Imagine the scenario. You sit down late in the evening in order to take in a little TV. You grab a drink, a soft pillow, and your coziest afghan and snuggle onto your overstuffed sofa. The dog is lazing by your feet looking as if posed for a Norman Rockwell painting. Flipping through the channels, you settle on network TV. You are lulled into a state of utter relaxation. The channel goes to a commercial break.
THE TV BLARES AT A DECIBLE THAT IS HEARD ROUND THE BLOCK, BUY THIS, EAT THAT, AND GO HERE!!!
You dive for the remote before everyone else in the house is jolted awake and hit the mute button. That’s what you get for not using your TIVO or DVR.
Yay! Congress is finally thinking about the middle class citizen. Halleluiah and praise whatever deity you worship because at the end of September Congress passed legislation that will require the stations to keep the commercials at the same volume as the programs that they interrupt.
Finally you can watch television without having a heart attack from fright every time it goes to station break! Finally!
I’m sure it will take a little while before it goes into effect, but hey it’s a step in the right direction. Now for the question at hand, where did that remote land when I jumped out of my seat?