Of all the buttons on my remote control, arguably the most useful is the one to instantly dull the din of quasi-entertainment. Though “mute” doesn’t work on others in my house, it remarkably does on baby Dominic. The SAP button; not so much.
It’s so strange that the mute button works. All I have to do is push it and hand it over to him. He puts the whole thing in his mouth, and voila, he’s quiet. Admittedly, nobody else in my house eats the remote, but still, it’s an unrivaled party trick.
It’s a funny button, that SAP one. It turns normal talk into comical gibberish I can’t even begin to comprehend, though I totally love it. It’s called Spanish or something, I think, but such labels don’t mean much to me.
He’s only got one channel on him, a half-baked kid show, so we know why that part of the clicker* doesn’t work, but why not the SAP? I suspect it’s because he’s already stuck in gibberish mode. I’ve never heard any straight talk out of him, so maybe that’s what it is.
You got a better theory? That’s what I thought.
If you’ve got a noisy housemate and a spare remote control, try combining the two for the enhancement of personal peace and quietness. I did, and I insist it’s worked like a charm for me, despite the latent slobber which eventually has awaited my handy kiddo paws. The price is right and it deserves a try.
* Why do they call it a clicker when it doesn’t click on its own? It only makes clicking noises when you bang it on your teeth. Is that it? They don’t really design them this way on purpose, do they?