My husband, Kent, and I really like the show “Modern Family.” For those of you who watch this television show, you will probably remember the episode where Phil, the father, changes to a very technologically-advanced television remote. The family makes a bet that Phil can teach Haley, the oldest daughter who is type cast as “ditzy,” to use the remote before the mother, Claire, can learn it. In our family, I am Claire.
I am a person who appreciates technology, but somehow I am not that good at operating it. I am the person who cannot get the stereo system to work correctly, even when I am doing everything right. When I give up and ask my husband to try, he immediately gets it to work. It is so infuriating! If I pick up the television remote and one of my family members is home, before I can do anything, they grab it away from me. This is probably because, due to my occasional impatience, when I cannot get the remote to do what I think it should, I just start pushing all the buttons. This has led to me being blamed for any and all problems with the remote, even if I have not touched it—it has become a running joke in our family.