Everyone with a TV knows that misplacing your remote control is such a pain in the arse. Back in the day it wasn’t such a big deal to have to manually change the station, when there was only about six channels you had to surf through. But now, with all the varying satellite and cable boxes, and the umpteen channels to sift through, it can be downright maddening when the remote goes for a walk.Now take that frustration and multiply it by a thousand and you’ll know what it’s like when you’re 97-years-old and your remote control is missing. Not to be ageist, but people pushing 100 aren’t the most technologically savvy folks in the world, and it really takes a lot for them to be able to manage their TV remote. So you can understand this elderly Brewers fan’s panic when his clicker couldn’t be found prior to the Milwaukee-Pittsburgh game on September 26.
So our nonagenarian did what any person would do in this type of crisis—he called 911.
Cops responded to the man’s emergency, found the remote, and our Brewers fan was able to watch his beloved team lose 9-8 to the terrible Pittsburgh Pirates.
I can’t say for sure, but I bet the old guy would have rather the remote stayed lost had he known how the game would have turned out.
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