Sunday, December 9, 2007

"I'm sooo sad," she said with a smile on her face

Today we had our cable TV turned off. It is a long story but I am going to share it with you anyway.

About a year and a half back we called the cable company and asked them to turn our TV off. We had decided that we did not need to spend so much time sitting in front of the big black box. We also wanted to save a little bit on our monthly expenses. They told us it would be turned off in a few days. We kept waiting for that day but it never came. They did take the charges off our bill but the TV shows continued.

A couple of months later we called them up and let them know that it was still on. They again told us that it would be turned off in a few days. Well... a year and a half later we have been enjoying our free cable TV.

For the last several months our cable Internet has been less and less reliable. It works most of the time but then for thirty seconds to a minute it would flake out. We would wait, impatiently tapping our fingers on the desk, for it to come back. It was becoming more and more annoying!

I work from home a couple of days a week and I use a remote connection to my office. The flaky connection was really causing an issue with this. Recently I received a "Soft-Phone." It is allows me to make phone calls with my PC so I do not have to use my home or cell phone. Anyway, when the connection would flake out the phone would lose a call. This was un-acceptable!

So, I finally arranged for the cable-guy to come out and take a look. They replaced our 5-year-old modem and several of the connectors from the house to the pole. Now the connection works great! But... ... ... while fixing our Internet, they finally got around to turning our TV off. (sniff, sniff)

ShaggaBear was sad because she thought she would not get to see the last two episodes of her favorite show, "The Biggest Loser." She made arrangements with her sister to watch them at her house.

When we told Abby we said, "You wont be able to watch PBS anymore" because Daddy got the cable "fixed." She thought about it for a bit and then said, "Awww!" Mommy and I both said "Awww" after her, feeling her sadness. Then with a great big smile on her face she said, "I'm sooo sad!"

If there is anything Abby is, it is DRAMATIC! Often times I think she really enjoys emotion, even if it is sad or mad emotion. She may be truly sad that she will not be able to watch Clifford or Curious George but she enjoys the feelings of emotion so much that she can't help but have a big smile on her face as she expresses her deep sadness.

Thanks for reading my little story.


GeekTech said...

Nice mooching off the cable company! ...And they say nothing in life is free... (*smirks*)

I know how it is with that __(insert a negative adjective here)__ internet. We have a network of four computers running on one road runner connection. When all computers are on the bandwidth is maxed out crashing the modem. We've complained to Time Warner and they've been out three times. Still not fixed. Brad and I want to make a server for our house but any more connections and we might have to set up a T3 line.

Anonymous said...

Dear Son,
That was interesting about Abby being sooo sad. She was that was when we were coloring and a tip broke on the crayon and she said, "This makes me so sad!" I said that all you had to do was to tear away the paper and you have a new tip.

The next morning at breakfast I knew she would understand when I told her that we would be so sad when she left! That's why a later on she asked if we would be sad when she was gone and Linda was aghast!
From your Mother