Channel Surfing 101

Me: Go take control of the TV. Play video games or watch something.

Daughter: (stunned) You mean.. I actually get control of the remote?

Me: Yeah.

Daughter: I never get control of the TV. I’m not sure what to do with it.

Me: Well it works like this. You pick up the remote and change the channel until you see something and say to yourself, “Hey! This looks interesting!” and you watch it. Then you find out it’s not interesting and you pick up the remote and change the channel until you find something and say “Hey! This looks interesting!” and you watch it.

Daughter: What if it’s not interesting?

Me: Lather, rinse, repeat until you find something interesting.

Daughter: Wow.