My husband and I have recently had a huge “thing” over the cable channels. I want more, he wants less. We have Apple TV but a lot of the stuff on Apple TV is blocked by our local cable company. Plus, both my husband and I are political junkies, so it’s inconceivable to me not to have cable news networks at our fingertips 24/7. Finally, I won. I mean, finally, my husband decided to call the cable company and explore our options.
Which package deal will be the best for us? We do have things we watch on Apple TV that we don’t need in our package. And there are a bunch of channels which I wouldn’t watch if I were alone on a desert island and they were the only entertainment choices. Like any show with a laugh track.
While on the phone, my husband’s voice was getting louder and he had that why-am-I-talking-to-someone-who-doesn’t-know-what-they-are-talking-about edge to it. He and the cable company came to an agreement. It still doesn’t include all the news channels I want, but I do get the golf channel back (phew!) and some history, science and true crime channels. And we’re stuck with more laugh tracks. We decided that what we need is an à la carte menu for cable shows.
What we need is an à la carte menu for life.
What a world of possibilities that opens up! Because the idea of à la carte means that what you want is available when you want it. It is your choice. The narcissist’s dream come true.
Which job do I want? I’ll choose this one! Bad choice? I’ll switch to another one! Which house to live in? Let’s choose this one! But please lop off half of the acreage, and remove the fireplace and this extra room has got to go. À la Carte!
I’m absolutely not going to touch family with this one.
What would you choose if you had the chance?
I would choose….
- a trip to Alaska that only takes 4 hours and
- shows a movie that I choose out of all movies ever made
- that would serve anything I want to eat while
- surrounded by pleasant people and
- has no turbulence plus
- the temperature in the plane is just the way I prefer, and most of all,
- it will be free.
An à la carte menu for life? I guess not.