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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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Just because you can, doesn't mean you have to...
Wavy lines to 10 years ago and first year of university...

Met a nice girl, a few boundary and ex boyfriend issues but generally a good solid girlfriend other little quirks included finding sex a bit painful and encouraging me to finish as quickly as possible (not normally a problem) and only giving me a blow job if I wore a condom. So after a few weeks together it was the Easter break and living in halls meant we both had to go back to our respective home towns. No great problem it was only 2 weeks and we both had Orange mobiles, she had the Orange everyday 50 (or 60 I can't remember exactly) plan, which meant she could phone me every day for free for 50 minutes.

So she did!

Everyday I got, in minute detail, what she had been doing, normally the same thing as the day before, it would normally take about 5 minutes to bore each other with our day's limited activity. Then I would be subjected to 45 minutes of tedium about life growing up in a small Welsh village, random drivel and awkward long silences whilst I counted down the minutes. As soon as the 50 minutes had passed, and I felt I had performed my boyfriend duty I would gently remind her that we (she) had been talking for 50 minutes. She, without fail, would say that it was only 1p a minute anyway so we can continue talking until I could find a reason to hang up (even to the point of rubbing my stubble on the receiver to sound like interference and a bad line).

Anyway after about 10 days of this she called me whilst quite drunk, I had just poured myself a generous Vodka and Orange when she called, I don't remember any of the conversation and I woke up hungover to a text message saying "I hope we can still be friends".

We didn't really see each other much after that, although it did turn out that it wasn't 1p a minute after she had used her allowance and she had ended up spending a fortune on boring me to tears and ending our relationship, oh well.
(, Thu 4 Aug 2011, 18:19, 6 replies)
Are you me?
Same deal, except we both had everyday 50 (the clue's in the number of minutes you got a day).

Using a potential hour and a half of talk time every day rapidly turned into tedium. I wasn't confident enough to admit that I was bored out of my mind and so just stuck with it.

I wish I knew then what I know now, I'd have had much more fun at University.
(, Thu 4 Aug 2011, 21:26, closed)
I don't think I'm you
I couldn't remember if it was 50 or 60 minutes, for some reason I think it was 60 minutes, but everyday 50 just rolls of the tongue better.
(, Thu 4 Aug 2011, 22:03, closed)
It was everyday50
The main problem for me came when she went abroad for a year but still insisted on talking for hours. As a kicker she was too scared to go and set up a landline in her flat so was using her mobile.

After a month or so the bills rolled in, something in the region of £700 per month and of course, who has to help her pay it? Absolutely crippled me financially.
(, Fri 5 Aug 2011, 8:30, closed)

I had one of those but she used to call my landline and talk non stop. Got to the stage where I could carefully put the phone on the bench and go and get a beer or have a pee or whatever and come back and she wouldnt even notice I was gone.
(, Thu 4 Aug 2011, 22:22, closed)
When you can do that, then you know it's really over.
(, Fri 5 Aug 2011, 8:26, closed)
Are you my old roommate

He used to do this with his long distance g/f in New Jersey all the time.
(, Sat 6 Aug 2011, 23:20, closed)

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