line of fire

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The room in which our television reigns supreme is a long, thin room, but wide enough to accommodate the two brown suede recliner chairs that we use for our viewing pleasure.

Over time, due to our risings and seatings, the chairs gradually progress down the length of the room until we need to squint to view the screen. Even so, lack of clear vision does not motivate us to push our chairs back to their original resting point.

Oh no, that only happens when we discover that we are out of range for remote use, then we push our chair back into its best advantage spot. It does mean that we often to have conduct conversations to a chair occupant some distance behind us because they haven’t hit the outer boundaries as yet, but that is a small price to pay to maintain control of the television remote.

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4 thoughts on “line of fire

  1. Ah yes, the crisis of “the remote isn’t working!” My father can ignore me all day long, but as soon as he realizes the TV isn’t responding to his remote, he screams at me, “Can you make this goddamn thing work?” In his case it’s usually a bad battery or he hit the wrong button and changed the channel to a “dead signal.” Still, it’s amusing to see the distress not having a working TV causes him, as opposed to a broken appliance or the dog going berserk and ripping up the carpet, which he says is “not a big deal.”

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