Monday, May 2, 2011
I recently spoke to our local guy (a great guy) in charge of installing WiFi service at our cottage.
It opens up a whole new world up in the wild, wild woods and it allows me to work from there. I discovered its joys after he put one in our cottage last year. Now he's going to install another unit in our guest cabin so while the birds are twittering, so too can our guests.
The conversation today went something like this (I'm paraphrasing here):
Him: Okay,, so I'll just attach the unit on the satellite arm.
Me: The what?
Him: You know, the satellite arm.
Me: Are you talking about a satellite dish?
Him: (slightly annoyed) No, the satellite dish is attached to the satellite arm. I'm going to put the Wifi unit on the same arm.
Me: We don't have a satellite arm.
Him: Sure you do (getting more annoyed) because that's where your satellite dish is attached.
Me: But we don't have a satellite dish.
Me: We don't have a satellite dish.
Me: We. Don't. Have. A. Satellite. Dish. Hence, no satellite arm.
Him: WELL HOW DO YOU WATCH TV?
Me: We don't really watch TV.
Him: What? No seriously, how do you watch TV?
Me: We don't.
Him: What do you do?
Me: Well, we read a lot. We used to take the kids camping when they were little, and we'd read books to them, and we just kept the tradition going at the cottage. Why, I read the whole Harry Potter series to them and I ---
Him: Well, GEEZ, they're not kids anymore! Give them TV for God's sake!
I could not stop laughing on the phone. Literally. He had to wait for me to catch my breath.
Am I the only one who thinks it's better without TV at the lake?
Hands up those who think I'm nuts.
Hands up those who prefer a good book, or a rousing game of Balderdash, Scrabble, Pictionary, Cranium or Cribbage and a gin and tonic?