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AIBU to ask what household gadget makes you swear

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MyKingdomForACaramel Sat 28-Oct-17 13:03:54

Have just spent twenty minutes scrabbling to find the Firestick remote control- it's too small, non descript and seems to have legs if it's own! This isn't a case of laziness - you literally can't switch the bloody thing on without it.

So, AIBU to ask- which of the gadgets in your house supposedly designed to make your life easier have you wailing in disparity?

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sat 28-Oct-17 13:09:40

Fucking Henry, the twat. Can't handle moving on carpet, can't turn corners, catches on everything, falls over when you try to pull him along with you. He's shortly to be made redundant, but I haven't picked he's replacement.

Monoblock67 Sat 28-Oct-17 13:11:21

You can download a fire stick app for your phone by the way, if you lose the remote again

MoodyMumOfOne Sat 28-Oct-17 13:12:40

Oh Vivienne, I hear you! I came on here to say my Henry is an arsehole for all the reasons you said! He is pure evil, the bastard!

mirime Sat 28-Oct-17 13:12:54

The chirpy tune my washing machine posts when it finishes. Hate it. I did turn it off, but someone turned it back on again. What's wrong with a simple beep?

Undercoverbanana Sat 28-Oct-17 13:15:47

Fucking toaster. Can't make up it's fucking mind what how long it needs to do anything. The smoke alarm gets tested on an almost daily basis. Fucker.

Ratonastick Sat 28-Oct-17 13:16:16

mirime. I see you have a Samsung Ecobubble. I have taken to shouting abuse at mine from all corners of the house. Doesn’t stop the bastard.

Gincision Sat 28-Oct-17 13:18:25

Our cunting dishwasher.

It's better than its predecessor which may moved the muck about. But the way it's installed means the bottom rack doesn't run in and out easily. It keeps sticking and gives me the rage

MyKingdomForACaramel Sat 28-Oct-17 13:22:04

@mirime - oh is it the Samsung- with the tune that sounds like something that should be a kids tv theme tune! Gives me the rage!

MyKingdomForACaramel Sat 28-Oct-17 13:23:07

@mono - it only seems to work for me once the firestick is already on- can't actually turn the fucking thing on without proper remote! Infuriating

DarthMaiden Sat 28-Oct-17 13:23:42

Tin opener.

I’m so glad that most tins no longer require them but when I have one that does I give an inward sigh and grab the opener which invariably proves to be a PITA.

Yes I should buy a better one, but given I use it so rarely I can’t be bothered grin

mygorgeousmilo Sat 28-Oct-17 13:24:56

Overly sensitive tumble dryer, fucking twat!! “Ooh I’m done!” “Ooh this stuff is too heavy!” “Your stuff is dry - notttt!”
If I’m on my own, I let the rage towards it just flow grin

Judashascomeintosomemoney Sat 28-Oct-17 13:25:50

The tossing tumble dryer that beeps every tossing time my bum touches a chair for a rare sit down! It’s watching me.

Judashascomeintosomemoney Sat 28-Oct-17 13:26:35

Ha ha x post grin

MuffinMad Sat 28-Oct-17 13:26:55

My upright Dyson.
Having to unplug it and plug it in again because the cord doesn’t stretch.
The tube/pipe thing that the attachments go on is so springy and stiff that you need to have muscles like Popeyes to use it.
The way it always manages to wrap its cord around my legs and I get tangled or very bruised trying to disentangle myself.
And even though it does do a good job, I absolutely hate it.

I want a new one. Don’t care what type,as long as it’s cordless. grin

NoCryLilSoftSoft Sat 28-Oct-17 13:30:13

The fucking halogen oven. Fantastic speedy dinners, so easy to clean but by Christ they really Made it hard to actually get the food onto your plate. Two tiers and this flimsy little hooky thing to lift the top tier out. It falls. Every single time and the food clatters to the floor signalling the dog that his dinner is ready hmm also, nothing to cook chips on. The racks are too widely spaced so chips fall down to the bottom and don’t cook. Between that and the dog getting very fat I had to stop using it. Going to sell it. Pity because it was really useful otherwise.

MyKingdomForACaramel Sat 28-Oct-17 14:00:45

Ah a cordless Hoover would change my life (well DHs life - he does he vacuuming)

rayman15 Sat 28-Oct-17 14:03:33

Firestick controller for me too. It just literally vanishes. So I’ve now downloaded the remote control app to my phone and use that

LRL2017 Sat 28-Oct-17 14:03:45

Oh yes know the Samsung washing machine tune well... funny husband never hears it!!!!

midnightflowers Sat 28-Oct-17 14:05:13

The fucking washing machine. I spent 5 minutes swearing at it to unlock the bloody door when it had finished.
Why does it takes so long?!

WineAndTiramisu Sat 28-Oct-17 14:18:01

The microwave, it beeps until you open the door after it's finished, very loudly! DP worked out how to make it only beep for 30 seconds but that's still a bloody long time!
Then it beeps if you haven't turned it off. I'm going to throw a saucepan through it one day...

SisyphusHadItEasy Sat 28-Oct-17 14:21:29

Tin opener here, too. Have to torque the damn handles or it just rotates on the rim until it falls off.

Yes, I could buy another one, but I am stingy, and won't do that until the one I have dies completely.

I am fiendishly plotting its demise in the most creative ways.

Turquoisetamborine Sat 28-Oct-17 14:29:33

I have the shittest dishwasher which can’t even accommodate full sized plates so you have to sort of lean them on their sides but not on top of each other or they won’t clean. The bottom tray doesn’t run smoothly in and out either. I’ve never had a good dishwasher and I’ve had a few.

Those with hoover rage should get the GTech Air ram, it’s amazing. I’m never going back!

Efnisien Sat 28-Oct-17 14:32:21

Cheese grater--violent bastard thlgrin

BitOutOfPractice Sat 28-Oct-17 14:39:31

My washing machine beeps to tell me it’s finished. Then it beeps again. And again and again and a-fucking-gain. I can be heard shouting at it to shut the fuck up in response

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