When I watch TV, I watch several shows at once. I switch through the shows during the commercials. There are times when I am watching 3 shows at once. This works for me. What doesn't work is when the remote control is broken.
Our remote is on it's last leg. It's been trying to say "goodbye" for several months now. It has stopped working here and there but it has always come back to us. This time however, I think it's the real thing. I think we have lost it. Now when I want to change the channel or adjust the volume, I have to get up, walk to the TV and then press the buttons on the TV. What a pain. The days of watching multiple shows are over for me. I must learn to be a commercial watcher.
I realize this post makes me sound lazy. I don't really care because the act of watching TV is already pretty lazy. So, when I have made the decision to be lazy and watch TV, I want to be completely lazy. To me, having to get up to change the channel defeats the purpose of watching TV. Poor me.