I’m going there, so be ready! Below are the two things that drive me nuts and I have observed them mostly from men. That being said I can’t blame them completely, women are known to be guilty of both as well.
1. Opening the oven door while something is cooking, even though they have nothing to do with the cooking process.
Let me break this down for you. You are in the kitchen cooking up a storm for your family or guests. You have stuff going in every which direction, but you know exactly what is happening in every stage. Then out of know where a random walks in. I call these people randoms because they are pointless to the cooking process and have nothing to do with it. So they walk in and sick their nose around the room and then fling the door to the oven wide open to check out what is cooking inside.
I don’t know your oven works, but mine cooks food by heating up a confined area sealed on all sides. You break that seal, heat escapes. It just disappeared out that opening leaving cooler air behind. Think of a house in the winter, you have doors and windows sealing in the heat coming from the furnace, but when you open the front door the heat escapes and leaves you house cooler.
Why this is an issue in the kitchen is because food needs to cook at a constant heat. You open the door, it doesn’t. Sure not all food needs too, but I want to eat on time.
So the next time you go wondering in a kitchen where someone else is cook, don’t touch the oven. Don’t even think about it. If of course you have to, you the oven light, that is what they are for.
2. This one is the biggy. Put down the lid on the toilet seat!
I will open with an example of another situation: When you take the peanut butter out of the cupboard, you take the lid off. You then smear peanut butter on your bread and eat. Once you are done you put the lid back on the peanut butter jar and put it away.
See what happens there, the lid, which isn’t even attached to the jar, goes back on the jar. It is a rather amazing series of events, which is why it boggles me that the lid, which is attached to the toilet, is never put back down.
Now ladies I’m sure you can relate in terms of the toilet seat, but I would like to point out most of you are bad for not putting the lid down either. The shoe is on the other foot now.
So the next time you visiting the throne, do it right thing and put the LID back down on the toilet. It is less effort then having to screw the lid on a peanut butter jar, so I’m not sure what the issue is here.
These are my two rants and as I’m sure you are wondering, yes, I do have OCD tendencies. But seriously, this makes sense.