Today was busy. There was this group of six articles that a client tried to write and trust me—unless you have experience, DON’T write your own content, blogs etc. Clients be crazy! And of course, you can’t tell them that their work sucks. You just have to smile and politely suggest that one of our writers take a look at it.
But now the workday is over! I did what I usually do. I ignored the hunger PANGS (for Joseph) until after 5pm. Then I frantically started searching for food online. Where else would food come from????
Finally, I ordered from Boston Market. I love their chicken and their sides are delicious too, but they want $7 to deliver. On principle, I typically won’t do it. But today I was starving so I ordered half a chicken, some gravy and mashed potatoes and some mac and cheese. Plus, cornbread of course.
I always watch TV when I’m eating. So I sat down with my plate of food, grabbed the remote and turned on the TV. It did not come on. So I waited a few minutes and tried again.
After 14 such failures, I put the plate of food aside and took the back off the remote. Sometimes if you take the batteries out and put them back in, the remote will work just fine. This is all “Husband Stuff” and I don’t have one so it’s my job now.
Naturally, as I pried one battery out of its tight little space, it sprang into the air and landed in the floor. I could hear it rolling under my chair. I wish I cussed.
The other battery promptly flew up in the air, then did a somersault into my mashed potatoes. Now it’s coated with chicken gravy. I’m pretty sure it would be wrong to lick it off but the thought did cross my mind. Yes, I’m just that much of a slob!
So now, I’m looking online to see what could be wrong with the remote control. It turns out that many people have had this same issue with this particular remote. It’s off a Vizio Smart TV. Apparently, the manufacturer can make great Smart TV’s but they just suck at making remote controls.
This one lady says that she went so far as to order a brand new remote but the new one was just as lousy as the old one. So there goes that idea. The other thing is that I need to find the manual “On” and “Off” switch to this TV. Surely no manufacturer would make a TV that did not have a manual on and off switch. I mean, it would only take a little common sense to figure this out.
All electronic devices should have manual on and offs and/or over-ride switches. How can anyone justify not doing that?
I don’t think Vizio put that on this Smart TV though. The TVs are WAY smarter than the people who make them.
Finally got it working though. Stomach full, happily watching the Bachelorette.
I like this girl on the Bachelor this year, but she will go around kissing 15 different guys within just a few hours and never blink an eye. Ah, for the old days when we hid our promiscuous behavior.