Gimme Them Scissors!

@FourWalls (13257)
United States
June 15, 2017 8:35am CST
I'd like to offer my heartfelt, if not toilet-filled, congratulations to Spectrum Cable. They found the magic number that has me reaching for the scissors to cut the proverbial cable cord. The "winning" number? $158. That's twenty bucks more than it was two months ago. I'm getting ready to go on a job hiatus in two weeks, and the future is very uncertain thanks to government budget cuts (those cuts where the money stops flowing to the people it's supposed to be helping but the federal employees still get theirs). When something like that happens it's time to look for money-saving areas. And, despite how badly they think and like to portray it to the contrary, cable is a luxury. Considering these days of streaming services, from Roku to Amazon, and the ability to subscribe to channels like MLB (which is more or less all I watch in the summer), it's really a misnomer to say "cable is a luxury." Cable, instead, is more of a dinosaur that is losing customers by the thousands on a daily basis due to their bull-headed, misguided belief that "people must have cable." Not this hillbilly. Yes, I'll miss some channels (I love watching The Jimmy Dean Show on RFD-TV). Yes, it's an "inconvenience" to pull up the local TV station's app or web site to watch local news. But for the $75 a month I'll save by switching to internet only, I think I'll live. So gimme them scissors, as we say in the south (or, to paraphrase Musical Youth, pass the scissors on the left-hand side). There are books to read, parks to visit, and life to be lived. I believe $75 a month will contribute more to bringing that to fruition than having cable. Did I say "Pass the Dutchie"?
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@JohnRoberts (54018)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Jun 17
Spectrum is formerly Time Warner whom I despise for a myriad of reasons.
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@FourWalls (13257)
• United States
15 Jun 17
I had no problem with the service, but I understand where you're coming from. Two words: Ted Turner.
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@JohnRoberts (54018)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Jun 17
@FourWalls Ted has had nothing to do with it for many years. The service is awful and thanks to them, sports rates zoomed.
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@teamfreak16 (40848)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Jun 17
Cable companies are scum!
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@FourWalls (13257)
• United States
16 Jun 17
And how do you really feel, Scott?
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@Corbin5 (102611)
• United States
15 Jun 17
I could lead a very happy life without cable, but due to sports, sports and more sports, my husband must have it. He pays the bill for cable, so there ya go. I am good.
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@FourWalls (13257)
• United States
15 Jun 17
I don't like every sport, just baseball and hockey, so I can buy MLB and NHL and be done with it. But I understand his passion.
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• United States
15 Jun 17
You will be so much happier. I did it and should have done it years ago.
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• United States
16 Jun 17
@Lupita234 Its so much cheaper Jesus..no cable tv bill.
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@UmiNoor (3477)
• Malaysia
21 Jun
That's true. You don't need cable. With free streaming online, you can watch most anything for free these days.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25347)
• United States
15 Jun 17
We stream from our Roku and watch the regular networks from our television for free.
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@amadeo (63701)
• United States
15 Jun 17
you have choices there.Make the best of it.I like the video.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
15 Jun 17
Just think of the books you can buy by not having cable. Lol.
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