He sat on the couch before he realized his mistake. The remote sat in front of the television. He had forgotten to get it.
He sat there for some time before his friend entered the room. “Decided not to watch anything?”
“I forgot the remote.”
His friend looked at him, then at the television. “It’s… right there.”
“Can you get it for me?”
Walking over there, his friend picked it up. “And you couldn’t have done it… because?”
The other rolled his eyes. “You see, this is why your wife kicked you out, dumbass.” However, his friend wasn’t his wife, so he handed his friend the remote and moved on with his life.