Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Where is the TV remote?

The remote control unit is remarkably wily for an inanimate object. Despite a lack of legs, it can crawl into some extremely inaccessible places. Mine always seem to escape into the kitchen, or burrow deep into the couch.
Here is a stupid, but amazingly effective way to keep from misplacing remotes: attach a shoelace, or some other long string to it.
You don't have to tie it to anything. This long tail makes it difficult for the remote to crawl under furniture, or walk away without being noticed. When it does get away, you will see the tail hanging out, and reel it back in. I haven't lost one in years.
© 2008 Raoul Rubin