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After drying the TV remote control carefully on the radiator in the kitchen once the water had drained out of it, I tested it yesterday and it didn't work.
I imagined developing unsurpassed levels of fitness as I and the Offsprogs had to get up and press the buttons on the side of the telly every time we wanted to change channels.
Hoo-diddly-ray! I've just picked it up and successfully changed the TV channel as though nothing had ever gone wrong with the thing!
Perhaps it is sad to celebrate evenings of laziness ahead, pointing the device at the other device all night long throughout the autumn.
So be it.