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Friday, October 16, 2015

Dad Would Be Envious


My dad, in a move to prevent his kids from becoming television zombies . . . 



cut through the electric cord to our family television set and added electrical connectors to the severed ends.



To power the Box-O-Entertainment . . . 



offering three network channels and two PBS options . . .  



it was necessary to either locate the hidden bit of cord . . .  



or wait for dad to get home . . . 



and convince him . . . 



there was something worth watching.



Not an easy task, particularly when "Trash" was his predominate descriptor of 1970's television.  



At one point, my sister ran across the nomadic TV cord. She moved it to a new hiding spot, reasoning that she could access it at will. 


The planning issues became apparent that afternoon. Mom and kids were visiting grandma when my dad called in search of the cord. 


In a flash of brilliance, she moved it back when we got home hoping he would overlook the prior search.


Ah, the inevitable transition to more effective management of parents. 


Given that background, I think my dad would appreciate the simplicity of the padlock method. 



Genius! 

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