Question:  How angry does your husband get when you finally get the kids to bed and he’s anxious to catch up on last season’s 24 DVDs and he can’t find the remote control anywhere–anywhere–in the house?  (Without said remote, he cannot watch DVD at all.)  On a sliding scale, would you say he’s:

a)  A little disgruntled
b)  Put out
c)  Seriously put out
d)  Fully irritated
e)  Raging

If you answered “a” through “d,” you have my condolences.  If you answered “e”, please call me.  I need someone to talk to.

14 thoughts on “Remote (out of) Control

  1. I can't say how many times this scenario has visited our living room … even better when I've been "home" all day with the kids, and the remote disappears. Derrick, Carlos has quite often reached (e) … but never had Jack Bauer in his defense!

  2. As an update to this post … I came home from work the very next day; and the remote was missing again.

    However, as proof that I am capable of personal growth, I looked for the remote for about 30 seconds, laughed, and instead chose to read a book.

    Cadillac Desert, which is about water in the west. BTW … I would recommend this book to anyone … especially our desert living friends from Utah and the Southwest.

  3. Derrick I'm your simpatico my brother. I know that Jack needed your help. Just like the Seahawks need my help every Sunday August through December, and hopefully January too.

  4. you poor girl…i think any girl will sympathize with you and i’m guessing you have plenty of us to talk to!!! 🙂 hope you find it soon!

  5. I respond to this post knowing that I risk us becoming one of those couples who voluntarily invite hundreds of our FB “friends” and the blogosphere to be our personal marriage counselors … BUT;I’m sorry, I over-reacted with the remote last night, HOWEVER; in my defense, and for all of those who watch 24 and might relate … Jack (Bauer) really needed me last night. I mean … Jack and his friends at the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) are on the verge of discovering where the Sentox VX1 nerve gas is hidden, Jack was FINALLY reinstated to his position after faking his death in Season 4 (again), someone very unwisely has made Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) the head of CTU and he’s bust’n Jack’s chops; PLUS, the President of the United States had just decided to sacrifice his crazy wife (the First Lady and former Designing Woman) to terrorists with the hope it will result in the recovered Sentox gas. So … I am sorry, but at least (for your safety) I’m not in-charge of matters of national security

  6. I respond to this post knowing that I risk us becoming one of those couples who voluntarily invite hundreds of our Facebook “friends” and the blogosphere to be our personal marriage counselors … BUT;

    First, I’m sorry … I over-reacted with the remote last night, HOWEVER; in my defense, and for all of those who watch 24 and might relate … Jack (Bauer) really needed me last night. I mean … Jack and his friends at the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) are on the verge of discovering where the Sentox VX1 nerve gas is hidden, Jack was FINALLY reinstated to his position after faking his death in Season 4 (again), someone very unwisely has made Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) the head of CTU and he’s bust’n Jack’s chops; PLUS, the President of the United States had just decided to sacrifice his crazy wife (the First Lady and former Designing Woman) to terrorists with the hope it will result in the recovered Sentox gas. So … I am sorry, but at least (for your safety) I’m not in-charge of matters that involve national security.

  7. This just happened at our house too. Mark was d) fully irritated. We were sure the kids were to blame. Turns out it was me. Ooops. Our TV does not have an alternate on/off switch. You MUST have the remote to view the thing. LAME!!!!

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