Saturday, April 25, 2009

We finally have cable. Here's what happened. One night, a cable door-to-door salesman came to our house and offered us the basic tier at half the price for one year. And then, to sweeten up the deal, he threw in Channel 55 for free, so we were sold.


Yay for the Resident Bureaucrat. So now, instead of watching soccer on the preview screen at another person's house, he gets to watch soccer on the preview screen in the comfort of our own house.


Saturday night: He was sitting on the recliner, watching soccer on the mosaic squares and actually smiling to himself.


"Like that very shiok meh?" I asked.



"Yes."


I looked at the screen. The players looked like the size of fungi.


I looked at him again and he defended himself: "I may not be able to see the ball but I can listen to the commentary."

Okay. To put it nicely, he is a man of simple pleasures.

To put it not so kindly: Cheap thrill.

2 comments:

Midori said...

I think I have a lot in common with the RB. I will turn on the tv, switch to mosaic mode, and leave it on Chinese MTV, so I can hear the songs without having to subscribe to the channel. We are very thrifty okay!

Sze Yong said...

welcome to the cable world!! former telly buddy warns about being hooked to channel 16, 17, 18, 19, 52, 54 and 55. (ok, that's just me).

congrats to ending the shackles of MedioCrep. =P