Me: I see my cable bill is higher this month. Of all my monthly bills, this is one of the highest except for the heating bill.
Cable Guy: Let me look at your bill and see where we can get it lower.
Me: Thank you. Yes, I’d like it lower.
Cable Guy: You already subscribe at the basic level the only thing I could do is downgrade family cable to econo but you’d give up a few channels.
Me: That’s ok. I only watch a few channels anyway. Channel Thirteen, PBS and maybe ABC and The History Channel also the Home and Garden Channel. Which ones would I lose?
Cable Guy: Bravo, Animal Planet, Comedy Central, A&E, E,
Me: Here’s where I have to come clean. I have to make a terrible confession. I watch Bravo. I watch some of the Housewives shows.
Cable Guy: I know. Me, too. I watch the Housewives shows.
Me: Oh, you do? What’s wrong with us? Maybe I should stop watching for a week and then call you back and see if I can get along without Bravo. It would probably be good for me.
Cable Guy: Ok. Or I could let you talk to a manager and maybe they could do something for you.
Manager: How can I help you?
Me: I need to lower my cable bill to where it was because I just can’t pay another penny. It’s my second biggest bill after the fuel bill.
Manager: Le me see what I can do. I see it’s 140. I can get it down to 112. and give you free Showtime and Starz plus DVR capability.
Me: You can get it down to 112 and I’m not going to lose anything and I’m going to get more channels? I can do that. I really don’t need the DVR. I wouldn’t know how to use it anyway.
Manager: You have to take the whole deal. That’s the way this promotion is packaged. You’ll use it.
Me. Uh. Ok.
Manager: Pay your bill and you’ll see the discount on your next bill.
Me. Thank you.
Blogger's Note: I stopped watching Wheel of Fortune a long time ago but a recent "click-by" filled me with nostalgia. The puzzle category was: Artist and Song. The puzzle had I -a-k the -in- by Johnny Cash. I'll solve, said the contestant: "I make the wine" by Johnny Cash. Remember the woman who had -ettisburg Address showing and guessed; The Bettysburg Address?