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Very petty disagreement. Who do you side with?

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RatOnnaStick Tue 17-Oct-17 20:41:46

Person A leaves a pile of paperwork by the shredder for a couple of days.
Person B gets fed up of waiting for it to shred itself and does the job, jamming the shredder in the process.
B informs A they have done the dirty work, now A can unjam the shredder as B sure isn't going to.
A says no, you broke it, you fix it.

Who is more wrong/right? A for not finishing the job in the first place or B for leaving the machine out of order?

Which would annoy you more?

ferrier Tue 17-Oct-17 20:43:10


GunnyHighway Tue 17-Oct-17 20:43:50

Who ever jammed the shredder

mishfish Tue 17-Oct-17 20:43:56

I'd say B but that's only because my shredder is a fucker to fix.

A should obviously have done their shredding though

EatTheChocolateTeapot Tue 17-Oct-17 20:44:02


MissConductUS Tue 17-Oct-17 20:44:37

I'd be more annoyed by B for leaving the shredder inoperative, especially since the pile of paperwork left by A wasn't preventing B from using the shredder.

Rainybo Tue 17-Oct-17 20:44:41


Sanctimonious prick.

Sparklingbrook Tue 17-Oct-17 20:44:48

I would be annoyed that person A had just dumped the shredding and not just shredded it.

How difficult is it to unjam the shredder?

justdontevenfuckingstart Tue 17-Oct-17 20:45:08

B definitely.

CherieBabySpliffUp Tue 17-Oct-17 20:46:02


ParadiseCity Tue 17-Oct-17 20:46:22


We have a bastard of a shredder. Jams if you look at it funny. We rinse it with vodka and it then works a treat.

MollyCule Tue 17-Oct-17 20:47:12


Sparklingbrook Tue 17-Oct-17 20:47:19

Ours has a reverse button where it spits it all back out at you.

JojoLapin Tue 17-Oct-17 20:47:20

B needs to get cracking at sorting out the shredder.

Danceswithwarthogs Tue 17-Oct-17 20:47:22

Are you B?

TooStressyForMyOwnGood Tue 17-Oct-17 20:48:16


Sparklingbrook Tue 17-Oct-17 20:49:00

Yes on balance A needs to stop being lazy, leaving piles of shredding by the shredder and B needs to stop being lazy and sort the shredder out.

As my mother would say-'six of one and half a dozen of the other'.

Somerford Tue 17-Oct-17 20:49:49

You are obviously Person B, just say so and we'll happily tell you whether we think you were right or wrong. This Person A and Person B bullshit sounds like the set up for a primary school maths question.

deepestdarkestperu Tue 17-Oct-17 20:53:58

B. If you broke it, you fix it!

NoSquirrels Tue 17-Oct-17 20:54:52

B too, I'm afraid.

A was annoying, but B had options - speak to A, put paper back on A's desk if it was in the way, etc.

Instead B got huffy, jammed the shredder & then made it A's problem.

MyLittleDragon Tue 17-Oct-17 20:56:11

A started it, leaving her crap everywhere for someone else to sort out. Too right A should unjam the shredder and apologise for being a carelessly lazy git in the first place.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 17-Oct-17 20:57:06


taratill Tue 17-Oct-17 20:57:58

A, is my husband I'm sure. He should sort it out. Forever half doing jobs and expecting me to finish them. If he'd done it in the first place the thing wouldn't have jammed.

Totally and utterly should be A.

Going against the grain here I know!

Lairymilk Tue 17-Oct-17 20:58:33


TiesThatBindMe Tue 17-Oct-17 20:59:33

B. For poking their nose in where it wasn't wanted and fucking up the shredder in the process.

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