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24Mar/064

We Have Cable

Finally, after over 14 months of not having cable television Shannon and I have taken the plunge. This decision was partially motivated by our missing the first half of the IU game during last weekend's dinner party (which led us to travel to a local bar in search of static-free television sets).

The cable guy, a nice short fellow from [company name removed], stopped by this morning to do the deed. Here's how everything went down:

Me: Hello, can I help you with anything?
Him: Nope, I got it covered. Thanks.
[awkward silence]
Him: Tell you what - looks like you ordered basic cable. If you want to give me $20 I can give you all the channels for free.
Me: Cash ok?
Him: Yup, cash will do just fine.

So now we have some 40+ "extra" channels (MTV, Food TV, CNN, Fx, OLN, History, Discovery, etc.), which brings us a litte closer to the rest of the world (who have more than the measly 60 channels we now have). Best twenty dollars I have ever spent.

  • http://fortes.com/daily f

    Nice. That would have been an awkward charge on your card.

  • http://fortes.com/daily f

    Nice. That would have been an awkward charge on your card.

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    Yeah, I was a bit shocked at the time – wasn’t really thinking. I have only heard of such stories, and then second-hand. Never actually thought it happened in the “real” world.

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    Yeah, I was a bit shocked at the time – wasn’t really thinking. I have only heard of such stories, and then second-hand. Never actually thought it happened in the “real” world.

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