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Peej writes, "My mate Tony's dad used to weigh the breakfast cereal in the morning to make sure everybody got an equal amount and the pack provided the exact amount of servings advertised on the packet. I learned from this that the recommended serving size on a cereal packet isn't enough to feed a sparrow."

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(, Fri 24 Oct 2014, 13:57)
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One of my pet peeves
is not being able to find the remote for the TV or the cable or the DVD player. I'll go to sit down to watch TV and have to spend a good chunk of time figuring out where the damn remotes are. Usually they end up being in the sofa cushions, but often they'll be underneath the sofa or a chair, and sometimes they'll be in another room altogether because someone carried it while going to get something from the kitchen or some such.

I don't think it's entirely unreasonable of me to find this annoying, and recently announced that I was going to get a length of wood and attach the lot of them to that, a sort of universal remote that can't be lost.

And now I'm labeled as a control freak.
(, Mon 27 Oct 2014, 5:41, closed)
My ex in-laws had the strangest method of ensuring they knew where the remote control for the TV was
They kept it on top of the TV. So, when they changed a channel, they'd have to get up out of their chair, go to the TV, change the channel, replace the remote on top of the TV and go sit down.
Thick as a whale omelette
(, Mon 27 Oct 2014, 7:14, closed)
It does seem a little ludicrous
but at the same time they're at least getting a little exercise in the process.
(, Mon 27 Oct 2014, 9:18, closed)
I keep finding my TV remote in the fridge

(, Mon 27 Oct 2014, 8:55, closed)
I find mine next to the coffee maker
and the TV left running because the remote was missing. I've also found it on the shelf above the sink in the bathroom and on the bedroom dresser.
(, Mon 27 Oct 2014, 9:20, closed)
Why don't you buy your own universal remote that you keep on your person at all times when in the house, and lock it in a safe when you're out

(, Mon 27 Oct 2014, 9:53, closed)
Or maybe there is an app for that?
Got a fancy new Smart TV? And an Android phone\Tablet? Check the App Store as Panasonic, Samsung, etc have official apps. I can control both my TV and BluRay from an app which is actually more flexible that the standard remote.
(, Mon 27 Oct 2014, 12:05, closed)
My phone came with one built in that self-learns the TV's frequency. Just point and click and it finds the signal.

Nothing more fun than switching the TV in the pub over during a rugby match.
(, Mon 27 Oct 2014, 17:59, closed)
Bungee cords
Just drill a hole in each remote, attach elastic, tie to sofa. Then if anyone tries to take them away, they will bounce back again.
(, Mon 27 Oct 2014, 12:03, closed)
I was slightly annoyed that I didn't
spot that coming till the end, but judging by the earnest and helpful answers you're getting, I'm still some way ahead of a lot of people.
(, Mon 27 Oct 2014, 12:48, closed)
If it was meant to be a pun then the OP's
got no idea how puns work.
(, Mon 27 Oct 2014, 12:58, closed)
Yeah. Kinda amazing, isn't it?
Oh well. I tried.

(For the record, it isn't complete bullshit- I have found remotes in odd places. But my real intent was to put a new twist on "control freak".)
(, Tue 28 Oct 2014, 6:15, closed)
you need a megatron
(, Tue 28 Oct 2014, 13:39, closed)

Glue remote all controls irremovably to the front of their respective pieces of equipment. That way they are always available and easy to find.

I seem to have fallen through a worm-hole into top-tips! Ahhhhhhhh..........
(, Mon 3 Nov 2014, 17:10, closed)

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