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Growl [Aug. 9th, 2005|06:27 am]
Zoethe
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I usually try to avoid bitching in my journal, but this morning I can't help it. I have one simple question:

Why are the members of my family fundamentally opposed to putting the DVDs back into their damned cases and back onto the damned shelves?

I spent a good portion of my precious morning hour-to-myself sorting through stacks of stray DVDs and empty cases, trying to match everything back together. As it is, most of two seasons of South Park are missing, and I have the disk for Red Dwarf VI but no case. I have made specific requests that this be done, which have been pooh-poohed as an overly anal-retentive streak on my part.

We paid good money for these things. Why is it not worth the extra 6 seconds to make certain that they can be located and still work te next time you want to view them?

This is a huge pet peeve of mine, and a battle I fear I will never win. But, damn, it frustrates the hell out of me.
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[User Picture]From: hopeevey
2005-08-09 10:37 am (UTC)
From your mouth to God's ear. That drives me nuts.
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[User Picture]From: teya_uk
2005-08-09 10:38 am (UTC)
ditto
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[User Picture]From: ladyoflight2004
2005-08-09 10:46 am (UTC)
I'm with you. I can never understand why it is so difficult for my husband to replace the dvd in it's case or the video in its jacket. I've given up nagging about it, but it still infuriates me.
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[User Picture]From: momlady
2005-08-09 10:46 am (UTC)
Putting away CD's was something I always tried to instill in my daughter as she was growing up...She's 24 and she still doesn't put them away....Frustrated? Yep! Oh well, she pays for them now...
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[User Picture]From: zarhooie
2005-08-09 10:51 am (UTC)
Psst..... hide the ones they watch the most and hold them hostage.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-08-09 12:24 pm (UTC)
I don't see that as being effective. They watch a little of everything.
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[User Picture]From: losgunna
2005-08-09 10:53 am (UTC)
I'd be mean, and each time you find one out of it's case, etc, I'd take that one away. Make a nice stash somewhere, and see what happens as their pile of watchable dvd's dwindles down to nothing.
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[User Picture]From: littlebuhnee
2005-08-09 11:52 am (UTC)
My husband does this. It drives me batshit insane. What's worse, after a certain point of having them all over, I just say "screw it" and do the same damned thing myself. :P
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-08-09 12:25 pm (UTC)
That was me this morning.
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From: ethangilchrist
2005-08-09 12:19 pm (UTC)
I cannot for the life of me understand why people don't at least put CDs/DVDs at least in a case even if it's not the right one. At least it's protected anyway. I loathe people who leave the just laying out. Grrrrr...

Hell I got my playstation 1 something like 6 or 7 years ago and the game I bought that day still looks new.
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[User Picture]From: dawntreader90
2005-08-09 03:23 pm (UTC)
that's also very annoying because when you want to listen to CD 1 and open the case to find a different CD, you have to hunt for CD case 2. which of course... isn't either of the CD cases that are now open.

it's gotten better, but then, i have a separate rack for my CDs as opposed to his. i put mine back in the way i want them. he can put his back in any ol' way HE wants to.
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[User Picture]From: servermonkey
2005-08-09 12:48 pm (UTC)
Damned straight!

That drives me fucking nuts!
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[User Picture]From: ohhjuliet
2005-08-09 12:54 pm (UTC)
The same policy applies in my house. I've explained numerous times that DVDs are not disposable and that we don't watch them once and then recycle them into coasters. Two out of the three Jurassic Park films are not working properly... these are my son's favorite movies of all time. He suggest I buy him new copies. I suggested that he should not suggest that anymore...
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-08-09 01:00 pm (UTC)
Amen, sister.

-1em
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[User Picture]From: aehallh
2005-08-09 01:14 pm (UTC)
ditto
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From: crystalsage
2005-08-09 01:20 pm (UTC)
*sigh*

Glad to know I'm not the only one that deals with that. 3 kids and several DVD players in my family. I find them EVERYwhere. And then they whine when their favorite movie is unwatchable because of the scratches. Duh.

I feel your pain. Bah.
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[User Picture]From: lurkerwithout
2005-08-09 01:34 pm (UTC)
My family is that way with the cordless phones. They'll just leave the damned things lying wherever they are when they finish their call...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-08-09 01:36 pm (UTC)
I must confess that we are ALL bad about that one.
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[User Picture]From: gythiawulfie
2005-08-09 01:52 pm (UTC)

Well

I don't know, but I have the same issue with my daughter
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