1.28.2010

Day 161--- Curse of the Channel Changer..


Hello again friends... I hope that everyone has had a swell day thus far, and if you are just beginning your day when you read this I hope that it is nice from here on out... Now, that I have gotten the formalities out of the way it is time to introduce the character of the day... The constant channel changer, almost every family has one...

If you have ever sat down with a group of people in front of the TV and not been in charge of the remote, you have no doubt had to put up with the likes of one of these people... They always manage to keep a show on just long enough for me to get into it and then before you know it they are on to a different channel... Usually with some snide remark about the show that I had just become unknowingly attached to... As they sit there surfing through the channels all I can think is what I am now missing back on the first channel... Even if the first stop was an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air that I have seen 20 times.

I cant imagine what these people would have don't pre-remote control, certainly they could have walked up to the TV every time they wanted to put something else on but most of the people I know are far too lazy for that... Including myself of course... I have turned on the TV before and then sat down realizing I had left the controller on top of the TV and ended up sitting through an entire Lifetime movie just because I didn't feel like standing back up...

What about before there were even multiple channels to turn to? These times would have been torture for them, stuck only being able to click through 3 channels, this really would have been awful during the 5 O'clock News... Or if they would have been playing M.A.S.H, Designing Women, and a Hockey Game at the same time... OK I am aware that these probably were not out at the same time, nor were they out during the days of only 3 channels, but can you imagine the horror?...

These channel changing demons also always seem to find a way to be controlling the radio/CD/MP3 when I am in the car... Every seventeen seconds, mid-chorus belting voice for me, they are on to the next station or song... Its ridiculous... I am curious if they even know how any of the songs or shows end that they are constantly turning off... It starts to seem like a nervous tick, like something they are doing without even knowing... This is why I suggest to learn who these people are before you give them access to such a position of control... Once you learn who they are there are certain precautions that you can do to make sure they have less control... For instance, beating them into the room and removing the batteries from anything that they may try and use... In the car you are just going to have to deal with it for now, I cant think of anything safe that would keep them from switching things up on you...

Seriously though, this problem is like the most telling form of adult A.D.D. I wonder if they are the same way with books and other things of entertainment nature... Five minutes in one book and then they are onto the magazine for a few, after looking at the pictures on one page they get out the coloring book and go to town... For people with this short of an attention span this is what I recommend the highest... Not too much thought, and in reality no one will even mind if you cant stay in the lines, which lets face it, you probably wont... If you guys think of any other creative ways to deal with these people please do tell...

PS. please make sure to come back between Sunday and Wednesday to Vote for my DR. Seuss post... I have not started yet but I'm sure it will be... Seussical...

8 comments:

LMJ said...

muuuaahahahahahhaaaa!! I was wondering when you were going to do a post about me!!!
XD

I am the biggest remote control CONTROL freak ever!! I hate commercials (no DVR), so I am constantly changing the channel and usually get stuck in another show and forget what I was watching before.
I'm asshole when it comes to watching TV with others.

Hubby hates it, but he knows better than to mess with my remote control!!! IT'S MINE! MINE! MINE!

angel6033 said...

lol @ LMJ...I am totally like that too I have remote control ADD lol. I need to change it all the time mostly cause of commericals. I like having control of it as well ...

ScoMan said...

I think in the car you make them sit in the back. Even if it's just the two of you. "It'll be fun. Like I'm a chauffeur. People will think you're someone rich or famous"

I do have a friend like this. Or you'll just be getting into a movie and he'll say "Oh, I've seen this! Yeah.. *explain the rest of the plot of the movie including the surprise twist at the end*" *Change the channel*

If you're going to change the channel anyway, don't ruin a good DVD hire for us at the same time.

crystal wine glasses said...

more powerful than mine,when they change channel I get the same programme as them,all... There is usually a way to change the identity of the remote and receiver. It's used in just this situation.

Christy said...

Hahahaha, I am not too compulsive with this. Usually, if I do switch between channels, it's only between like, 2 different channels because there are a select few channels that I watch, and I can't decide which show I'd rather watch so I'll flip between two...

Kyle said...

When I am driving I tend to have radio ADD. My ex-girlfriend used to hate it. Maybe that's why she's my EX-girlfriend...

crystal wine glasses said...

What is the radio channel to listen to a pioneer cd fm 128 12 disk cd changer?
i cant find the radio station to listen to the cd changer

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