In all things, follow Galaxy Jane.
Who can be wiser? A few days ago GJ mentioned she didn’t have cable TV anymore. I mentioned that I had the lowest tier of Comcast programming, because it gave me Discovery, Food Network and, most importantly, TCM.
Well, this morning TCM and Food Network have been dropped from my package. So it’s time to join GJ and cancel my service. I know they’ll offer me a deal on the next higher tier, but really, $40 a month is $500 a year for TV. Also, and I know this is just a reflection of my Luddite tendencies, but I’m sure moving up to the next tier will require me to get one of their friggin’ boxes and have to install it, and I am just gadgeted out.
When it comes down to it, I don’t watch much TV. Yes, I wish I had access to the local channels, if only for news in the morning, but like Jane, I know that once TV is gone I’ll very rarely miss it. Heaven knows I have enough DVDs to keep me occupied for the next twenty years, and some shows I can watch via the Web if I have to, and hell, maybe without the distraction of the tube I’ll actually get some writing done.
Anyway, TV, thanks for all the fishes.
Now to go through the laborious process of canceling my service, and the attempts to screw me on ‘equipment’ charges, etc.