The Black Box: I'm Electronically-Challenged!
I don’t understand hooking up things to a TV, which remote to use for what, or much else regarding electronic devices.
A few years ago, I learned that we needed a black box from the cable company to access cable channels, although I never have figured out how to hook up the box.
Well, somehow in the process of moving twice in the last few years, one of the black boxes got packed away in a storage unit. When I canceled my cable service, I was told to bring the box in when I found it and I’d get credit for it.
Not long ago – and much to my relief – I found the black box. I carried it around in my car for a while until I could find time to go by the cable company office.
After waiting in line for a while, I finally had my turn at the counter. The lady checked my account by using my phone number, then said there was no record of a box still missing! She listened patiently while I explained what had happened.
We bantered back and forth a bit (nicely) and finally, exasperated, I said, “Well, how in the world did I end up with an extra box?”