January 20th, 2010


Momwatch: A Matter of Record

I love that my mom has no concept of recording a tv show.

Just finished watching the last new 24, and the preview said the show returns at its regular time on Monday, 'a week from tonight'.

Now, she knows it's a recording, and I recorded it Monday, or close to it.  But she started complaining and getting confused that today was Wednesday, and Monday isn't a week away.

I had to actually sit there and explain that those messages don't change if you watch them at different times, they're recordings.  The voice wouldn't say "Make sure you watched the next episode of 24 three weeks ago" if we watched it in the middle of February. ;)