I look back, wistfully, to the days when my house did not beep at me. I can't open the oven without a fire alarm sounding. I can't leave something sit in the microwave without it beeping five times every thirty seconds. I can't do laundry without the washer beeping when the load finishes, then every two minutes after that. The dryer just beeps when it is done, than thankfully shuts up.
This is a pet peeve of mine: machines that try to think for me. Why do the people who make these products think that consumers want these annoyances?
Microsoft is guilty of a few of these as well. Take autofill. If I type an address like:
1368 Main Street
I do not want to have it indented and the next line automatically started with 1369. The same is true of autocorrect. Sure, it isn't bad when it take my "hte" and corrects it to "the." But there are other words or names that I mean to spell the way I did, and I don't want the computer to second uess me.
I know I am not alone here. If you were going to tell the designer of some product that their convenience is really a pain in the ass, what would it be?