After the time’s up on our microwave, it continues to beep every 10 seconds or so until the door’s opened. I understand that the function is designed to be helpful, but the beeping is annoying and has led to me talking to the machine far more often than can be healthy, and even snapping at it
daily every now and then (“I GET IT, YOU’RE DONE!! You may have
noticed that I have my hands full right now, so just CHILL OUT, MAN!!! Gosh.”).
I think if it spoke rather than beeped I’d be far more grateful for its reminders - just a sweet, “I’m so sorry to interrupt you, you’re obviously very busy! I’m just letting you know the broccoli’s still in here – wouldn’t want you to discover it tomorrow and realise you’d left it out! Smells great, by the way!”
I thought we’d all be getting around on hoverboards by now; surely polite and chatty microwaves can’t be too far off?