I just realized now, after growing up with PB&Js in front of Sesame Street and The Electric Company that pbs could mean peanut butter sandwich.
My att u-verse reciever went out recently. Like for a pack of cigarettes or ice cream… and never came home.
I got a replacement receiver and have spent over 4 hours on the phone with tech support trying to get the bugs ironed out, you know how wrinkly and starch-resistant bugs can be…
What do I really need a tv for anyway… I asked myself after spending two lovely hours of my Saturday afternoon with Level 2 tech support guru [[NAME redacted] to protect the identity of the innocent from the gnashing jaws of the hungry corporate beast which feasts exclusively on the decaying souls of the most stout-hearted, yet unfortunate call-center employee].
The vcr and dvd player still work, and I can watch ANYTHING from tv on that thing I hear the kids call “teh internets”.
I can make my own TV network and watch whatever I want, whenever I want.
And I start my personal programming line-up with PBS. Aside from a few of my favorite movies and sit-coms (and I can watch all of them online…), pbs has it all. History, science, literature/mystery/arts, culture and current events.
I think I might have a PB sandwich and watch that NOVA special on Butterflies again, and glare menacingly out of the corner of my eye at that useless receiver sitting on top of the tv set.
Funny thing is- I hardly watched any tv at all before U-verse was hooked up in my place at my roommate’s request, and the fact I’d bother to write a post about tv channel-surfing withdrawal on a Sunday morning makes me very glad it’s not working and I hope it stays that way. THE FIRST STEP IS ADMITTING YOU HAVE A PROBLEM….
In the interest of full disclosure: ATT is my telephone and ISP (as well as roommate’s U-Verse provider) and has been since back in the SBCglobal days, and they have always provided me with outstanding service and I have never had any issues with them. This Uverse issue is internal here in our building, not on ATTs end. They’ve always gone above and beyond in regard to customer service in my ten years with them and especially this time trying to assist with the technical issues out of their control.