Watching TV with Mrs. Cranky
The Cranky House loves TV. I know many of you hate TV and only watch PBS and the news. That is very admirable, but our house is a TV house. We watch it all the time. News, reruns, reality, movies…we watch it all. We watch while playing computer games or reading. Sometimes the TV is only background noise. We need background noise…there are no children in the house.
Sometimes Mrs. C naps while watching TV. This causes problems in the Cranky house. We both have similar taste in TV, but sometimes she will be watching a show that I do not care for. When she dozes off, I change the channel. Mrs. Cranky sleeps like a dog. She can be sound asleep snoring gently and when I change the channel she immediately wakes up.
“Why did you change the channel?”
“Because I hate ‘The Millionaire!’”
“Well I hate ‘Judge Mathis.’”
“Yeah, but you were sleeping.”
“I can’t sleep to ‘Judge Mathis’!”
I know better than to argue with this logic, so I turn “The Millionaire” back on and she instantly goes back to sleep.
Late at night I will be watching a show and before she falls off to sleep I am told to put on an “On Demand” show (It’s a Cablevision thing).
“But I’m watching ‘Wives With Knives.’” (I love that show.)
“That show gives me nightmares when you fall asleep and leave it on.”
“I’ll turn it off before I fall asleep.”
“No you won’t, and if you do, turning the TV off wakes me up. The ‘On Demand’ shows goes silent when done, but the TV stays on.”
“So I have to watch a show I don’t want to watch when you are asleep?”
“And the TV has to stay on all night?”
“That use of electricity costs money, lots more money than the water you save in the kitchen with a napkin covering the half a glass you never finish.”
“You’re a Jerk!”
And still I love her.