The funniest thing just happened. I don’t watch much TV, but the HDTV dad and mom gave me got me excited about HDTV broadcasts. I want the technology more than anything. Well, I just called dad and asked him if I could order digital HDTV for $40 extra dollars a month. Our cable service offers over 30 channels now and I would really like to watch Food TV in HDTV glory – one of the few channels I will watch on a regular basis.
“Oh, I don’t know if you can afford digital cable,” dad said indecisively. “Your budget is stretched pretty thin.”
“Johnny, don’t tell him that,” I heard my mother say mutedly from a distance. She must have been sitting next to him. “You have several thousand dollars saved up in his bank account now.”
“Martha, HUSH!” dad exclaimed.
I laughed and laughed. Leave it up to mom to foil dad’s plans. Mom loves it when I get “stuff” as long as when dad pays for it. Dad also keeps hoping I will go back to college and finish my degree so he has been trying to save money and has been putting money here and there in my account he said.
“So can I order it?”
“Promise me you won’t drink or use Benadryl and you can make the call.”
I promised and squee’d with glee. I just called and ordered it and they will be here Tuesday at 8am to install the set top box. I also added a DVR for an extra $3 dollars a month and bought an HDMI cable for $19.95. It feels good to shop sometimes – something I never get to do. I am so excited that I don’t think I can wait until Tuesday!