Corin Anderson (magellanic) wrote,
Corin Anderson

I said yes to a telemarketer

When the phone rings between 7am and 11am (well, actually, when it rings anytime after 7am during the week, I suppose) I worry. I figure it's someone from work calling to see why I broke the site last night and how to fix it. Not that that's happen before. No. Nope. Nothing like that.

Anyway.... today's 10am wakeup call was from Comcast, from whom I buy extended cable. I listened to the pleasant woman for a few minutes; they're peddling an upgrade to digital cable + HBO, all for only $5.95/mo more than I'm paying now. Perhaps because I was still a bit sleepy, or perhaps because I have a low resistance to experimenting, but I said yes. I said yes to a telemarketer. Wow, will I be replying to SPAM next? Heh.

Anyway, it does sound like a cheap experiment: upgrade to digital cable + HBO, which should add around 50 channels, including HBO, of course, and some music channels, which I also would like (I don't have a radio tuner in my living room). And for $6/mo until the end of the year, and with no continuing obligation, even from the get-go, it sounds cheap enough.

So I'm a consumer. And I did nothing to help discourage the whole of the telemarketer and direct marketer world easy off their trade. But I am getting more TV, so it's about the right balance. 8)

I think it's time to get to work.
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