The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

remoteThe remote control is the best thing ever invented. How did we ever get along without this spectacular gadget? I vaguely remember getting up from the couch and walking all the way to the television to change the channel. Or I would wait until someone walked by and begged them to change the channel for me. If the remote became misplaced now days, I will spend twenty minutes looking for it, rather than change the channel myself. If I can’t find it then I will just go read a book. It’s not worth the hassle without the remote. I would like to know who the person is that sets the remote on top of the tv? The purpose of the remote is to not go near the tv. One time at the grocery store as I was digging through my purse for my wallet, I find the remote. OK, whose the wise guy (or girl)?


I remember having to have a remote for the television, one for the VCR. Some people would have a coffee table full of remotes. They now make remotes that work for your tv and dish/cable, so you only have t hunt for one. We once had a recliner that would eat the remotes. You would have to put the leg rest up and go around back and stick your hand in the loose part of the material and fish around until you found it, praying the whole time that your toddler wouldn’t come over and put the leg rest back down.


Have you noticed there are remotes for everything? Why do people need a remote for their car stereo?  When riding in the car, drivers and passengers are just an arms length away from the stereo. What happens if one misplaces the remote while one is driving? That’s an accident waiting to happen! There are also remotes for shades. What? I don’t even know what to say about those.

2 thoughts on “The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

    1. The thing that would wake me up was the sign offs before we had 24 hr programming. There was a shrill noise and then they would show test patterns

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