What to do?
What to do?!?
Well, here’s a crazy suggestion:
Take a deep breath in.
Then exhale slowly.
Now peel your butt off the couch…
And go find something else to do.
Read a book, perhaps.
Reading is rapidly becoming a lost art.
Now is a great time to rediscover it.
Speaking of lost arts…
How about communication?
Like, to other people?
What do you mean, not virtually?
How does that even work?
Are you telling me I have to talk to my family now?
Please don’t make me talk to my family!
Anything but that!
Such was the general sentiment when I perused Twitter comments on Hulu Support after experiencing a brief outage.
I’m cancelling my service!
You’ve ruined my night!
What am I supposed to do now?
That’s it. I’m switching to Netflix!
You’ve ruined my life!!!
I’m not sure whether to be amused or disturbed.
I guess we’ll go with amusingly disturbed.
Or disturbingly amused.
I do tend to be easily amused, after all.
Get your shit together!
You’ve single-handedly managed to ruin millions of lives with your carelessness!
Hulu and Netflix are both down?
Let’s try a different strategy.
Put on some shoes and open your front door.
Now step outside and close the door behind you.
Keep putting one foot in front of the other until you are doing this thing that is typically referred to as walking.
Now look up.
There’s the sky!
Isn’t it stunning?
See those beautiful flowers?
Is it nighttime?
Look up again.
See that magnificent perfect crescent moon?
And what about that spectacular shooting star?
These phenomena are part of what we call nature.
No, definitely not the same thing as reality TV.
It’s okay to take a break from the tube every now and then.
You could be sparing yourself a fatal blood clot, just by standing up and walking out of the room.
Instead of gearing up for a 12 hour marathon of The Bachelor reruns.
So consider it a blessing.
While you’re at it, why not use that dramatic outrage and put it toward a more worthwhile cause for genuine problems in this world…
Rather than bemoaning the injustice of having no access to television for 25 minutes, when far too many people in this world have no access to clean water or food.
Talk about First World Problems.
I don’t know.
Maybe I’m a freak, but I’d personally take a book over TV any day.
Don’t get me wrong.
I love a good comedy sitcom.
But would I be losing any sleep if my TV were to accidentally go flying out the window one of these days while my boys are busy brawling?
Unless it happened to fall on a poor pedestrian who decided to take a break from watching TV by getting out for a walk.
TV or not TV…
It’s not really a question.
~Happy Friday, everyone! Have a great weekend!~