Having a roommate can be difficult—when you're subjected to the domestic whims of strangers who often happen to be insane, it's a wonder that inter-roommate bloodshed doesn't occur more often. So the question that arises from this Post story isn't "Why would a middle-aged adult stab their roommate over the remote control?" It's "Why doesn't this happen all the time?"
The tabloid reports that around 6:50 a.m., 60-year-old Waheed Akbar allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and plunged it into the neck and shoulder of his 51-year-old housemate, following an apparent squabble over the programming of the TV in their Flushing apartment. Wasn't fighting over the remote rendered obsolete immediately after the birth of Netflix? Also, aren't all New York televisions automatically pre-tuned to Pat Kiernan anyway?
The victim was taken to New York Hospital Queens, where he is in stable condition. Akbar has been charged with felony assault. He really should spend the time before his arraignment brushing up on his telenovelas.