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Poet deVine
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0 posted 05-29-2001 12:22 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Why is it that they think they have to control everything?

I mean take the remote for instance....why is it that guys think they MUST flip from channel to channel to channel to channel in an endless search for something better???

And that's another thing...why is it that some men don't see that the BEST thing that ever happened to them is RIGHT there under their nose????

sigh.........this vent will self-destruct in 5 seconds............ ..............
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1 posted 05-29-2001 12:30 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I confess. I stand before you, accused and freely admitting, I am a remote control junkie. FLIP FLIP FLIP....I like the amusement of chaos...   and last time I checked? (wait, will do so again) YEP....STILL A WOMAN!!!!!
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2 posted 05-29-2001 12:31 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

serenity!!! I think you should turn in your membership to the National Organization of Women!!! (LOL)

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Well, had to reply to this...sorry to say, though, it's not just men.  Control freaks abound!  Not me, I hate control, too much responsibilty!
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PdV? Do like I do...HIDE the remote...its more fun than watching any comedy on tv...they wont walk the two feet to press the tv button HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Why?
Because we can!  
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A certain someone and I have had a heated discussion over the remote control recently...in the end I will of course win...he just needs to realise it ~smiling sweetly~

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Just get another remote - with dual controls... or one of those TV's with the picture insert thingy and let him flip the little pic til eternity... Just don't settle for the little one yourself?... LOL... TV? What's that?...
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And why so many remotes?  We've got the original TV remote, the stereo remote, the VCR remote, and some other remote I don't know what it even does. And who invented the "universal remote"?  Got one of those too ... sheesh!  Thank goodness the buttons on the TV still work ...  
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possible solutions --

1- separate tvs in separate rooms.

2- separate houses.... lol....that works even better..!! they want you more when they see you less which can be considered a good thing by some, but then again... *sigh*... still thinking on that one... but i do know that nobody can control what they don't see!!!!
become the "remote"... move out... rofl!!!!!

i crack myself up sometimes...

oh, and serene-one... i love that line about being amused by chaos!! that's a pome, m'friend... (where've you been harpo??)
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Ok Dopey you are in control, now you
HANDLE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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11 posted 05-29-2001 07:22 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

um. . . sheesh deVine. . . I'd answer this. . . but. . . I can't find the remote!!!!



*Sven steps back from this topic and waits to see how it develops*

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Try having a CD player in vehicle that can be controled by remoted control! LOL! There have been some arguments over that one for sure!
I understand the remote control possesion, although my reasons for wanting to possess it are entirely different from some mens' reasons.  I want to control it so they can't freaking change the channel in mid sentence during a movie, or in case of the cd player in vehicle, a song. THATS TOO FREAKING ANNOYING! FLIP! FLIP! FLIP! FLIP! Hi this is WCP...static...static...OH BABY!!...static..static..fuzz..Yesterday I cried....static..static..fuzz...ARRGHH!!!!!!!TV...man kissing woman...FLIP! woman crying...FLIP! something blowing up...brief pause...*jenn has some hope that this will be THE ONE* FLIP! ARGGHH!!!! racy scene with no apparent dialogue...brief pause...racy scene begins to have dialogue...FLIP! HEADACHE! LUNGE FOR THE REMOTE PROMISING TO DO SOMETHING OBSCENE AND HAZARDOUS WITH IT...

In the truck..with the cd player..We do this "wait til the evil enemy remote control weilder or captor leaves the area unguarded" strategy...

On a trip in vehicle:
Stop at gas station...make husband get out to pump the gas..when he gets out, snatch the remote, put it in pocket before going in to pay for the gas and grab a bottle of water or two. Husband gets in truck....come out and see husband searching frantically for something..(looking under seats, outside on the ground, etc)..innocently smile and ask whats wrong...Husband looks and says he can't find the remote control..evil grin from me and then he demands it back... I refuse to give it back, and happily pull it out of pocket changing it to one station (something we both like) and claim the victory for that round by holding on to it as if it were the last scrap of food on the earth.  Somewhere along the way, another stop. This time, husband awaits my departure from the vehicle first with an evil grin on his face. I smile back in return, open the door, (remoted in hand), put remote in pocket, and get out giggling in the most evil female way I can.   NEVER let the enemy use your own tactics against you!

Well....errr.. I think I ranted enough. LOL! And the above..most always comes out with laughter.  

still d-i-s-c-o-n-n-e-c-t-e-d
I am bound by this, you see...to become Night's sole mistress, and I am jealous in my endeavours for his attention.

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I'm a control freak, I admit! Get me a 12 step program... But I hate TV, so it's not the remote. Don't let me "show" you how to do something though... Especially on the computer... *sigh*

I can usually see what's under my nose... just not when my head's surrounded by storm clouds...

"They that start by burning books will end by burning men." -- Heinrich Heine

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So who else will honestly tell me they are a control freak?
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I am not a control freak. You will not find me confessing before some group of 12 stepping, recovering controlaholics. I repeat, I am not a control freak.

I will let others drive, (until they prove themselves undeserving)
I don't have to push the cart in the grocery store(unless you don't do it right).

Please, someone else pick where we will eat. (just don't try to tell me what to eat)

Movie? Your choice.( I have veto power of course)

The remote? You may as well go ahead and call the NRA (...when they pry it from my cold dead hand - etc...) It is an extension of my body, custom formed to fit the contours of my palm, the numbers inlaid in genuine 14k gold. The only thing it shares with control is it's last name, which in my case was changed to protect the guilty. My remote is now known simply as "the hand".

Control freak? No Lord, not me. But,,, The remote is mine.


ps.  K  .. it was more a spirited debate than a heated discussion. ( Don't you think?....heh)

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Hmmm...

This post confuses me -


The only thing right under my nose is the remote...LOL


click click click...


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17 posted 05-30-2001 12:53 AM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I have posted two replies to this same thread and both have not come up! What's up with that?!
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Well...I'm not AS much of a control freak as I USED to be...I have chilled out somewhat...but er...I can be well...strident in stating what I want.

I have and am learning the art of compromise.

Something SOMEONE will have to also do, in regards to 'the hand' in a few months time...won't he. I concede (see? Compromise at work...) A spirited debate it was   heh heh

K

P.S - what exactly is the 'right' way to push a shopping trolley J?


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men.... control freaks a bit of a generalisation. surely two like minded souls who are in love can come to a compromise about a small thing like a remote or could it be that I don't know the first thing about how relationships really work.

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Sharon --- You mean boogers are the best thing that happened to men  

Q: Why do we take control of the remote?
A: Cause we know whats good to watch

I'm so sorry for doubting you Kit ... please forgive me!!!!

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I was waiting for someone to say that this was a generalization. . .  

Um. . . well. . . I really don't have to have control of the remote. . . and what is control anyway?  

And as to your other question. . . well, I could turn that on you as well. . . but, I'm not going to. . . I'll just say that I'm sure that some men know when they have the best thing that's happened to them right under their nose. . .  

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We're just men.....oh well  
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We're here to make your life interesting  

I'm so sorry for doubting you Kit ... please forgive me!!!!

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1st question
We do that?
2nd question
And right under my nose is my mustache.
Opps I mean the best things right under my nose is my wife, but i just seem to forget that sometimes...

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