Its been a tough few months financially in our household. Much like most of America lately, we have had to make decisions as to what bills get paid and what we have to let get shut off in order to stay out of the red as much as possible. Citifinancial, who held my mortgage at the time REFUSED to help. Of course now that they sold my mortgage, they are offering their customers assistance.. bastards. But that's for a whole other post. Moving on...
DirecTV was the first victim. (Yeah.. like I was gonna let my internet get shut off!) The bastards wouldn't give me an extension.
My husband is a boob tube junkie. He has to have the TV on at ALL times day, night, sleeping, awake, having sex, whether he's inside or outside the TV stays ON almost perpetually. He will surf, stop on something stupid, like a coin auction, then go outside. I will change it to something I like. He will come back in and bitch at me for changing the channel. Shut up guys, you know you do this, just ask your wives/girlfriends. A couple of months ago DirecTV pulled the plug on my husband. He almost flatlined. He fell into a state of slight depression... hmmmmmm maybe I can sue....
Back to my point..
When I came home from lunch one day, he was flipping the channels. On every one we got "channel not purchased." Then suddenly, miraculously, we saw a picture. My husband got excited, so he flipped back. What was on? You guessed it... Home Shopping Network!
He continues to flip.. and the next one an infomercial channel with that weird guy selling Shamwows! Then the commercial for the WTF Blanket
WTF?!? Is this some sick joke? We can't pay the damn bill, you shut off all channels EXCEPT ones that want us to buy shit?? THAT'S
I am happy to report that we DID get the money to pay the bill. My hubby's DT's eventually subsided. The blank stare and subsequent, "you never told me that" has returned and he is just now starting to recover with a LOT of remote control therapy.