Who rules the remote (of tv) in your house?

@secretbear (19472)
Philippines
February 23, 2007 3:01am CST
First come, first serve. This is the rule. Whoever got a hold of the remote first will be the last. And that's as good as ruling the tv for the entire day/night! We follow this golden rule in our house. Too bad for the late comers. What about in your house?
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@xelissa (777)
• New Zealand
23 Feb 07
Can't watch tv unless its the news, have to spend al my time running errands, studying, looking after Claudia or posting stuff here =) Otherwise, we have over 5 tvs in the house cause we used to fight so much over it, with my parents here and all and when it was so boring in the breaks I got.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
wow! you have 5 tvs??? then you dont have to fight over the remote! lol we only have 2 tvs in our house but the other one doesnt have a good reception. only 2 channels are viewable. so the other tv gets all the attention. ^__^
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• United States
14 Nov 07
Exactly my sentiments..5 Tvs...and I felt guilty over having 1 tv..My my my..imagine the Electric Bill;)
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
LOL yeah, we can't ignore the bills! bills! bills! ^__^;;
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@bazish (12)
• India
23 Feb 07
thays the best rule which u follow .in my house the remote is with me but i consider everybody watching the tv and give them atleast 5 minutes each to view what they want.Isnt it a gud idea of being gud and ruling tooo.....???wat say u?????
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
5 minutes? isnt that worth of commercials only? lol just kidding. thats considerate of you. well i guess you could continue that, if you think 5 minutes is long enough. ^__^
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
20 Nov 07
good for you oneandone! i usually have the final say too, that's if only my nephew and nieces are watching. LOL if my mother is watching i would ask her permission first to change channel. ^__^;;
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• Philippines
22 Nov 07
my children usually OWNS the TV in the house. we have 2 tv. 1 for watching videos and playing games and the other for... well, tv. anyway, i have only one schedule, that is every mondays, after 7pm, the tv is mine. thats it actually, the rest is pure cartoon network, disney, hero tv and lastikman!!!
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@marian_o9 (986)
• Australia
14 Nov 07
lol great discussion, and great rule. well in my family its just me and my auntie so its pretty much "give me the remote" and you get it lol... otherwise if i dont like what shes watching i watch in my bedroom or watch shows online on sites like fanpop.com
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
before we only have one tv so we had to fight over for the remote. LOL but now, I have my own tv. but its broken! but I still don't fight for the remote anymore. my brother, who were always my competitor, lives with his wife in a different house now so I don't have to go against with anymore. only my nieces and nephews. but they can't do anything against me so basically I am the queen of the tv. LOL
@maylaine (444)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
in our home, whoever opened the television set first he rules!!!!so next time ill try to come home early so i can watch the movie that i want...LOL
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
LOL sometimes that's how it is in our house. ^__^;; when I was a teenager I would wake up early just to be the first to open the tv. LOL but now I don't care anymore, its now my nieces and nephew who compete for the tv. me? I can butt in whenever I want too and they wouldn't have the courage to go against me. LOL
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
13 Nov 07
We do not have a rule. It depends on what is on, but usually my husband gets it first and when he cannot find anything he like, he will turn it over to me unless there is a hockey game, a comedy, MASH, a movie which he has seen already but which I have not, a show that he does not want to see although I want to see it, if he is not going to the computer room, if he is going to the computer room and wants to listen to the show but does not want me to change the channel. So the only time I get the remote is if he does not want to see the show and he does not mind if I turn it to the show I want to see.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
0_o LOL I got kinda confused reading your response. ^__^;; so basically, your husband rules the tv (not the remote) because, if he wants to watch a show, you can't change the channel, right? ^__^;;
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• Portugal
26 Feb 07
In my house there is no remote control rules. If someone wants to watch some tv show we simply ask to change the channel. If we see that someone is watching something on television that we see is important, we don't even ask to change channel. I guess the only rule is to respect each other.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
that's a good rule. but im not saying that we dont respect each other in our house. we all set the rules, we follow it, we respect it. so that's just good as saying we respect one another. ^__^
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@sunny1984 (641)
• India
23 Feb 07
Every one rule the remote control in my house becouse every one watch TV and every one have the right to rule it. or else.....
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
or else....what? ^__^
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@Fishish (698)
• India
23 Feb 07
no one really does. when there are a lot of good things on tv then we keep fighting and the lucky on e rules. if ther is nothing worthwhile then we keep passing thee remote to the other as it becomes bothersome to keep flipping the channels and not finding anythign worth watching!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
well, we have regular channels to watch so its kinda everyday that fighting-over-the-remote happens. ^__^ during weekends the fighting lessens since some of the shows we watch are not shown during these days.
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• United States
14 Nov 07
Hi Bear, Saw this disucssion and wanted to share with you what goes on in our house! lol We never fight over it, well not to have it anyway. We fight about whos going to take it. I find myself making rules like the last person with it has it for the next 24 hours. LOL There is nothing on anymore, and all we do is sit and flip through the channels, and that gets boring. We basically play hot potato in our house with the remote control. Bay Lay Gray xx
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
LOL good thing everybody in your house cooperates with you and the rules. ^__^
• United States
15 Nov 07
Haha Having the remote in our house is liking have a curse. We love passing it on to unsuspecting visitors. LOL My rules dont stick, he tries his best to get out of it! Bay xx
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
21 Nov 07
LOL poor visitors! but that would be good. the family would be shy to get the remote from them. of course they should be nice to other people. ^__^
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@lpetges (3037)
• United States
24 Feb 08
whoever gets to the television first! we have several tvs in the house, so the best one is the one my husband watches, as he likes the sports to big and loud, racing and anyother stupid guy show.. so i usually retreat to a quieter room, and watch what i want anyway.
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
24 Feb 08
haha in reality its like that here too, possetion is nine tenths of the law blessed be
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
24 Feb 08
another case showing the convenience of having more than one tv in a house. ^__^;;
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@lpetges (3037)
• United States
24 Feb 08
there are so many good reasons to have more than one television! i cant believe i grew up in a home with one tv, one telephone (connected to the wall), and one bathroom... the tv had no remote then, and only a few channels, and we as children, were only allowed to watch tv as a family, usually on sunday nites like the wild animal kingdom or something like that.. and we actually watched the commercials without changing the channels inbetween! what a fun time that was anyway.!
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• Philippines
28 Jan 08
Generally, I think dad is the king... *wink* Since I was younger, dad has always had a command on the remote control. Good thing that at an early age, I have had my own television in my room so I didn't really had to compete with the remote control.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
wow. you had your own television ever since?? you're so lucky. ^__^
@roberten (3134)
• United States
28 Jan 08
No hard or fast remote rule of ownership, whomever possesses it has temporary control. If there is a problem, I have final say; of course, knowing that this is the case, not many fights ensue. TV watching is pretty easy around my house.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
then i guess you're a wise decision maker. ^__^
@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
24 Jan 08
well that would be the one and only.my son.he has inherited a 105 cm plasma t.v.i have to wait untill he is asleep to get to even touch the remote.well my daughter does not even get a look in and gives up asking,so we both take turns on the computer.cheers sue
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
hi sue! ^__^ wow. a plasma tv. you must be rich! if i a have a tv like that i'd be glued to it all the time too. i can understand your son. LOL
@drannhh (14902)
• United States
24 Jan 08
He rules the remote. He is bigger and he is faster and it is IMPORTANT to him, lol. No matter, I have Windows Media Center on my computer and can view whatever I want online. I love the captions because I can see and hear whatever he is watching while watching and reading the subtitles on my screen. Too kewl!
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
who's he?? hubby?? bigger? faster?? but who's smarter?? drannhh!!! its drannhh!! LOL
@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
24 Jan 08
that's a good rule. it also means taht whoever wants to hog the TV has to come back home fast. in my household i'm not much of a tv fan and only recently got cable tv. so guess who gets run of the remote? ah well, not that i care very much. most times I'd rather curl up with a book and be a (book)worm than curl up on the couch and be a potato.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
i love reading books too but i love watching tv more. there aren't rules anymore in our house because we have two tvs and most of us have the same favorite shows. they have the same favorite shows, i'm the only one that differs so i have my own tv. ^__^
• United States
18 Dec 07
I have only one rule in my house for the remote. You touch my remote, I brake your fringers all the way to your sholder. LOL! Kidding. We have a room mate and the rule about my tv in the living room is that it is mine and Jay's tv and everyone dose not touch it. The roommate rents a room from us and he has a tv in his room and I feel that if for some reason if he breaks my tv or the $100 remote that he would not replace it. I am right about this because he has already broken one of my $100 remotes while he was house sitting when Jay and I want on vacation. He said that he did not break it. But the only problem with that is that he was the only one here or was to be the only one here. The other rule I have is no one in my house that I don't know when I am not here.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
30 Jan 08
its really not easy when there's someone in your house that you don't really know and who doesn't know you. sometimes its hard to make them understand about rules and stuffs. when i was living in a boarding house, i was so careful not to break any rules. it was hard for me but i guess it was hard for my landlord too.
@jarves (815)
• Philippines
18 Dec 07
Haahahah...this is cool1 The one who rules the remote control of the tv in our house is the person who gets hold of it first. That has been a rule for us since we were kids. But now we do not fight over a tv remote anymore. We have three tvs in our house so there is nothing to fight over.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
30 Jan 08
so we basically had the same rules before. ^__^;; we don't fight over the remote too anymore. i've resigned from fighting and i got my own tv now. ^__^
@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
18 Dec 07
Leland Chapman - DOG the bounty HUNTER
Our home only consists of me my hubby and our 17 month old daughter, and hubby works midnights, so i get it whenever i want it, not like i watch much though, there is rarely anything worth watching on!! I used to watch leland on dog the bounty hunter, but that is off the air now. And i sometimes watch dr phill. . for fun:)
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
30 Jan 08
haha.. wait 'til your daughter grows up. she'll be holding that remote as often as she can. ^__^
• United States
17 Dec 07
I have 2 TVs. It's just me and the husband, so if he's watching some boring golf show or something, I'll go to the bedroom and watch the other TV. We don't have any rules as far as the usage goes. I ask him to leave it on in the mornings if he's the last to leave so my cats will have something to listen to, but that's about it.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
30 Jan 08
so your cats will have something to listen to?? that is so cute! do they also watch whatever is shown on tv?? ^__^
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
It depends on the time of the day. When it is cartoon schedules, my kids rules. When it primetime shows, it's me. But when my husband is around, he is and me alternatively.
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
30 Jan 08
adults rule! ^__^;; in our house there's a new big boss. my 3-year old nephew. LOL when he wants his favorite show on, he'd throw tantrums and we can't do anything about it unless we can divert his attention to other things. ^__^;;