Thursday, March 4, 2010

Family and Friends React to Cheaper TV

A funny thing happens when you try something radical, like living without cable TV.  You find out that people have very strong opinions.  Here are some reactions I received from friends and family:

My mother talking to my kids:  "Don't worry kids, this won't last!!!  He'll crack in a week or two"

My little brother Richie:  "Don't tell people you're cutting cable, they'll think you're having money problems"

Uncle Tony: "Broadcast TV?  I don't think we have that service.
Me: "Everybody has it... just use an antenna."
Uncle Tony: {Shocked} "You mean like a coat hanger?  You're going in the wrong direction."

Cousin Daniel: "You could totally replace Cable with an antenna and NetFlix"

Sister Stephanie: "How can you live without News!"

Co-Worker Matt: "Comcast just raised my bill $40.  I'm gonna make the switch too."

Cousin Jenn: "I've been wanting to do that for years"

and last but not least...

Wife: "I don't care what you do, as long as I can see my novelas. {spanish soap operas}"