Posted by BeachThunder (13135 posts) 1 year, 11 months ago

Poll: Do you usually let the microwave beep or do you stop it before it beeps? (173 votes)

Let it beep 34%
Stop it before it beeps 57%
- 9%

This is important.

#1 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1169 posts) -

Let it beep. Also, people who open the door before it beeps but don't bother to shut it afterwards and cancel the cycle (especially in office rec-rooms) should be fucking shot.

#3 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

You're assuming that there's an instance where it doesn't beep.

#4 Posted by Daneian (1306 posts) -

Right at the beep so i don't have to hit stop.

#5 Posted by Darson (470 posts) -

I try to beat it. I don't believe in the "cool-down period". I want my hot pocket hot.

#6 Posted by Garfield518 (405 posts) -

I'm not an asshole, so I stop it before the beep if people are sleeping.

#7 Edited by MOAB (435 posts) -


- (Your vote)

#8 Edited by RazielCuts (3064 posts) -

I let it beep and then proceed to forget about it most of the time, which kind of negates the whole 'beeping' thing.

#9 Edited by JackSukeru (6099 posts) -

I stop it. Mine beeps too loud and too many fucking times for me not to do it whenever I can.

#10 Posted by chainreaction01 (188 posts) -

I try to stop it from beeping or else it will go ahead and beep a few more times despite me opening the door.

#11 Posted by HerbieBug (4228 posts) -

Before. Always. I stare at it the entire time it's on, too.

#12 Posted by crusader8463 (14744 posts) -

I always try to stop it before the beep, but sometimes I'm just in a devil-may-care mindset and I let that fucker beep.

#13 Posted by Immunity (80 posts) -

This got me thinking. What happens if you let the microwave go for as long as it can? Like just slam on the 9 until your microwave cant take anymore and start it up. Probably nothing, but has anyone actually tried this?

Anyway, yeah I stop it.

#14 Edited by JasonR86 (10006 posts) -

Beeps is for bitches.

#15 Edited by mlarrabee (3220 posts) -

Just after the timer reads zero but before the beep.

But lately I've been waiting until it starts chirping to remind me.

#16 Posted by vinone (150 posts) -

I have to clear it if I don't let it hit zero.

#17 Posted by TranceQuina (190 posts) -

If anyone in the house is asleep I open the door before the beep. Otherwise, beep on.

#18 Posted by ShaggE (7149 posts) -

Right at the beep. If I'm microwaving, it means I'm probably famished, so I gotta shave that millisecond off lest I instantly desiccate and die horribly. Well, maybe not, but nothing stretches the perception of time quite like a slowly rotating Hot Pocket.

#19 Edited by Wacomole (967 posts) -

I usually stop mine before the beeps as it does 5 really loud ones.

I tend to stop it on 007 'cos that's just how I am!

If not, I just put about 3 or 4 mins on the timer and stop it when I think it's had enough

#20 Posted by Rafaelfc (1778 posts) -

I live for the BEEP!!!!

#21 Posted by TheHT (12336 posts) -

If it's late I'll try and stop it before it finishes. Otherwise beep on.

#22 Posted by bushpusherr (944 posts) -

I'm usually doing other shit while the microwave is running, like preparing a drink or clearing my desk or something, so I just let that shit beep.

#23 Posted by 49th (3041 posts) -

Speaking words of wisdom, let it beep

Let it beep, let it beep

#24 Posted by Icicle7x3 (1242 posts) -

I need that beep.

#25 Edited by WickedFather (1694 posts) -

I always put 666 in for the cooking time. Used to drive a girl I lived with in the first year of uni up the wall because she thought it really meant something.

#26 Posted by Sumbog (548 posts) -

im doing other shit, got no time to watch my food cook. LET IT BEEP

#27 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2167 posts) -

I stop it before it beeps if people are sleeping, because our microwaves beep is god damned incredible.

#28 Posted by Xearo (62 posts) -

I always try to catch it before it beeps, I'm usually the only person awake pass 10pm in my house, which is the most likely time I'll use a microwave

#29 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2031 posts) -

I open the door right when it hits zero and clears the time. It's the little things that make you feel awesome sometimes.

#30 Posted by PatODay (299 posts) -


I do the same thing. It's inexplicably fun to try and stop it right as time runs out and before the beeps start.

#31 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2067 posts) -

I make the microwave spin the other way.

But I think I let it stop and beep more than I actually personally stop it. I guess it depends on how I'm feeling.

#32 Edited by PatODay (299 posts) -

I make the microwave spin the other way.

I heard they do that naturally South of the Equator.

#33 Posted by TopSteer (704 posts) -

I try to stop it JUST as it's about to hit 0:00. If I do it just right, I'll see 0:00, but not hear the beeps. It's a dumb little game I play with myself, I guess.

Yeah pretty much this if I'm close enough to it. I guess it's just part ocd and not wanting to hear the beeping.

#34 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

You're assuming that there's an instance where it doesn't beep.

If it's beeping constantly, it's probably some sort of alarm system or stopwatch and not actually a microwave. Don't eat those burritos.

#35 Edited by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -


How did you know that my wrist watch can emit microwaves?

#36 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -
#37 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4745 posts) -

stop that biz.

#38 Edited by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -
#39 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -


That's your other watch plus your other, other watch that is also a miniatureizer. It's like you don't understand timepieces at all!

#40 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -


I only have so much room on my arm, and I don't have enough money for them fancy digital watches. Analog, baby.

#41 Posted by supamon (1339 posts) -

I try to stop it JUST as it's about to hit 0:00. If I do it just right, I'll see 0:00, but not hear the beeps. It's a dumb little game I play with myself, I guess.

Same here!

#42 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Analog, baby.

Not as creepy with a baby with a literal clock for a face but good enough.

#43 Posted by ch3burashka (5520 posts) -

Not enough of you are OCD, like the cool kids.