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October 19th, 2005
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Dimmer switches, and other domestics
You know those little things in life that drive you mad about your adorable other half? Whether the toilet seat is up or down, whether the loo roll is at the front or the back, whether the coffee jar lives on top of the sugar jar or vice versa? Things where every time you see it it bugs you, and you turn it back the other way round so it can bug them instead? Most of the time I think there might not actually be a right answer, and so I make up more and more spurious "facts" why my random choice is the one true way and M's is the spawn of satan.

The current Weathertop trivia is the dimmer switch. And so, as thinking rational adults, we have decided that we will not be minutely annoyed by the dimmer switch every time we turn the light on. We will admit that neither of us actually has a clue about what is electrically best for the light switch. So we will ASK LIVEJOURNAL and we will abide by the informed consensus of our readers. Yes, even if that means I have to change my habits of a life time and frob the switch the way he prefers it frobbed.

So do go and vote on emperor's poll. I know you're all intelligent, so you're bound to agree with me as to what the right way is.

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From:emperor
Date:October 19th, 2005 11:39 am (UTC)
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TICKYBOX!

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From:ewx
Date:October 19th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
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Why is eye-gouging markup so popular lately?
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From:cartesiandaemon
Date:October 19th, 2005 12:17 pm (UTC)
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Woo! What a sensible approach. Some people might think it was tedious to check, but regardless of how significant the bulb is, you'll both be immensely happier when not having a niggling feeling you're doing something wrong.

And everyone else can get the beneift of the answer too.
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From:mair_aw
Date:October 19th, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC)
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next up, poll on spoons? :)
From:yrieithydd
Date:October 19th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
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Most of the time I think there might not actually be a right answer, and so I make up more and more spurious "facts" why my random choice is the one true way and M's is the spawn of satan.

[Grins] I've come up with a few of them in my time. My logic wrt toilet seats is that everyone sits on the loo at least some of the time therefore it needs to be down more than 50% of the time so it's best to leave it in that position. My alternative is that the most logical solution is always to put the lid down too and then both people have to move something every time!

BTW you might be amused by the fact that Ann commented on Friday evening when I got in that she could tell I'd had a man round because the loo seat was up!
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From:miss_next
Date:October 19th, 2005 01:00 pm (UTC)
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*grin* I have a male friend who inevitably closes the lid after use. There always has to be an exception!
From:rmc28
Date:October 19th, 2005 01:30 pm (UTC)
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Loo seats should clearly be left in the position last used. That minimises the faff generally. Sometimes boys want the seat down too.
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From:dunkyb
Date:October 19th, 2005 02:25 pm (UTC)
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This reminds me of a book I'm planning to write someday.

"How Toilet Seats work and other simple problems"

It will be a guide to simple stuff around the house, such as how to move a toilet seat to the 'up' position (say if a girl lived in a male majority household), open a bottle of wine, clean the gutters and other tasks that most women I know seem sure is 'Man's Work'.

I'm guessing it'll probably be in the style of the worst case scenario handbooks.
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From:mair_aw
Date:October 19th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
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how do you open a bottle of wine? I'm particularly interested in the scenario where you insert a pen-knife corkscrew because it's the only one you've got, and it snaps off.
From:cjp39
Date:October 19th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
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I'm a bit freaked out that you and emperor have essentially the same user picture for these two posts. Who is wearing those socks? I assume this was discussed before I joined LJ...
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From:atreic
Date:October 19th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
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Me wearing the socks, Emp took the pictures
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From:robert_jones
Date:October 19th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Is it worrying that my first reaction to that icon is, "Nice legs," and it is only on my second reaction that I notice the unusual socks?
From:neonchameleon
Date:October 19th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
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*blinks*. It's not often we agree and even less oftenI suspect, we have the same reactions.
From:nina321
Date:October 19th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
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Are those your legs?
I think I'm in love with them...
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From:emperor
Date:October 20th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
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hahaha! I have the best fiancee in the world :-)
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