Sometimes It’s Not The Batteries Fault

remotesI like to think that my husband and I  are fairly intelligent people but every once in a while, we do something that just makes us go DOH….  My husband had spinal surgery on Thursday and is now home recuperating.  His days consist of getting out of bed, walking downstairs and laying on the couch, getting up once in a while just to keep up his strength. He is getting a bit bored because now that he is pain free, he wants to move mountains and I won’t let him.  Yesterday, he was watching some movies on Netflix.  After supper, we bought a movie through our cable provider to watch.  Half way through the movie he gets a message from his daughter with a little video of our grandson playing on his slide.  Wanting to watch and share with me, he picks up one of our remotes and tries to pause the movie.  It won’t pause.  He tries several times – nothing.  “Let me see,” I say and I also try pushing the pause button several times.   “Maybe it is the batteries,” we think so I get up and go and grab two new batteries from the kitchen and put them in.  Still nothing. “I don’t understand why is doesn’t work, it was fine this afternoon.”  We decide to continue watching our movie because we can’t seem to pause it.  I get up and get the big zip lock bag of AAA batteries we keep and proceed to sit while I am watching the movie, changing the batteries to see if maybe our batteries are all bad.  Still nothing, we conclude that it may be the remote and maybe we need to buy a new DVD player and that we need to buy a new supply of batteries because ours have all gone bad.  The movie ends, I get up to manually turn the movie off, bend down to press the stop button and look over at my Husband – “You and I are friggen Idiots!” I say as I go over the the table and pick up the proper remote.  We were trying to pause the movie with our Netflix remote not our cable remote.  Sometimes it’s not the batteries fault, it is just plain stupidity and sometimes it feels good to laugh at yourself.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *