Anyone who has a family knows how important the telly is. My wife loves her soap operas, I have more than a passing interest in certain sporting events and my daughter seems to have been brainwashed by various cartoon characters.
This is all well and good in the normal course of events, as each of us enjoys our own interests at different times of the day. My wife relaxes in the evenings with her favourite soap characters, my daughter falls asleep at lunch time watching talking squirrels and alarmingly rebellious sponges and I always keep an eye open for a big game.
Where’s the Usual Jam?
But I wouldn’t be typing this if there hadn’t been a problem, and a big one at that. Due to some slow times at work I had been forced to put our household onto Mediterranean style austerity measures. We were coping well with the supermarket’s own brand jam and with doing a bit more walking but when I said that I wanted to cut back on the telly channels all hell broke loose.
My wife went in a huff and my daughter, who is still learning to speak, said “No, no, no, no, no!!!” before hurling something squeaky at me. To top it all off I even got annoyed at myself for making the suggestion. Anyway, calm was only restored in the house when I pointed out that it was now easy to go online and compare all of the different packages. There was some general distrust in the family at first but they soon realised that I wasn’t speaking with a forked tongue and that I had our best interests at heart.
Where Did This Channel Appear From?
It actually turned out to be an inspired move if the truth be told. The first thing we did was work out the channels we wanted, which was easy. After that we realised that for years we had been paying for channels which none of us ever watched. For example, I haven’t watched a movie from start to finish since that horrific airplane journey in which I was forced to sit through not one but two Home Alone films.
I had always thought that my wife tuned into the odd Richard Gere special but it turns out that she hates the guy and had been thinking that I had been using the channel to see Angeline Jolie movies. I’ve got nothing against Mrs Pitt but this simply isn’t true. The truth of the matter is that we had both been completely ignoring these movie channels while paying for them every month. By simply comparing the different packages on offer it was clear that there was the chance to make a big saving here with no loss to our lives or general happiness.
After whittling down the list of channels we are interested in we saved quite a few pounds and also discovered that there are loads of channels which none of us has ever seen. The only problem now is how to work out what to do with the cash we save. My wife fancies getting a new jacket while, my daughter makes strange plaintive noises whenever an advert for the latest Barbie doll appears on screen. Maybe we should just save up to buy an extra TV or two now.
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