Interuptions Are Liable To Cause Waves

@wolfie34 (26791)
United Kingdom
July 22, 2007 8:19am CST
Do you get fed up with the unwanted comments when you are trying to watch your favourite programme? You sit down to relax and then someone starts interrupting you? Or they start asking you about the characters, and what is going on? You know they don't watch it or they only watch it a few times and then they want an update whilst your watching it, NOT afterwards or during the break even, but when it's on and you're trying to enjoy it! Or if it's a film and it's half way through and they want a update, do you stop the film and explain it to them, do you tell them what is happening with the film still on or do you tell them to shut up you're watching it?
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@weemam (13377)
22 Jul 07
I am getting fly in my old age pal , If there is a programme I am really looking forward to or my soaps I watch all the time , then I set the video and tape it even if I atching it at the same time , It is not so much hubby and Ross but my phone has a terrible habbit of ringing right in the middle of me enjoying it , So take a tip pal , keep the video at the ready and the remote handy , Saves a lot of frustration pal xxxx
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
23 Jul 07
I can use skyplus digital to pause live play but it still annoys me, cos I keep stopping it to explain what's going on, now he gives up and lets me watch it, but he says I need to talk to you or can you tell me in the break LOL!
@weemam (13377)
23 Jul 07
just tell him politly that you are taping it and you are going to loose the thread of it yourself and that he is very welcome to the tape when it is finished , go on I dare you lol xxx PS I will try that too honest xxx
@mummymo (23707)
23 Jul 07
I HATE when people do that! I very rarely watch tv with no distractions but you can bet when I do someone always waits til the best part to try and ask me what is going on grrrrrrrrr! I usually try and blank them out but if it is my gran I have to try and explain everything to her and by the time she is half following the plot it has finished and I don't know what is going on anymore! lol Maybe that is why I only usually watch anything with one eye and don't get too involved! xxxx
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
23 Jul 07
I should by now have inherit my housemate's 'selective hearing' he hears what he wants to hear but when I nag him he goes deaf on me!
23 Jul 07
Oooohhh, you have hit a nerve!! My son is the worlds worst at this. Whenever we watch something together he constantly asks me what was just said, what has happened or that he doesn't understand. I do try to stay patient but when he goes on and on it drives me insane. If its a film or programme with adverts I do not get any peace even during the breaks. He then critcises every advert that comes on, even if its the one he criticised earlier on. I can now predict when he is going to speak and what he is going to say. Now I mute the adverts, its ashame your special remote isn't available because I would mute him too!!! Love him!!!!!
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
23 Jul 07
We'd have to have spare mute buttons, as they'd be worn out in no time at all!
@yanjiaren (9050)
22 Jul 07
Oh I must be a really annoying git lol because I think I do that when I come to watch tv with my sister. Heheh Soory to be an annoying brat but I promise if I ever come to visit my BigBrov Wolfie I will be as quiet as a mouse lol hahha
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
23 Jul 07
I think it only annoys me because it's him! Anyone else I don't mind, but the fact that it's him asking LOL! After 3 years I've lost any patience I have with him!
@rosie_123 (6118)
22 Jul 07
LOL - my beloved Eduardo does that all the time! He doesn't really want to know or care - he just does it because he think it's fun to wind me up.......! Luckily it doesn't happen much, as neither of us watch much TV, but one thing I do like to watch is "Neighbours" at 5.30pm (it kind of relaxes me for half an hour after a day at work), and if he's home in time he invariably starts asking me daft questions! I usually just tell him to "F*** off" (in the nicest possible way of course(!), or throw something at him! It doesn't really bother me though - in fact we usually end up laughing!!! And I can always get my own back trying to "distract" him when he's watching his beloved football - I will leave my distraction methods to your imagination, but he doesn't complain so much - LOL! I guess it's a bit of a minor, petty annoyance at times, but I wouldn't get stressed about it - life's too short:-))
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
23 Jul 07
Thanks Rosie, you made me laugh, yes life is too short xx
@Naomi17 (624)
22 Jul 07
I hate the phone ringing and i have to ask hubby whats happened we are both irritated, me because i've missed out on seeing whats happened him because i want to know what happened whilst i was gone lol You can guarantee i've got a drink something to munch on and i'm chilling and the phone rings HOW RUDE!! Hubby just won't budge and answer it lol one time i ignored it and my daughter was ringing both my mobile and the home phone as she was bored she also gets very grumpy because she thinks i should be here 24/7 lol
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
23 Jul 07
I always let the answering machine take the calls, it also filters them too, so I can avoid it when I'm watching my soaps or if I know it's my housemate ringing LOL!
@raydene (9874)
• United States
22 Jul 07
Sweets, just politely tell the person to wait until the show is over and you will discuss it and that if they interupt you will not see the show or have anything to discuss! I usuall say..shushhhhh...I'm missing the best part...w will talk after! Hugs
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul 07
I make a point of rewinding the bit I missed when my housemate started yakking, just to prove a point, he usually gets the message! Thankfully I can pause live tv thanks to Sky digital!
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
22 Jul 07
Yes I do- This happens to me all the time- by my sig. other- I swear he doesn't want to watch the show- and I get so into it from week to week- then 3 weeks into the show he will start to watch and ask questions throughout- ARGHH--- I don't mind explaining to him on breaks or after the show but not during- He is also that way with movies- It's like he is watching it with me- but doesn't get it at times- sure there are movies that I don't get either- but I don't interrupt to ask questions! he does- I now give him the "look" and he waits! lol
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul 07
Good for you, make him wait and enjoy!
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I don't have quite that problem since I live alone(most of the time), wolfie. I do, however, have a best friend who always tunes in late, then has to phone me to bring her up to speed on what has happened up to that point. I guess it's pretty much the same thing. I do find it annoying, but I will not allow her to hold me on the phone while the show is on.
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul 07
Another reason why I want to live alone LOL!
• Malaysia
23 Jul 07
yeah sometimes i get irritated when someone starts talking to me about something when i'm watching something. or if they start to ask what's happening and stuff, they complain they don't understand the story etc and ask me to explain what's going on or who's who..ugh. most of the times i'll quickly update them and ask them to watch the show, i'm not going to miss it! haha..
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• United States
23 Jul 07
You know what I HATE? When my mom or dad or both are SO interupting us watching our favorite shows. But the moment one of theirs is on we can NOT say a thing during it or they yell at us! Its like WHY can you DO IT but we CANT DO IT? This is what I hate most of all!
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@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I think its very rude to interupt someone . I think they should either watch it or not...If they are going to stay there then they should do it quietly and show some respect....I especialy hate that when its something you cant rewind or start over and they cause you to miss it.....
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
22 Jul 07
Wolfie Darling that is the most annoying thing and I used to hate that I just used to tell the Person to be quiet while I am watching it as they normally do not watch it which is not my Problem. Then I used to ignore them if they carried on asking and if I could not hear the TV I would not turn it up
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22 Jul 07
I am more likely to be the one doing the interrupting! I am always talking to the TV. I like watching films with my daughter and we talk all the way through about where we have seen the actors before, what we think will happen next, what did he say? when one of us could not hear properly. We do try and wait for a non-talking bit so we don't miss too much else and do have the benefit of a pause button. I am always interrupting her watching things by asking about what she wants for tea etc. as it is the only time I get to talk to her usually.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
22 Jul 07
Oh I know what you mean. Sometimes my hubby would just bother me when I am watching a good show but I don't bother him when he's watching a good show. I would just sometimes tell my hubby to wait til the commercial to come on then he can bother me (LOL) also when my nephew pops up every now and then and I was watching a good show and ended up missing the show. (grr)
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@lols189 (4797)
24 Aug 07
i hate to be interrupted when i am watching something good on tv. if i do manage to get interrupted i will tell the person to shut it till the programme has finished lol
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
22 Jul 07
Welcome to my world wolfie. It seems like every one around me acts the way you described. If it is a drama series, i usually do not answer them, and they catch the point. But if we are talking about a dvd movie, i usually stop the movie explain them everything, who are the charecters, who against who and so on. And then i rewind it and start seeing it with them from the begining.