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Growl [Aug. 9th, 2005|06:27 am]
[Current Mood |irritatedirritated]

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.

[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: zarhooie
2005-08-09 12:25 pm (UTC)
Then just start taking everything they leave out hostage? Eventually you will have a stockpile and they must come to you like the library and if the movies are not put back in their case, they will be charged a fine. or something. *blink*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-08-09 12:33 pm (UTC)
If it were just the kids, maybe. But mostly it's the husband unit, and that's not a dynamic I want to be pursuing.
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[User Picture]From: zarhooie
2005-08-09 12:38 pm (UTC)
Then may I recommend you burn yourself personal copies of the DVDs so that when their copies are all scratched and unwatchable, you don't have to suffer? *petpet*
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[User Picture]From: cindyg
2005-08-09 02:50 pm (UTC)
Totally agree with the suggestion above -- burning yourself personal copies. My problem with the husband unit is that, while he does put the discs away, the way he handles the discs! Fingerprint smudges, slightly bending the discs, minor scratches. It drives me nuts, who treats each DVD like spun glass.

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