Thursday, September 15, 2011





Wednesday's Whine of the Week...





So what's with that? No, I didn't take the battery covers off my remote controls to show you something. The covers are what I wish I could show you, but you'll notice I can't. Because they're missing. You have my word, this is not a staged picture. My house is the Bermuda Triangle for battery covers. There one moment and then gone the next, never to be seen again. It's a mystery. Maybe they're part of someone else's collection- an apothecary jar full of them displayed to their best advantage. I know I'd be impressed because I can't seem to find even one.

And since this is a Wednesday whine, I figure I can waller in it and say how annoying it is to pick up the remote only to have the batteries go spewing out. Rolling across the floor, even going under the bed- perhaps to join the missing covers. Destiny lends a hand. I'm usually quite happy to be different than most households, but in this one instance, it would be sublime to be normal. Have battery covers. Feel that sold plastic under my hand. Pushing buttons without having to hold the batteries in place. No worries about them popping out and then needing to reset the codes. Everything in order and as it should be. But why should my remote controls be any different than the other quirky things in my house? We're a matched set.

6 comments:

Peni said...

I don't think I've ever met someone who can whine with such good humor... :)

anne bebbington said...

Oh how I laughed - because all my remote controls are in exactly the same state - I thought ours was the only house like this :)

Sarah N. said...

Watch out how you use the word "waller" please! All of our battery covers are broken - but still in place - and I have 5 less boys than you do!

Want to come to quilt guild with me tonight?

Love you!

teelduo said...

The remotes in the livingroom are this way and so I do not allow the boys to touch my remotes in my bedroom! HAHAHAHA When they complain they can't find their remotes or their batteries fall out, I just laugh at them cause it's their own fault. Yes I am so sympathetic, NOT!

Tamara said...

I am so glad you whined this. Living alone, my remotes had covers... but living with my bf, they are all gone! Most were gone before i got there, the last of the 6 kids had recently moved out! I thought they were just weird and its a relief to know that others have this problem!

Elaine Adair said...

hmmmmm - looks lika golden opportunity for Duct Tape!!!