The other night there was no Blue Jays game to watch, so after supper I was scrolling down the guide on the TV for something to watch. I kept scrolling and scrolling and couldn’t find anything stimulating to watch. I can’t believe it, we have over 100 channels to choose from and I still catch myself saying “there’s nothing on.” Guess what? The Blue Jays are off again tonight, so it’ll be the same thing all over again.
We have nearly 10 sports channels that all show the exact same thing. I can pick up the CBC on 4 or 5 different channels with the same shows coming at me from different time zones. If I don’t want to watch a program at 7, I’m certainly not going to change my mind by the time 8 o’clock rolls around. We have Crave TV, but there’s not even one show that captures my fancy. There are so many programs and movies to watch on Crave and I haven’t even heard of most of them. Argh!
Our monthly cable bill comes to more than $220. That includes the internet. I can’t remember the last time I even logged on to our home computer. I’d cancel that part of our cable, but we need the Wi-Fi for our cellphones.
I like to watch programs that I can actually learn something from, so the History Channel and National Geographic are probably the two most watched channels when I’ve got control of the remote. My wife and I love The Big Bang Theory, which seems to be on about 50 times a night on 40 different channels, but we’ve seen every episode, so even that’s starting to get boring.
I really haven’t figured out a way to remedy this situation. I don’t want to cancel anything in case something comes up that I actually want to watch, yet the last phrase I certainly don’t want to mutter 50 times a day is “there’s nothing on!”
I guess I’ll just leave things as they are. Maybe I’ll get lucky in the near future and catch myself saying “I can’t believe how many great shows there are on TV tonight.”
At least the Blue Jays are back on the field tomorrow night!