This is a recent conversation J and I had while shopping at Target:
Me: [Reacting like a magpie when seeing something shiny]. Look, they have one of those programmable universal remotes. We can get rid of the three remotes lying around the living room. And it's only 10 bucks! I'm going to get it.
J: The silver remote can be programmed to control the TV and the cable box, and the Xbox can't take a universal remote, so we need at least two. And weren't you going to cancel the cable anyway?
Me: [Putting the universal remote back on the shelf] Wow, you really know how to take the wind out of the sails of an impulse buy.