Sunday, October 16, 2005

You really have to get cable I

Coworkers have said this to me on numerous occasions after having been met with the blank stare as a response to their TV-from-the-night-before references.

$40/month for 100+ channels of stuff I wouldn't watch for free, interspersed with even more ads than network? A small price to pay to "get" my peers? Could I just keep the $40 and not be social instead?

6 comments:

Pablo said...

Cheer up, you are not alone in this.

Be said...

I don't hang around in bars, either, so where the heck am I going to find a husband? Can't relate to my peers, can't get beer goggles. I am a hopeless cause.

Pablo said...

The bar I frequent is more for commiserating with the other luckless regulars, like A--- S----, while we play Muddy Waters or other blues on the jukebox.

You need to be more prideful in your contempt for pop culture. Take what cold elitist comfort you can from saying "it's lonely at the top."

Be said...

I don't think I hold pop culture in contempt - it's more a case of just not getting how folks can sit in front of the boob all evening long after spending the day on the computer. I'm always trying to get out, get air, get away from all the blippy little mediatised things that I have to deal with during the day.

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Maybe you'd all not be so luckless if you weren't regulars. (Snort). There's comfort in numbers, though, I understand.

Pablo said...

Yeah, well. It's hard for me to relate to peers, because I am so, you know... peerless!

Be said...

Da, Pavel, it is indeed lonely at the top...lonely in that field you're outstanding in...