I Don’t Know Why I Didn’t Think of This Sooner

Tonight, rather than tuning into the prime-time show I intended to watch at 8:00 (“Bones”) on time, I set the DVR and waited a half hour so that once I started watching, I could zoom past the commercials. This made me 20 minutes late for the next show I wanted to watch (“Major Crimes”) and 10 minutes late for my final show of the evening (“Castle”).

Leaving aside for the moment the fact that I just copped to watching three consecutive hours of television, I want to instead focus on what I didn’t watch: political commercials. No Obama digs at Romney. No Romney bashing Obama. No Maryland Question 7. No Kaine slams on Allen. No Allen counterattacks against Kaine. No random House races. I just watched the shows I wanted to see, and it was lovely – the most satisfying television watching experience I’ve had in months.

I know many people use their DVRs in this way routinely, but I generally do not. Under normal circumstances, commercials don’t bother me all that much, but I am so sick and tired of the relentless negativity of this year’s campaign – and the fact that it seems to have been going on forever. Now that I’ve remembered I have the technology to block out the noise, you can bet that my DVR is going to get a workout between now and November.

And if, by chance, you’re reading this as an undecided voter, all I can say is I hope you’re not depending on those ads for your decision-making process. Because really, they everyone running look pretty damn awful.

2 thoughts on “I Don’t Know Why I Didn’t Think of This Sooner

  1. Mom September 25, 2012 / 2:52 pm

    Agree! Agree! Agree! And, our local fodder is Tarik -v- Debbie! They make watching the music channel entertaining 😊

    P.S. glad u saw the article about The Castle. I was going to forward that but forgot!

    • Sarah September 25, 2012 / 11:33 pm

      Gah. Those ads would bother me on a whole ‘nother level… I went to high school with Tarik (he was in Eileen’s year, his sister was in mine) and it freaks me out that we would be old enough for him to be County Executive.

      But then again, one of the vice presidential candidates is only a year older than me, so I guess I’d better realize one of these days that I am old.

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