A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from August 05, 2019
“The fact that microwaves still do not have a volume button for the beeps is amazing”

Many microwaves do not have a volume button (although some do have one). “Microwaves need a volume button… especially in the mornings. It’s loud enough to wake everyone up! #oatmeal #breakfast” was posted on Twitter by “a new day is on the horizon” on May 6, 2009. “I plan on making millions off of inventing the first microwave with a fucking volume button” was posted on Twitter by “馃憜馃徑He is your leader” on August 11, 2011.

“The fact that microwaves still do not have a volume button for the beeps is amazing” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on August 5, 2019.


Twitter
a new day is on the horizon
@arnold
Microwaves need a volume button… especially in the mornings. It’s loud enough to wake everyone up! #oatmeal #breakfast
9:46 AM 路 May 6, 2009路Cloudhopper

Twitter
savvy
@_savsmiles
#imsotired that i thought my microwave had a volume button, #fail.
12:32 AM 路 Aug 19, 2010路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
馃憜馃徑He is your leader
@MrUnattainable
I plan on making millions off of inventing the first microwave with a fucking volume button.
2:33 AM 路 Aug 11, 2011路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
King Darrell
@OriginalKingD
Seriously microwaves need a volume button, all them loud ass beeps
9:30 PM 路 Sep 1, 2012路Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Gaby Dube
@gabyydubee
there should be a volume button for how loud the microwave beeps
2:13 AM 路 Dec 21, 2014路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
sleepy baby
@sdarockr
Microwaves should have a volume button
1:22 AM 路 Aug 15, 2015路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Rizo the Engineer*
@_Rizology
Seriously though. Its 2015. Why hasn’t anyone invented a volume button for the microwave? Those beeps be set to “angry black woman”
1:19 AM 路 Sep 24, 2015路Twitter for Android

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/fliangi December 8, 2016
There should be a mute button for microwaves.
For those with napping children and mid night snackers.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/IIReignManII July 9, 2017
Do microwave companies have a legit reason to make the doors/buttons the loudest shit ever
COMMENTS
bkc60
I always said they should have a mute button. Like I don’t need an alarm to remind me I microwaved something for 10 seconds but some times it’s useful.
SatansPal
Mine has a mute button, different volume settings too

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/shaylynn93 December 8, 2017
There should be a mute button on the microwave for when people are sleeping.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/TheChatCenter August 5, 2019
The fact that microwaves still do not have a volume button for the beeps is amazing
COMMENTS
rixonium
Most of them have a button combination to make them silent. Fun fact, before I knew this I opened mine up and pulled out the speaker. Works perfectly and silently (shift worker).

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, August 05, 2019 • Permalink