I am a classic prankster. I like to pick, pull, aggravate and scare. At least that is what I’m told by my family. The other day I was playing on my new phone, going through most of the useless apps that were factory stored onto my phone. I ran across an app called “WatchOn.” After a few minutes into the app I found that I could use my android cell phone as a remote control. I could change channels, turn it on and off right from my cell phone. My first thoughts were, it’s pretty cool but I have a remote so unless I lose that remote, this app is rendered useless. A couple hours later I had an epiphany, a prankster’s epiphany a “prankstiphany” if you will. I thought, what if I am at someone else’s house and their TV just happens to start changing channels and turning on and off? What will their reactions be?
A few days later I was at a friend’s house just lounging around watching TV, playing on my phone when I ran across my WatchOn app again. I quickly remembered the prank I had thought of. I programed my remote to control my friend’s TV and started turning the TV on and off over and over again. My friend at first sat in awe looking at the remote in his hand. He quickly took out the batteries of his remote and stared at the TV. My friend screamed, “Look at this remote, look at it, batteries is out of it and its still turning on and off.” I quickly reply with a solution, “maybe unplug the TV and plug it back up.” My friend agrees and unplugs the TV and plugs in back into the same outlet in the wall. This time I started changing channels once the TV turned back on. My friend stood in awe looking at the TV. My friends actually looked a little frightened before I revealed myself! We laughed and laughed and now I encourage you to play this prank with “WatchOn!”