How all trust is thrown out the window over remote control

How all trust is thrown out the window over remote control
If your childhood experience isn't a very interesting, intriguing and exciting one then you really missed so much that you can never be able to enjoy again.

TV/DVD remote control is something that we never had any trust with our peer when we were still kids. In session of watching movies and the remote was been looked, no one believed either of us not to be the one hiding it. When the one looking for the remote asks either of us in the living room watching television and we neither of us would agree to having the remote, we would still be asked to stand up from our seat, with the excuse we might be seating on top of the remote.

This is very funny experience for me as a teenager and I still miss those days till date.

Comments

GeorgeDr
I myself used to hide the remote just for the fun of it but nobody caught me ever actually. That was my talent , just sit and watch them all search the entire house. But yeah I t was pretty frustrating when I myself didn't hide and and didn't know where it was!
Posted by GeorgeDr on 12-14-2018
Martin
Hahaha. I finally met a group of people that I can totally relate with in terms of childhood experiences. If you ever grew up in a house where there were several children then this was obviously a common thing.
Posted by Martin on 12-14-2018
theresajane
Haha! It must be good not to be blamed about the disappearance of your remote. If it were in our house, then, they wouldn't stop interrogating me unless I said that I was the culprit. Haha.
Posted by theresajane on 12-15-2018
pencilneckgeek
I used to do it too! I am the youngest of three children and usually got out of trouble unscathed because our parents would say that they my older siblings should understand me more because I am younger. I used this shield my parents provided me to the fullest to always tease and provoke my sisters and one thing the 7 year old me enjoyed doing was hiding the remote of our tv when I know my sisters would be using the television. It was a great way of teasing and making them hate me. When we got a bit older we still did it to each other just for the heck of it.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-16-2018
Denis_P
Both fortunately and unfortunately, this is an experience that I can’t really relate to. I grew up as an only child and didn’t really ever have any friends over at my house, so I usually had the television all to myself. Starting out, my family was pretty poor so we only had one television, but my parents were kind enough to let me watch my cartoons when I wanted to. Then after we became wealthier, we each had our own separate televisions to watch what we wanted to. There was never really any fuss over who got control over the remote.
Posted by Denis_P on 12-14-2018
Martin
Well it must have been both fun and unfun at times having the total control to the remote, toys and other staff in the house. Those of us who grew up competing with our siblings and this has translated into many aspects of our lives making us somewhat competitive.
Posted by Martin on 12-14-2018
pencilneckgeek
Yes fortunately and unfortunately, being an only child has its perks, the same as having siblings has too. Hey, I was wondering, with you growing up as an only child, would you want to have children or also just one child? Thanks.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-16-2018
kaushikangara
Yes, remotes used to be hidden under the beds, sofas and kept at secret places. It was very frustrating to not find the remote in its original place and I kept on searching for it everytime my favorite show was to be aired on the television. It has given us many memories and I relish all of them.
Posted by kaushikangara on 12-14-2018
Martin
I still remember all the places That I could hide the remote for several days when I wanted a single channel to run on and on especially because my parents were against the pressing of buttons or knob of the TV.
Posted by Martin on 12-14-2018
burgosmichael2407
Actually I haven't experienced that. We grew up with a black and white television and the only way to change the channel is to rotate the manual control. We don't have remote control to be hide under the bed or under the sofa. But we have a great childhood days back then because of the wonderful television programs for children that teach values, friendship, respect and love. I really missed those kinds of cartoons and other programs for kids.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-14-2018
Martin
I remember this one which was waaay earlier before the invention of the TVs that came with a remote and we used to roll a knob to set the channels. It is a TV that should be preserved as a relic wherever it is still kept.
Posted by Martin on 12-14-2018
jpk0007
I had this very nasty habit of hiding the remote when I was in my school. I used to do it so that no one would be able to change the channel when I was watching my favorite cartoon of Tom and Jerry. I used to think that none of my parents or my sister knew the fact that I used to hide the remote. However, they always knew where the remote was but used to act as if they didn't know about what I was doing. They used to find it very amusing how I used to take the remote and hide it at the same place every time and believe that no one had seen me doing it. Once the cartoon was over I used to bring it back from the hiding place every day.
Posted by jpk0007 on 12-14-2018
Martin
I remember that we used to set the boring channels in a bad manner such that the picture is distorted and whenever my parents wanted to watch news they got bored and gave up leaving us watching the cartoons.
Posted by Martin on 12-14-2018
luv2xacosta
Tom and Jerry is everyone's favorite. We use to watch it all the time in the house until my mother cut our cable because my siblings use to bicker each other and fighting over the remote control.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-15-2018
theresajane
Lucky you that they find it amusing. If it were the other families like us, my goodness, just expect a noisy argument. Haha
Posted by theresajane on 12-15-2018
pencilneckgeek
The way your parents and your sister played along was sweet. They probably tolerated it because they thought it was cute and funny. I too am the youngest and had the same experience of my family tolerating my antics. It was one way of feeling the love they have for you.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-16-2018
amelia88
Haha, I still do this now - especially for our amazon fire stick remote since it’s so small! Honestly though it always does seem to be stuck between the couch cushions or under where someone is sitting!
Posted by amelia88 on 12-14-2018
iambeth
This is one of the reasons why I am thankful for smartphones because I can watch the shows I want and not be bothered when the remote goes missing again. I got so annoyed before when the show I've been waiting for is already airing but then nobody knows where the remote is.
Posted by iambeth on 12-14-2018
theresajane
Yes! Smartphones, livestreams and putting the episodes in the sites are very helpful. My father would always want to watch basketball and I had no choice because I respect him. I'm glad that technology has evolved.
Posted by theresajane on 12-14-2018
luv2xacosta
Hahaha you're right. Smartphones is very helpful when we want to check for movies and drama series instead on relying television since we know we have lots of competitors in the house.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-15-2018
YoloBoy
Hiding a remote wasn't that easy. My cousins loved the T.V back then and they would do anything just to change the channel. What I often did was just placed the remote in a vase and put it there until my cousins leave. But I guess one of them saw me put it inside and the next thing you know I was surprise the channel kept changing.
Posted by YoloBoy on 12-14-2018
theresajane
Hahaha! Good old days! I miss my childhood when my problems are just as small as how to get to the remote control first when we woke up or got home after school. Sometimes, when we were being too sneaky, we hide the remote in our own ways.
Posted by theresajane on 12-14-2018
NerdIndeed
That's why my parents bought us separate TVs for our rooms before because hell will break loose if we only own one.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 12-15-2018
luv2xacosta
I have a very funny experience with remote control. There was one time when our aunt use to watch television every afternoon, so what we with my cousins we remove the batteries on our remote control so that she can not turn on the television and cable. When she found out about it, she hides the remote control every time she is done watching tv.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-15-2018
mhingnhormz
How all trust is thrown out the window over remote control: I remembered when I was a child, and yes you won't trust anyone specially in terms of finding the missing remote control, and you knew to yourself already that it may hiding by someone who you are with in home because you also doing it them. It is a natural scenario in the house that sometimes will lead to a fight with your brother,sister and even in your parents.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 12-15-2018
emiaj55
Yeah, the remote has one of the most common memories of childhood, and one of the most memorable. In our house we have the rule that whoever opens the T.V., owns the remote and no one could argue with you. Except if you are like me who is stubborn. That is why I always end up fighting with my siblings. Haha.
Posted by emiaj55 on 12-15-2018
NerdIndeed
This scenario might be the case ten years ago, but not much these days I guess. Kids (and maybe grown-ups) nowadays are more into online content right now, and they each have their very own tablet or whatnot device they watch with (laptops for adults).
Posted by NerdIndeed on 12-15-2018
cmoneyspinner
When I was a kid there was no such thing as a remote control. If you wanted to turn the channel you had to get up off your butt and turn it! LOL. As far as trust issues resulting from the remote control? Oh no! With my husband it's a “power thang”. He is Lord of the Remote Control. Don't even think about arguing about it. LOL. I like that because when it gets lost he better not even think about accusing me. LOL.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 12-15-2018
Corzhens
I grew up without the remote control because the tv in those days was the rotary channel selector that we have to stand up to change channel or to adjust the volume. I was the youngest in the brood of 12 so you can imagine that I was a sort of pagegirl when it comes to the tv. Almost everyone asks me to change the channel or lower the volume. They wouldn’t stand up to do that. When the remote came to fore I was already working and they couldn’t ask me anymore to change channels because I already have a job.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-15-2018
antonToledo
I had the very same experience with my little sister. She and I would fight for the remote control. This is really hilarious because my little sister is just 3 years old and I am 22. Most of the time she would win because if I don't give her the remote control of the television she would start crying and it is really annoying for me.
Posted by antonToledo on 12-15-2018
mitan143
I can really relate to this. During my childhood days, me and my other siblings used to fight over a remote control. And the poor thing ended up being destroyed because of our eagerness to own it so I can watch my favorite television series. Today, we would just laugh on the memories about how many remote control have we bought and just fight all over it. And now, no one cares about it anymore. The remote control is really the poorest thing here afterall.
Posted by mitan143 on 12-16-2018
knnon
It's not just the TV remote but it's also the DVD and game console controls! I remember my brothers even accuse me of hiding them! My mom on the other hand thinks I hide the DVD controller so she can't watch her Korean dramas. Honestly it's insulting how they think I'm the one who hides things when I barely touch the TV.
Posted by knnon on 12-17-2018
mark86
I think I am lucky because during that time when I was a kid I was able to had the remote in my hand most of the time.
Posted by mark86 on 12-17-2018