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As a recent divorcee, it would be churlish to reveal what annoys me the most about my ex, apart from that unfortunate business with the crinkle-cut beetroot which tipped us over the edge. So, what winds you up about your significant other? If you have no partner, tell us about workmates. If you have no workmates, improvise with an annoying tramp

(, Thu 4 Aug 2011, 14:47)
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She's gonna blow herself up....
Love my wife, etc, etc....however we have a gas hob in the kitchen, the dials on it work like so:

6 0'clock - Off position
3 0'clock - Full whack and lighting position.
12 o'clock - Low flame.

Simple yes, It's done this way so that you can't accidentally extinguish the flame whilst trying to turn it down. We've lived in this house for 8 years, has she understood that yet, has she feck.....

Thankfully she doesn't use the hob that often.
(, Thu 4 Aug 2011, 16:47, 6 replies)
just maybe
she's confused by her digital watch?
(, Thu 4 Aug 2011, 16:51, closed)
It wouldn't surprise me...
(, Thu 4 Aug 2011, 17:00, closed)
but what if she wants her dinner at 7 o'clock?
The poor woman.
(, Thu 4 Aug 2011, 17:06, closed)
Does sound like the control is wrong though.
When it comes to something like a gas burner controls should be intuitive not "clever" -- much safer to accidentally turn it off than have to turn it to full to turn it off.
(, Thu 4 Aug 2011, 17:27, closed)
I've seen other hobs that work the same way, so assumed it was normal...
(, Thu 4 Aug 2011, 17:35, closed)
I was exagerating a little.
It's certainly not rare -- but having counter-intuitive interfaces on something like that just seems wrong to me.
(, Thu 4 Aug 2011, 19:35, closed)

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