Last night I had the TV on and wanted to change channels. Nothing happened. A few minutes later I had no problem, the remote responded. Then I wanted to change the volume but nothing happened.. A few minutes later I could change the volume. When I wanted to turn the TV off I could not turn it off with the remote so I turned it off with ON/OFF on the TV. I went to bed wondering what was wrong with the remote or the TV. Then, like a lightening bolt, I said to old Joe21, "Hey stupid, I believe the remote needs new AAA batteries". Problem solved.
But before I went to sleep I did a little pondering. Almost everything in this old world would eventually cease operating if we had no replacement batteries.
I get a kick how toys come with batteries now. They wer not included when I was a kid. In fact Stephen Wright had a joke I loved- " I went to but batteries at the store but when I got home I found they werent included."