Monday, September 12, 2011

When in Doubt...Hit It!


On a recent visit to a friend's home I went to use the bathroom.

When I tried to shut the door I found that an over the door towel holder was preventing me from doing so.

"Is there a trick to this door?" I asked as I tried hard not to do the pee pee dance.

"Oh yes, Joanne, you have to lift the rack at an angle, but not too high. Then you have to keep your hand there and then with the other hand shut the door."

I followed the directives and they didn't phase me in the least. I did not think them strange or even in the least bit abnormal. I think everyone owns something that involves banging pulling tapping or kicking for it to work.

I had a manager who each day would ask one of his employees to steer his car as he pushed it to get the darn thing started.

Another friend would shake his radio over his head to get it to turn on.

Another friend would slap then tilt her TV in college in order to see her shows.

Another friend would have to hold the VHS tape firmly in the VCR or else the darn machine would spit it out...eventually she used duct tape to keep it shut!

So now I will show you how I turn on my old out-dated tired-as-heck computer


Don't ask how I stop that annoying buzzing sound coming out of the computer's tower! That one took months of figuring out just the right karate move!

                                  Have a great Monday!


  1. hahaha! That is hilarious! I love it! I have to put the vcr/dvd remote about two inches from the thing to get it to work. I cant think of anything else at the moment, but im sure there is more.

  2. Soo funny! I have a blog award for you over on my blog.

  3. This is funny about how we learn to make things work for us! Good idea!

  4. Very funny dear, especially the boss who had to push his car to start it. Had a fiend with a VW that had no reverse gear; he had to park very carefully.

  5. LOL! Maybe you could get a high tech job with the Geek Squad? :-)

    God bless and have a great week :-)


  6. I can relate. We have a door that won't latch right. Even when we get it fixed it happens all over again.

  7. LOL and people thought i was crazy for taping the radio to get the station to come in

  8. Do we all have the magic moves or dances we have to make to get something to work? Yes, yes we do. I think it is part of being human, or something.

  9. @ Ramona~ kind of defeats the purpose of having a remote! LOL!

    @ Maeve Frazier~Thank You!

    @ Beth~ Thanks!!

    @ Kim @ Stuff could... ~ Thank You!

    @ Anthony Stemke~Oh That must have been a sight!

    @ T.O. Geezer aka ~Ron~ LOL! Yep just give me a bat and I'll fix any computer out there!

    @ Barb~There is always something that has a trick to it!

    @ Becca~ That is too funny!

    @ Susan Kane~I agree!

  10. very funny:)
    this evokes the nostalgia of star wars, where han solo has to hit the center console to get the space ship to turn on.


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