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Why is it that when we KNOW the batteries in a remote are dead, we push the butt

  1. Dr Rockpile profile image60
    Dr Rockpileposted 6 years ago

    Why is it that when we KNOW the batteries in a remote are dead, we push the buttons harder?

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    Lesleysherwoodposted 6 years ago

    The same reason we keep looking in the fridge for food that we know is not there or reading the TV magazine over and over as if a new programme is going to appear since we last looked.  Complete human madness.

  3. LeslieAdrienne profile image77
    LeslieAdrienneposted 6 years ago

    I know, right....  or, we take them out rub them on our sleeve and put them back in; all the time hoping that we have raised them from the dead...

  4. Lisa HW profile image71
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Besides what someone else said...

    ..for the same reason we can't help but switch lights (and other stuff) on even when we know there's a power outage in our house. (and the same reason people often speak in a louder voice to someone who doesn't understand the language well   smile  ).

  5. Jeannieinabottle profile image92
    Jeannieinabottleposted 6 years ago

    It's just all about denial. 

    Also, sometimes if you take the batteries out and put them back in, you can trick the remote to work an extra hour or so.  Sure beats walking across the room!

 
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