Disconcerting

August 5th, 2008

I was just going through some old text messages because I needed to clear some memory on my phone, and found this one:

I saw a man with a mullet today and thought of you. – SDY

I’m still not sure what, exactly, about mullets makes her think of me. Somewhat disturbing, that.

In other disconcerting (or at least somewhat humbling) news, I was all set to write a post about the difficulties involved with having lost the remote control to the TV*, since I just assumed there wasn’t a way to adjust the volume without it. Examinations of the television set seemed to support that assumption, and I was a little bugged at Magnavox for making and foisting on the unsuspecting public an appliance that lacked such basic functionality. However, a call to C-t-P led to the discovery that “of course you can adjust the volume and the channel without using the remote,” the further discovery (after C-t-P’s detailed explanation) of buttons in plain view on the top of the TV set, and a sheepish FF needing to go find something she was good at.

*No, we’re not TV watchers – we don’t have cable so we don’t get any channels. I was exercising. (To a very loud DVD.)


2 Responses to “Disconcerting”

  1. Joanne on August 6, 2008 4:33 pm

    🙂 Oh Sylvia, this made my day. 🙂 Being technologically challenged is indeed disconcerting. I’m glad though that you were able to find the buttons! Hopefully you’ll find that remote some time soon too!

  2. C-t-P on August 9, 2008 10:16 am

    You beat the TV-tuning socks off the rest of us when it comes to syntactical gymnastics.

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