Jerry had gone to bed, Eva was away at camp, and after I caught up on the three-day backlog of newspapers, I thought I would settle down for a little tube-time. Which I have never tried to do solo before. I settled onto the couch, reclined the back, said, "damn that's a comfy couch" like I always do although there was nobody but the cat around to hear my pronouncement, picked up the remote and pressed power.
I pressed again and the screen flickered and went dark. I squinted at the remote, looking for another button that looked as though it needed pressing, but after trying most of them gave up and thought I would go to the source. So I waddled over to the digital box , put on my reading glasses, and looked for the magic button. I couldn't really see properly, so I tilted the digital box and a cable fell off the back of it. I plugged it back in, pressed power and the screen lit up.
With a big box that read "LOCKED, please enter your pin number". WTF? I didn't know we had a pin number.
I turned the tv on and off a few times, tried changing channels, with no result. So I turned off the tv, put down the remote, and backed slowly out of the room.
Surprisingly, I do know how to program the VCR. And we actually still own one of those, too.
How's your relationship with your tv?
Are you the boss of it, or vice versa (as in my case)?
Do you like to watch tv alone, or do you figure that you need an assistant to fill you in on those Office lines you just missed or an audience to try your Peter Griffin impersonation out on?
Update: Jerry just showed me the trick on the remote, and it involves a series of buttons, so I am not quite as obtuse as I thought. I'm going to test it out later.