Saturday, May 30, 2009

What Frustrates You?

Now honestly, I can't believe how hard televisions are to work nowadays. Why does my TV have four different remote controls? My husband was gone on a Harley ride for a couple of days. All I wanted to do was to watch an old classic--Gone With the Wind. But do you think I could figure out how to play a simple DVD? No!

I called my husband and interrupted his "guy time", but no help on a long distance phone call. Then I called my son, certainly he could help me. But not even my TV savvy son could seem to steer me through all the right buttons. To make matters worse, the TV was stuck on the rolling TV Channel rolling through the times and shows. Even worse, the set wouldn't shut off. The screen just kept scrolling, scrolling, and scrolling . . .

Finally, after two hours of pushing buttons, I gave up. So then I thought, "I'll just watch the DVD on my computer." Now at least it played on the computer, but I couldn't hear it very well. I even grabbed my i-pod ear buds. However, the sound barely projected. Sigh.

I know this is a small thing in the whole scheme of life, but let me tell you, I was one frustrated woman, But even as I write this I smile inside; what a silly thing to upset me. I know and understand the terrible blows that life deals on a daily basis. But even in the most terrible of crises it seems that the small things can tip the scale in an emotional crisis. Why is that?

One thing I can't figure out is why such little things throw me into such a tizzy? But reality check, I was one frustrated woman. What are the little things in life that make you a crazy woman?

By the way, does anyone know how to work the four TV remote controls?


Karen said...

You should have called your "favorite" computer guy/nephew, Jared! That's what I do whenever I have a "techy" problem. :)

My Journey to Hope said...

Thank God for universal remotes! My kids can figure it out faster than I can, and I'm not that old. My frustrations... probably whining tops the list for me.

:) Michelle

Samantha @ the Listener's post said...

Right now topping the frustration list is definitely my three (almost four) year old asking 739 questions an hour. Especially when he asks questions like, "Is it dark time? [at 9:00 at night], "Why is it Saturday?", or "Why did you give me milk?" [when that's what he's just asked for]. Grrr.... I miss preschool. Is it fall yet?