I don’t know where your trees grow Dave, but I also have issues. The lumber I use has the uncanny ability to force my saw to the wrong side of the line- AND it won’t even tell me ! Very aggravating for the first couple of minutes, but pretty funny later in the day.
My piece of wood has also shown some serious attitude problems, I have now consigned it to the firewood pile as a punishment … I may reprieve it after a few days of quite reflection. I hope it will learn from this and moderate its behavior [:-)]