Gimme Them Scissors!
By Four Walls
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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