I am always exasperated with my own parents for not being able to work the TV at our house. They have the same Comcast cable with a slightly different remote and they act like they’re splitting atoms to turn our TV off and on. (Don’t even get me started with turning on our cordless phone.)
However, I will have to admit that this summer while staying at a vacation rental house I had to repeatedly call Rose to turn on the TV, work the Netflix and even adjust the volume on the TV.
In my defense, there were 8 remotes total in the house and only three had any real effect on anything. Plus the owner had the sound hooked up through giant speakers but I don’t think the speakers worked with the Netflix so you had to turn off the speaker and turn back on the TV sound. It was very confusing, and I often would just go the bedroom to watch because it only had one remote that I could comprehend.
Earlier this spring, the new comedy “Modern Family” had a whole story line about the dumb daughter being able to learn to use the family’s complicated remote before the smart mother, who is apparently just bad with electronics. The remote on the show was the size of a laptap computer.
So are moms not being able to work the remotes and electronics stereotypical or true? Is it a mom thing? Is this a getting older thing? Or is it just that our vacation house had a ridiculously complicated electronic set up?
Can you honestly work all the TV/cable/Netflix/video game/stereo systems that are set up at your house? Do you need the kids’ help? Can they always fix it?