Wednesday, November 4, 2009

so, I don't watch TV but I want a new 50" flat screen????

In our house we have two 27" tube TVs. Both TVs work fine. There is one in the living room and one in the rec room. The latest one cost about $150 and is a tank. I watch about 30 minutes of TV a week, on average, and most of that is spent watching TV programs on my laptop. Only occasionally do I remember to put the program onto a memory stick and watch it on the larger screen. I do play video games on the TV, about 2 hours per month, but with the exception of reading text have no complaints for the size of TV for that. We do watch the occasional movie, but me watching is not consistent so no point in an average there.

So, then, why is it that almost everytime I get a flyer for futureshop or best buy do I drool and scheme over one of their huge flat screen TVs? Why do I desire for those TVs? The only thing I can think of is that inside of me I have a desire to impress my children, my wife, my friends and anyone else who will care to look at my TV that I have a big one. Sad.


  1. I think there is something chemical at work when it comes to men and TVs. Personally, an active television can stop me in my tracks, cause my mouth to hang open with drool hanging out the side. It doesn't matter what's on. It can be a muted Barbi commercial: same effect. The bigger the TV the greater the effect. It's deeply entrancing... and disturbing.

  2. Thank you. It is good to know I am not alone.

  3. not only with tvs. trucks, machines, boats, RVs