V – Vibrations


“I am convinced that there are universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the ether everywhere and that any who can feel these vibrations is inspired.”   Richard Wagner  


“I’m pickin up good vibrations
She’s giving me excitations
I’m pickin up good vibrations
(oom bop bop good vibrations)
She’s giving me excitations
(oom bop bop excitations)
Good good good good vibrations” 

 Words from The Beach Boy’s song “Good Vibrations”


One evening as I was preparing dinner in the kitchen, I heard, “Gwynn, will you come upstairs please?”

My husband had moved from his office down the hall, to our bedroom, to stretch out and relax while watching TV.  First, you need to understand that my husband is an extreme Type A + personality with NO patience.  So as I entered the bedroom I noticed that the TV was unplugged and my husband was growling “This TV is vibrating and I can’t stand the noise.  I have done everything to make the vibrating stop, but it won’t quit.  I’ll never be able to sleep tonight listening to that noise. Help me carry the TV down to the guest bedroom.  We’ll call the junk people tomorrow to come pick it up.”

So the two of us each took a side of the TV and gingerly carried it to the guest bedroom and set it on the bed.  As my husband listened, he noticed that the TV had stopped vibrating.  I might add that I wear hearing aids so I didn’t hear anything anyway.  Hmmm, maybe carrying the TV down the hall had fixed the vibration?

So we picked up the TV and carried it back to the master bedroom to set it back on the chest of drawers where it usually sat.  After returning the TV back to its’ former home the vibrations started again.  So I helped my husband carry the TV back to the guest room, where we left it on the bed.  It is a good thing it was too late to call the junk man, otherwise our TV would have been GONE!

When we returned to the bedroom, to organize the Comcast box and cords on the dresser, my husband blurted out, “OH, it’s the Comcast box that is vibrating and not the TV.”  So back down the hall we went for the TV, to return it again to its home on my chest of drawers.

This time my husband unplugged the Comcast box and set it on our bed as he was going to call Comcast in the morning.  However, once he lifted the Comcast equipment off the chest of drawers and set it down, my husband exclaimed, “The chest of drawers is vibrating!”  With this, he starts pulling open the drawers.  Since the chest has a double set of drawers, I started opening the other side of drawers as “light suddenly dawned.”  When I opened the top drawer, there inside, my vibrator had decided to go off, so it was vibrating away!  All I could do was burst out laughing hysterically.  As I bent over nearly falling on the floor, as I was laughing so hard, my husband managed a weak smile, then a chuckle.

By the way, I no longer leave the batteries in my vibrator.



About Gwynn Rogers

After 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the fields of real estate, high tech, and corporate travel, Gwynn has moved on to the career of “Grandma.” When not teaching her granddaughters an extensive vocabulary of “alley-oop-boop, ups-a-daisy, cowabunga or bummer”, Gwynn can be found hunting for mentors for the Kitsap Youth Mentoring Consortium, or chasing her fantasies on her treadmill. Gwynn currently freelances for magazines.
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12 Responses to V – Vibrations

  1. Gwen, I love your vibrator story! Isn’t it just like men to make a rash decision without investigating? I think my husband would have done the same thing.

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      OMG, Carol, I can’t believe that other men would be as rash as my husband. Plus, I can’t believe he tore everything apart without realizing that the vibrating noise was not coming from them. However, it was the best laugh I have had in ages.

      Thanks for taking the time to read my stories and comment, Carol.

  2. patgarcia says:

    Hi Lady,
    This is really a good one. By the way, you have lots of exercise and muscle building by taking that television down the hall three or four times. I would have loved to see your husband’s face when you realized it was the vibrator. :-))))

    I am still laughing. Believe me when I say, I needed to read this one today. You have lighten my day. Thank you, girlfriend.


    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      What is especially funny is that my husband claims that HIS hearing is EXCELLENT!! I can’t believe he took everything apart without listening more closely! I should write about another weekend we had because of John’s EXCELLENT hearing!!

      I’m glad I could provide the chuckle for you. I still laugh when I remember that experience.

  3. Funniest story so far, Gwynn. And a great way o start the day, laughing out loud. By the way, I know that type A personality so well — too many people in my family … bouncing off the wall, no patience.
    Thanks for the laugh.

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      It blows me away that people make “snap judgments” so fast without thinking the problem through. After all how many TVs do you know that vibrate!? 😉 Plus, the funny part is that my husband claims his hearing is “excellent!” Crazy guy!

      Thanks so much for commenting. By the way, I commiserate with you in dealing with the Type A personalities in your family. They must drive you batty at times. Enjoy your day!

  4. Susan Scott says:

    Well I’ll be Gwynn! What kind of vibrator was/is this? To use on the sore muscles?
    Thanks for the laugh! Am in the mountains no wi fi
    So using cell phone which is difficult to say the least!/

  5. Funny story, Gwynn; and I appreciate Susan’s query.

    I do agree with Wagner’s belief about “universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the ethers.” I have always believed that. When I was quite young, I believed that music came from the ethers, before I knew there were musical instruments making that sound. I continue to believe this to be true. All we need do is be silent and listen.

    • Gwynn Rogers says:

      Yes, there are many types of vibrations in the world. My favorite was a tuning fork. Now I love the chimes of the church bells in town.

      However, in the meantime, I’m learning my husband’s hearing isn’t as “excellent” as he thinks it is! 😉

  6. Ah, church bells — my favorite, and wind chimes.

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