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#30DaysofThanks – A Working Remote


You don’t know what it’s like to live without a working remote in a modern world until you don’t have one. Look, I’m not a lazy bastard. I can get up to change the channel, but… modern TVs can be a little pissy in that regard. They don’t seem to like coming with buttons installed on them. Of course that’s not the real problem.

I had a cable box.

That’s not too terribly uncommon, but if you’ve ever had one you probably know that they don’t have a lot of buttons on them. They don’t let you use the special features of the box without the remote.

Since my remote didn’t work right it was a pain the butt to do things like watching recorded tv shows… or changing the channel.

Now that I live out in the middle of nowhere, I have a new box, and the new remote works perfectly.

It’s a small comfort in a big sad world.

Published by M.A. Brotherton

M.A. Brotherton is a writer, blogger, artist, and fat-kid from the suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri. He’s tasted a little bit of everything the Midwest has to offer, ranging from meth-tweaking rednecks in massive underground cave complexes to those legendary amber waves of grain. When he’s not writing, he spends most of his time screwing around on the internet.