 An à La Carte Menu

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.

frustration with cable companies

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.

a la carteWhich 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.

Ultimate-Alaska-Orca- kenaiBut, on second thought, maybe it’s just as good that we don’t have those options.

An à la carte menu for life? I guess not.

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13 Responses to  An à La Carte Menu

  1. Free is good. I’ll take free! 😊

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  2. Going the other way, Hubby and I have access to multi channel TV whilst we are house sitting, and although it was nice to see re runs of M*A*S*H and the original Star Trek, everything is spoilt by adverts. We are so glad we haven’t got TV! (World news is accessed via the internet, so we’re not exactly out of touch.)

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  3. If I could pare down to the true crime channels, sports, history, and news I would be a happy camper. My husband needs (NEEDS) several movie channels so that he can repetitively view the same four movies in an endless cycle. Compromise is the word, and I’m resigned to a good portion of our income going to the cable company each month. 🙂

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  4. Bumba says:

    Don’t you get CSPAN? PBS and CSPAN. Otherwise zilch.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      PBS yes. Now we will get CNN, BBC, MSNBS and CBC. My favorites. I especially like the foreign channels because you get a different perspective. And especially, special is the Canadian news. Thank you for being part of my 2015 blogging.

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  5. Bea dM says:

    à la carte menu for life? Though free is nice, you’d take the excitement, surprise and sense of accomplishment out of life, so I’ll settle for a Wish List, powered by a New Year’s resolutions list. And go for it! Wishing you a great 2016!

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