If I had my way, we wouldn’t have a TV in this house. I suppose I wouldn’t mind it so much if there were a few shows Vince liked to watch and he would turn it on and watch those shows and turn it off but it’s always on. He’s always surfing . . zipping through channels. And, half the time, he’s napping in his chair with the TV on some goofy show I don’t even like. We have one in the basement and one upstairs in the family room.
I’m trying to devise a plan to get Vince to cancel satellite . . which means NO TV . . for a year . . just as a trial. If after a year he’s dying for the TV, then we just get it again. If after a year, he hopefully finds he doesn’t need TV, we never have one again.
Before I even mention it, I know what he’s going to say . . What are you going to give up?
Well, what would I be willing to give up in exchange for getting rid of the TV? I can’t come up with anything. I want to be able to say: I’m willing to give up ???? if you’ll give up the TV for one year. Any ideas? Cooking, Cleaning, Laundry?? Don’t think that would fly.
Internet? No way! I use it too much for “business”.
Cell Phone? No way! I need it when traveling.
XM Radio? Maybe but that seems kinda “token”. I would just use the iPod and it wouldn’t be a real sacrifice. In fact, because the price has gone up, when it’s time to renew it, even though I love it, I probably won’t do it.
Yesterday he had a big discussion and the TV always being on was part of that discussion and until time to watch the local news last night, which we don’t normally watch, the TV wasn’t turned on and so far, today it hasn’t been turned on.
It would be cruel and unusual punishment (though it really isn’t punishment) to ask him not to have TV during football season so I guess my “No TV” plan will never work and I really don’t have a problem with watching a show here and there . . it’s keeping it on every waking moment that makes me dislike it so much.
How does everyone else handle the TV issues?