Recently I was watching yet another juicy ‘reality’ show finale on my DVR, when right as the conclusion was peaking, the DVR cut off. Same goes with some of my favorite hour-long programs that oftentimes get condensed down to 30 minute airings…perhaps the DVR’s version of cliff’s notes.

I’m known to say that I love the DVR because it saves me time from watching commercials and I can cram two shows into the time I’d watch one, but then I recognize that the amount of content I record far exceeds the amount I’d watch if I actually saw it in real time. Give and take, I suppose, because long gone are the days when I’d have to forgo some actual social event because the Project Runway season premiere was on!  But, also are long gone the days when I might catch a full show at that last critical moment when they just might happen to run 2 minutes over their alloted time and lil’ ole me is left to google the mystery ending.

Wah. I get it. In the big picture, this is completely useless. But let’s be honest, how many times has this happened to you?