Every Monday, Paula Light, with her The Monday Peeve prompt, gives us an opportunity to vent or rant about something that pisses us off. Today my beef is a bit of a nit (i.e., nitpicky).
In my last Who Won the Week post in 2020, I mentioned that I bought a pair of Bluetooth headphones to use while I’m watching TV. Because I’m somewhat “hearing impaired,” when I watch TV, I have to have the volume turned up pretty high in order to hear the audio. Unfortunately, my wife’s hearing is fantastic, and, at the volume I need in order to hear the TV, it’s way too loud for her. She complains that the volume is blasting her out of the room.
The good news is that these headphones do the job quite well. My wife is very happy that she can hear the audio on the TV that is set within the normal human range of hearing. And I’m happy because I can, well, hear the TV audio at all. Everyone wins.
The only “peeve” I have is that whenever I turn on the TV, I have to go to my TV’s sound source settings and delete the headphones as a paired Bluetooth device. Once deleted, I then have to instruct my TV to search for a Bluetooth device. And when it finds my previously paired headphones that I just deleted, I then have to re-pair the same headphones again. I have to do this every damn time I turn the TV on.
Sure, it only takes a minute, so it’s not that big a deal. But because I have to go through these steps each and every time, I leave the TV on all day long just so I only have to do it once a day.
See, I told you it was a nit.