As soon as I walked in the door yesterday from work, wife said that a sales guy was coming soon to save us money by switching our phone, cable, and internet from Piddly-Local service provider to Mega-National-Company phone, cable, and internet. I was overjoyed and couldn’t wait for our evening walk or gym time to be shot to hell.
The sales guy asked what our Piddly-Local monthly bill was. I told him, knowing that he had his stock sales reaction at the ready. He slowly shook his downcast head. “You’re paying that much?” Oh silly me.
Sales guy asked what I did for a living. I said I was in Information Systems. He blinked twice in quick succession. He then made the spiel of the millions of dollars Mega-National-Company has spent upgrading their network to carry far more data than Piddly-Local can offer. Oh the faster downloading crap life for me.
I’ve thought many times of unplugging myself from the media grid and live the life of Ted Kaczynski or Thoreau….nahhhh. Wife wouldn’t have it and we’ve been massaged by the media far too long. We’re firmly entrenched children of the television age and besides that, I couldn’t survive long, cut off from news about Michael Jackson.
We’ll have a new dish on our roof in a couple of weeks. God bless our TV snow filled souls.
“Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.”— Thoreau