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turning off the lights and electrical appliances my housemate leaves on. Does this mean I am becoming a grown-up?
and no, it doesn't
not that predictable.
"and think of you with nothing on"
and i see that you two have already mentioned it and ruined it for me. Thanks a bunch, you jerks!
even do it in libraries and public places. Can irk me sometimes.
I am becoming my dad though cos he always used to do this.
on you switching everything off for them. one of my housemates appears to have completely given up on turning off lights now.
they will miss it.
Mainly because electricity bills are getting fucking ridiculous. I came home today to find a light on. Not happy.
as the heating had been left on all night in the front room. what a shit. then, on the bus, i remembered that it was me who was last up. whoops.
AND THE HEATING ON.
-milk and orange juice being left out of the fridge
-cups of tea being left around, still containing the last few sips
-thinking that steeping dishes in water is comparable in helpfulness to actually washing them
-tea bags in the sink rather than in a bin
Please say yes.
I call these people absolute fucking bellends.
used to justify the teabag in sink/on work surface as "it needed to cool down". I am unaware of any fires originating from a hot teabag.
teabags just out of the cup contain much moisture, it they are put straight in the bin they help create 'bin juice' if the bin bag has a small hole (which they often do develop) then during the process of removing said bin bag, to put out, bin juice might liberally sprinkle over the floor, thus requiring much unpleasent liquid cleaning......it presents extra problems if the bin bag has to be transported through a couple of rooms to get outside.
Therefore it can seem a good idea to squeeze the teabag to ensure that it has minimal moisture content, before placing in the bin bag(although you should be recycling them into soil).
When the teabags have just come out of the mug they are perhaps too hot to squeeze, therefore they might reasonably be placed (temporarily) in the sink or drainer.
Often they are then forgotten about whilst one is searching for suitable biscuits to dunk in the tea.
But really teabags themselves are quite sterile, so what is the problem, its not as if they've been in someones mouth or anything.
and never a problem with bin juice. Maybe get better bin liners?
who reuses them and then puts them on plants as some kind of mystic fertiliser. Bless her weirdness.
The crux of the point stands: if you leave used teabags on the side of the sink, you are sub-human scum. Worse than Jan Moir.
I shall use this in gaining the moral high ground next time any of these happen.
Each time I visit my girlfriend's parents' house it's like Blackpool illuminations. Luckily, it's a smaller house so I can switch three or four lights off in record time, sort of reminiscent of something out of Kung Fu Panda. One habit they have which I don't understand is having the pendant light on AND numerous lamps as well. It's as if they are trying to re-create daylight at any time.
I don't think it's a indicator you're growing-up or slowly morphing into your Dad, it's an clear display of a conscience, that's all.
I wish they made houses where you had a control panel for all the electrical sockets, and you could programme it so one switch would turn everything off except those in use like fridge/freezer/alarm clock/lamp etc.
Then before going to bed/going out you could just press one switch and SAVE THE WORLD.
We have our gas on a card, it's very expensive and we couldn't afford to keep it on for more than about an hour a day at most, even in the deepest winter. I had a fan heater for a couple of weeks, it cost £8 from Wilinson's, and if I turned it on then my room would be warm within two minutes and I could turn it off for the rest of the day. It broke after those two weeks, but by then the worst of the weather had passed. I worked out the cost of using the heater, and it was something like 34p to keep it on for an hour.
He was convinced that this small amount of usage was costing more than we were all collectively spending on heating. He has a hairdryer. He sometimes has showers twice in a day (and I have *never* known anybody to have showers as long as this guy, he's in there for over an hour sometimes) and will dry his (short) hair after each time. He still refuses to accept his misjudgement.