Commercials on TV

I do not subscribe to cable TV. The reason is because of what a secretary said to me as I was paying my bill one time. I had told her I was fed up with all the advertising and commercials. Her response,”Advertising pays for the shows”. To which I said,”No, I pay for the shows!” That has been well over 7-years ago, and I still do not miss paying $60 + a month, so that I can go out and buy more batteries for a remote that I seem to wear out flipping through worthless channels. Now I get free tv from an antennae where I never know which channel will come in due to the weather. It has limited my choices, but also has supplied me with some quality programming. I speak of the Public Broadcasting channels. I enjoy their news and enlightening shows. When I get bored I turn on the Spanish channel and try to decipher  the conversations. Better than Wheel of Fortune.

Yesterday, while watching a series of programs on CBS, I know for a fact there were more commercials being played than the shows themselves. Sure I know it’s Christmas time. Sell sell sell. But there wasn’t one commercial about the true reason for Christmas. Why? Are they afraid to offend someone? Well they offended me by trying to cram all the latest gadgetry down my throat, and even playing some commercials over and over. I was actually hoping to see some bicycle commercials. Not a one. Come to think of it, I have never seen a commercial for bicycles, except when the Tour DE France is on. Well I guess it’s true: you can’t have everything.


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