My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Happy Superbowl Sunday

Am I the only one that gets so overwhelmed with this little gadget - the remote control. It doesn't seem to matter how many college degrees or certifications I get ... I still can't figure this out! It's tactile - can't blame it on the blindness. I am constantly forgetting how to get it to go on to a channel - thus, while I am writing on this specific title right now - only one home and the connection is lost. It's not that it hasn't been explained to me multiple times. I'm told to stand about 5 feet away point it at the tv ... its overwhelming! Please ten people comment that they also have the same issue!

7 comments:

risingup1moretimeandmakinglifecount said...

I'll comment!!!! You're fun! Yes, Yes, Oh Yes I feel your pain sister. As a matter of fact I was just trying a few minutes ago with the exact same controller as yours trying to raise the volume so I could hear one of these funny commercials and the silly thing wasn't working. I couldn't figure it out - when I did I felt kind of silly. You are not alone!

Robin said...

I love your blog, Becky! You make me laugh and you are very inspiring!

I'm totally with you on the remote control issue....if someone would offer a remedial remote control class, I'd sign up for it! It's embarrassing to admit, but if my husband isn't home, sometimes I can't even watch TV!

-Robin (GDB puppy-raiser in California) & Brent (puppy #6)

Mummers said...

Oh Becky I am with you. Last week we had Direct TV come out to fix a problem. In doing so they had to change how I turn the tv on and off. No more just one click to do either. I now spend countless hours (or so it seems to Me) hitting every button trying to accomplish such a simple thing. Sometimes I think it would be easier to, once I get the thing on, to leave it that way. Mike is gone for the week so I might do just that.

2 labs 4 me said...

Looks like you're not alone with this issue. Steve had the nerve to upgrade to a new surround system (over the summer)& now we have this fancy-dancy remote. It's been months & I still get confused. Grrrrrr........

Princess Coral said...

He He I'm with you!!! There are 2 or 3 remotes laying around in the living room, and I can't figure out what's for what! It's faster to get my butt up and go turn on the TV physically! But now, the cable box switch is so hard to reach... I'm usually at the mercy of my husband when it comes to what we watch.

Becky said...

Thanks! I am so happy to hear I'm not the only one... confusion/misery loves company?

Dan and Suzy said...

I with you on this Sister! Clueless in Vancouver :-)