... otherwise known as, "Why I hate my dog"
Seriously, when is the last time you actually walked over to the TV to change the channel/volume/etc?? I know, I know, I tout it all the time in my health lectures, "You know, you could burn more calories at night just by going without the remote for a while..." But in reality, that tidbit of healthy advice fits into my "do what I say, not what I do" category.
The main benefit to walking to the TV has been that I can take a good swing at said dog on each trip. Okay, okay before you go calling PETA (or whatever that animals rights group is...) on me, I don't really kick my dog. I just really, really want to sometimes!!
... P.S. Did I mention that this is the THIRD remote the defendant has destroyed??!