I don’t know if y’all remember, but a few weeks ago I had AT&T come out to see about getting new television service that included 2 DVRs. They initially told me that the only way it would work would be if they ran a cable down the side of my house, so I politely sent them on their way. The conversation actually went like this, I said, “Do you mean to tell me that if I want this service I’ll have a white cable running down the side of my house?” and AT&T guy said, “Oh no ma’am, it will be a black cable”. Well, why didn’t he say so in the first place? A black cable is a COMPLETELY different story.
AT&T guy left and I was totally despondent about losing 2 DVRs before I ever even had them. So, when P. got home I told him what had happened and he had a brilliant solution to ensure that we could in fact get our Dish Network and maintain the charm of our home. His problem solving skills are just one of many reasons that I keep him around. We called AT&T back and rescheduled. I am happy to report that we are now indeed the proud owners of 2 DVRs and satellite service.
However, one thing I overlooked is that when you change providers for your television service, you have all new channels. I have no idea where any channel is anymore, except for Noggin because it’s a necessity. I’ve never been one to remember that a show is on CBS or ABC, it’s just on Channel 5 or Channel 13.
So my new confusion brings Nena to mind because she will call you and say “Turn it to Channel 25. They are showing a movie about that cheerleading mom that tried to kill somebody. Isn’t that terrible? Why would someone do that? This is just awful, I can hardly watch. Turn it to Channel 25.”
It has never occurred to her that your Channel 25 is different from her Channel 25 and if you ask her what network she couldn’t even begin to tell you (although with Nena it’s always a safe bet to assume she’s watching Lifetime). And now I find out that I’m not that different. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
The fortunate thing is the timing of this situation. I have about 2-3 weeks to familiarize myself with my new T.V. channels before all the new shows start and once they start, my friends, I will have TWO DVRs to record them. It’s a multitude of riches.