Today's Guilt Trip
March 1, 2007 9:03 PM
Snuck out to Willy’s Gym this afternoon and eaves-dropped on a conversation between two know it all yuppies about how they were prepping to transist into the digital age. In my gym, small town, just about everybody knows everybody. Gladly I don’t know those two.
Natch, they had it all wrong. They have exactly the same problem I have: expanded basic, no set-top converter, so something needs to be done, I guess, before 2009, if it even happens. But I had dinner on my mind, after reading my colleague’s blog, “Mel’s Diner” on this website about the best mac n cheese. Check it out.
Sounded like they were both going to upgrade on Comcast for the full digital array of networks. The dude said, it was no problem, that Comcast would snake all wires up and down the walls for all sets. Huh! Dead wrong, macho man. Comcast, here, runs wires along your walls only, and if you wanna snake, you hire an electrician, or commandeer your husband to the task and hope he doesn't French fry the house. See another food analogy.
Could have. Should have. Didn’t tell them what I knew. But why bother? Sometimes listening is better than “stepping in it,” and you know what I mean if you have dogs, or guests who like to tell you what’s wrong with media. And, being the ace of procrastination, I must say it has its payoffs. Sometimes the problems just go away.
Could have told them to try to get a $40 rebate for a tuner that would fix all of their problems. But I didn’t, because the cutters of those checks probably don’t have enough money to go around for all. So why blow my own chances?
Now the guilt is setting in. Was I a lout, and mindless of community service, that I could have provided, if I didn’t have mac n cheese on my mind? After all I sit on the town’s cable and telecom advisory committee, pro bono. Maybe tomorrow. Or maybe not.