Saturday, May 14, 2011
My daughter, Christine, is on a money saving kick which is always a good idea. Our phone company recently entered the cable TV and Internet Provider business and a salesman came to the door. He told Christine how she could tape three shows at the same time, which was a feature she loved. When he told her the monthly price Christine signed on the dotted line. It was going to be $100 less per month.
A week later the techie showed up and spent five hours hooking up our six TVs. He was finally done, started putting his tools away and said, “Now, you can only watch three TVs at the same time.”
Christine and I looked at each other. I thought I didn’t understand what he was saying.
“You mean we can only watch three TVs?”
“Yes, at the same time. You can also tape on three, however taping counts as watching so then you can only watch two TVs while one is taping.”
He knew we had six televisions sets. He worked on them all day. Now, when he is leaving, he tells us this important bit of information? Why would we have six TVs if we didn’t want to watch them all?
Well, Christine phoned the company and cancelled the whole thing and went back to regular cable.
I know it sounds ridiculous to own six TVs, but eight people live in the house and it saves a lot of arguments. Christine just bought one for her hubby because he is the only one who watches hockey (except for the playoffs). Do you know how many hockey games there are per season? My husband and I have two because I am tired of watching John Wayne. Our grandson rents a room and has his own. Faith has one in her room because she has sleeping problems.
So, beware of phone companies bearing gifts. It might not be the great deal you expected!