How elderly people see television remotes

Let’s admit it, most elderly people can’t handle today’s “new fangled” television remotes. They all think that they’ll break something if they hit a button they’ve never touched before. Even my parents, who are in their mid-60s, look like complete idiots when trying to switch from one television channel to another. They’re so slow to punch in numbers that when switching to a multi-digit channel, they don’t even have time to hit the second or third number before the television thinks they’re done with their choice. I don’t know about you, but this drives me totally crazy. Anyway, if you’re like me and know some old folks who are afraid of touching remotes of any kind, the following comic by Roz Chast will really make you snicker.

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