In a world of never-ending electronic gadgetry where a new device is launched on an almost daily basis, many folks are wandering what to do with that ever growing pile of remote controls.
I looked over my entertainment center, dug in the cushions of the couch, checked the bedrooms and found the remotes that I use infrequently and those that are used on a more regular basis.
I think the best way to explain it all is to list the devices and their respective remotes:
Televisions - 3
VCRs (Yes, I still have them)- 3
DVD players - 3
Window Air Conditioners - 2
Ipod docking station - 1
Xbox - 1
Stereos - 2
So, if I am adding correctly I have 15 remotes in my house. That's a lot less than most households, I think.
Recently, when we were on vacation the beach house that we rented had 8 remotes, just for the television in the living room. It also had a 10-step procedure that had to be followed in exact order (one step was holding your mouth right) or it wouldn't work and you'd have to start over.
I've seen on MTV Cribs or somewhere about those really large remotes that will control everything in the house. Honestly, isn't that the epitome of laziness? Need to get a beer? Press a button! What about taking Fido for a walk? Mash this button! Constipated? Just push the button...
I think you get my drift. How many remotes do you have? You do catch my drift, right? Or do I need to press a button??