I got a call from the cable guy standing outside my apartment building today. [Short story: no buzzers on the building and the doors are locked. Guess I'm lucky I never get visitors.]
Seems they had never turned off the cable TV, which he had done. “It won’t affect your cable internet and I’d be happy to turn it back on. I can even offer you the 1st month at half off. ….” Actually, he was quite pleasant, but I said no thanks anyway.
I’d much rather spend my time reading Farradane, Coates, Beghtol, Green and others. My TV works just fine when fed DVDs.
I had never even thought to try hooking up the cable. Looking back at all the things I’ve read over the past 9 months makes me happy I didn’t. So much time could have been wasted. [I'm not claiming TV is worthless or that there is nothing good on; only that it is a time sucker. Personally, I've chosen other time suckers.]
Yes, I know I’m a freak.