Remote control, beyond control?

@nuffsed (1275)
January 31, 2007 9:04am CST
Do you fight over what channel to watch? Who is remote control operator in your house?
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10 responses
@gberlin (3836)
31 Jan 07
Most of the time we all agree what to watch so it isn't a matter of control. Whoever turns on the TV is usually the one who controls the remote. There are 3 of us in my home, my wife, my 27 year old daughter and myself. So there isn't problem with content. We all pretty much like the same programs. So we do not fight over what to watch or who controls the remote.
@nuffsed (1275)
31 Jan 07
It's nice that you all like the same.
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@Stiletto (4597)
31 Jan 07
Me because I live alone so I have total control over everything - it's great!!
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@nuffsed (1275)
31 Jan 07
Oooowww a woman in control!!! hehehee
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@kiran213 (36)
• Saudi Arabia
31 Jan 07
no i dont have such fight over what channel to watch.. i mostly like to watch tv alone.. if somebody is watching along with me.. i also do care of their choice.. what they want to watch.. if there is some "important" program.. that i really want to watch.. then at that case.. i dont let anyone to change the channel..
@bulutoy2k (176)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
Most of the time we fought on what channel to watch for. Not everybody in the family would like to watch same channel I would like to watch. To solve this problem, an schedule on who and what channel to watch for is being implemented. Another solution is to purchase another television so if somebody is watching another channel he is being disturbed in what he is watching. So everybody in the family is given a chance to watch his favorite show/channel. Usuallu the remote control operator in our house is the first person to switch on the television. Unless he leaves his place, that is the time another person can use the television.
• United States
31 Jan 07
i control the remote most of the time because i watch the most tv the only time i really dont is on the weekends i let my husband control it so he can watch his sports but on sunday at 8 pm im in control again
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
22 Feb 07
Well, when I was living with my parents, that happened alot between me and my siblings. But, now that I am married and it is just me and my husband, it doesn't happen much anymore. My hsuband doesn't watch TV much and when he does it is whatever I am watching. So, that works just great for us.
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@macky7 (318)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
me and my sister always fight for the remote control but sometimes we settle for one that we both like, also if one of my favorite show is on she will let me watch it and vice versa.
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• Philippines
2 Feb 07
My older sister would usually take control. I was hesitant at first to watch the programs she liked but end up liking it more than she does. In a way, that's a blessing.
@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
31 Jan 07
Since the boys moved out that is not an issue in our household anymore. My husband watches news or we watch a movie together. Other wise we are reading, I am on mylot or I watch something like Ugly Betty. So he can have the controller whenever he wants.
@imrajesh (1968)
• India
31 Jan 07
hey this is a common problem of every household. i m not remote control operator. well it depends. when i m watching tv with my younger family members then i handle the remote otherwise my father operates the remote. what about U??? have a nice day.