Yup, I successfully gift-wrapped "In Your Face!" bragging rights, tied it with the ribbon of my dignity and handed it to him on a silver platter. Darn.
We still operate on kindergarten playground rules in our household so there will be a never-ending succession of victory dances and trash talk after this one.
I bet I'll be rocking out fantastic blue hair at 80 years old when my great-grandchild runs up and says, "Grandpa wants me to ask you: what's the most logical place for the TV remote?" And Joe will be leaning on his walker, smirking.
To answer everyone's question about why in the world I would ever place the remote on the TV:
It's not a question of laziness. Trust me, I am the reigning Midwest champion of Couch Laziness. (Why else would I watch Hole in the Wall??) But if you always put it on the TV, then a sincerely lazy person (moi) will always grab the remote before they sit down. It becomes a habit.
And I don't like it on our end tables because it becomes clutter. As my friend Janna stated, "I'll put it on my end table when a remote can be disguised as a lampshade or picture frame."
Although, I an now open to maybe, just maybe putting it in the drawer of our end table after that was mentioned. Something to ponder...
Anyways, this experiment really showed me
It's one of those topics you need to discuss when you start living with someone else. Other topics include but are not limited to: big utensils in the drawer or in a container on the counter, Colgate or Crest, reading books or watching TV in bed, cooking corn in water, etc.
(For the record: in a container, Crest, reading and no.)
Thanks for participating. Even though I now know many of you think I'm crazy, I really loved reading your responses, even the heated ones.