The other day I was paying some bills online when I got to the cable bill and thought to myself, “What a waste of money.” We pay all of that money every month and it seems like I still can’t find anything I want to watch!
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. The same goes for CTV. 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.
Our monthly cable bill comes to $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 I’ve been able to watch some baseball, even if it is only spring training.