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Funny Tech Story: Grandpa Thinks Wii Tennis Is a Contact Sport

Reader HannahNicole recently shared one of her funny family tech stories with our Community:

Many of my recent trips home have centered on family game night, and while that used to mean board games, lately, and usually at my mom's urging, we end up playing a few Wii sports tournaments. Bowling is a favorite in the house, but since my Grandfather is an avid tennis player, we decided to switch it up and host a Wii tennis tournament when he came to dinner.

He stepped up, after we gave a brief how-to, and set out to take on my brother. He had his game face on, totally ready to bring on the competition. However, in prepping Grandpa to play, apparently, we missed one crucial instruction: you don't need to, nor should you make contact with your Wii controller and the television. My Dad jumped off his seat in a panic, when, on my Grandpa's first attempt to return, he approached the TV screen and whacked the Wii mote right against it. Apparently he thought there was some kind of motion censor that needed to make actual contact with the screen in order to work properly, but after inspecting the television for scratches and convincing him that this was not the case, the game continued — and dad ordered Grandpa to stay at least three feet back from the TV at all times.

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