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>From my limited observances, I’ve seen a new argument arise in marriages. These arguments are centered around the DVR. Here are a few tips if you find yourself having to share a Tivo:

  1. If you record Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, or the newest incarnation of CSI and you don’t watch it before the airing of the next new episode, your partner has the right to delete the old ones if there are more than 2 sitting in the Play List.
  2. Any movies stored on the hard drive for perpetuity need to be acceptable to both partners. Otherwise, you better watch it before the computer assigned expiration date.
  3. If someone accidentally forgets to record Thomas the Tank Engine for your 3 year old son, don’t blame your partner (even if it is their fault). Blame the machine.
  4. If you must record an entire season of Survivorman, Man vs. Wild, or some other Discovery Channel gross fest, please try NOT to choose the ones that come on just before dinner with guests. They will be shown AGAIN.
  5. If you find that your life doesn’t allow you to watch much TV, cramming all the missed shows on the Tivo isn’t the answer. If you can’t set aside time at least every other day to watch your shows, you are unfairly clogging up some precious drive space.

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