks at me for confirmation the conversation is over, and presses Play to carry on viewing. I could understand if it was likely to be a long conversation, but when it just requires a yes or no answer...come on!

      I don't really know why this annoys me, but it does....nor do I know how he coped before Sky boxes existed...
      You’d hate me then. I rewind to the bit where the wife interupted to ensure I didn’t miss anything. And yes it drives her mad too.
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      He posts on here, so I'll just say, he's wonderful.
      I hope BensGranny does too.
      The lady has foolishly attempted to join the conversation with a wild and dangerous opinion of her own. What half-baked drivel! See how the men look at her with utter contempt.
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      Quote Originally Posted by edna krabappel View Post
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      Could be a long thread, and could also possibly a dangerous one.

      But let's do it anyway. Little things your other half does that annoy, possibly quite irrationally.

      I'll start.

      If he's watching TV and I walk in and say something, he always has to pause the programme in order to address the conversation and reply. Even if I ask a single question that takes two seconds (like "Are you working tomorrow?"), he has to pause the TV so he doesn't miss anything VITAL in those two seconds. Then he looks at me for confirmation the conversation is over, and presses Play to carry on viewing. I could understand if it was likely to be a long conversation, but when it just requires a yes or no answer...come on!

      I don't really know why this annoys me, but it does....nor do I know how he coped before Sky boxes existed...
      You're completely missing the point there Edna. It's not being paused to listen to your question - its being PAUSED to let you KNOW that you've INTERRUPTED his viewing, but he doesn't want to start a row by saying 'shhhhhhhhhh, I'm watching something'. How do I know this ?

      Anyway......top for me is Mrs D putting dirty dishes on the worktop above the dishwasher until there is a big collection of them. Put them IN the dishwasher as you create them FFS.
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      Quote Originally Posted by edna krabappel View Post
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      Could be a long thread, and could also possibly a dangerous one.

      But let's do it anyway. Little things your other half does that annoy, possibly quite irrationally.

      I'll start.

      If he's watching TV and I walk in and say something, he always has to pause the programme in order to address the conversation and reply. Even if I ask a single question that takes two seconds (like "Are you working tomorrow?"), he has to pause the TV so he doesn't miss anything VITAL in those two seconds. Then he looks at me for confirmation the conversation is over, and presses Play to carry on viewing. I could understand if it was likely to be a long conversation, but when it just requires a yes or no answer...come on!

      I don't really know why this annoys me, but it does....nor do I know how he coped before Sky boxes existed...
      I’m with him ..Although it doesn’t seem to annoy my ex other half
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      Quote Originally Posted by edna krabappel View Post
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      Could be a long thread, and could also possibly a dangerous one.

      But let's do it anyway. Little things your other half does that annoy, possibly quite irrationally.

      I'll start.

      If he's watching TV and I walk in and say something, he always has to pause the programme in order to address the conversation and reply. Even if I ask a single question that takes two seconds (like "Are you working tomorrow?"), he has to pause the TV so he doesn't miss anything VITAL in those two seconds. Then he looks at me for confirmation the conversation is over, and presses Play to carry on viewing. I could understand if it was likely to be a long conversation, but when it just requires a yes or no answer...come on!

      I don't really know why this annoys me, but it does....nor do I know how he coped before Sky boxes existed...
      Perfectly reasonable response. How does he know how long you’re going to waffle on for?
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      You're completely missing the point there Edna. It's not being paused to listen to your question - its being PAUSED to let you KNOW that you've INTERRUPTED his viewing, but he doesn't want to start a row by saying 'shhhhhhhhhh, I'm watching something'. How do I know this ?
      I guess I know that really, but it still grates

      Consequently, I have been known to pause, wait until he's restarted his viewing, then ask him another question just so he has to pause it again
      The lady has foolishly attempted to join the conversation with a wild and dangerous opinion of her own. What half-baked drivel! See how the men look at her with utter contempt.
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      Quote Originally Posted by edna krabappel View Post
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      Could be a long thread, and could also possibly a dangerous one.

      But let's do it anyway. Little things your other half does that annoy, possibly quite irrationally.

      I'll start.

      If he's watching TV and I walk in and say something, he always has to pause the programme in order to address the conversation and reply. Even if I ask a single question that takes two seconds (like "Are you working tomorrow?"), he has to pause the TV so he doesn't miss anything VITAL in those two seconds. Then he looks at me for confirmation the conversation is over, and presses Play to carry on viewing. I could understand if it was likely to be a long conversation, but when it just requires a yes or no answer...come on!

      I don't really know why this annoys me, but it does....nor do I know how he coped before Sky boxes existed...
      I'm with him on that one. I press pause everytime also.
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      Quote Originally Posted by edna krabappel View Post
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      Could be a long thread, and could also possibly a dangerous one.

      But let's do it anyway. Little things your other half does that annoy, possibly quite irrationally.

      I'll start.

      If he's watching TV and I walk in and say something, he always has to pause the programme in order to address the conversation and reply. Even if I ask a single question that takes two seconds (like "Are you working tomorrow?"), he has to pause the TV so he doesn't miss anything VITAL in those two seconds. Then he looks at me for confirmation the conversation is over, and presses Play to carry on viewing. I could understand if it was likely to be a long conversation, but when it just requires a yes or no answer...come on!

      I don't really know why this annoys me, but it does....nor do I know how he coped before Sky boxes existed...
      I do this too, just to be a dick.
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