My husband has wanted a TV in the bedroom for our entire marriage; well, almost, there was that euphoric newlywed term where he thought we’d whoopee forever. He’s almost fully recovered from that psychotic episode.
So we’ve been here on Hippy Hill for almost 6 years. When we first arrived he wanted a flat screen. I was initially opposed to the expenditure until I talked with my friend G. Scott.
G. Scott was the same age as my husband and he had a flat screen. I was visiting one day and asked him about his TV. He listed its many functions, demonstrated a few, and told me we should buy one because “life is too short”. G. Scott was dying from cancer, there was no better authority on the brevity of life. We bought the damn TV.
My own dear husband cannot sleep without television’s sedation. He falls asleep on the sofa; you can imagine how I frown on THAT. I like to sleep in the pitch-black, peace and quiet. I am not afraid of the dark or my own malicious thoughts.
I had a lot of bonus dollars available on my credit card. After carefully weighing the implications of such a purchase, I bought a television for my husband. It’s in the bedroom now, mounted on the wall, adding a subtle ambiance of sophisticated nursing home to the decor.
Thank Gawd the TV was free, with those bonus dollars, because letmetellyasistahs andbruthas the installation was NOT. The technician arrived all chipper and cheery. Somehow, I discovered that the cheery, chipper, technician can’t wait for the end to come because he’s taking the expressway to heaven; presumably during the rapture before the revelations, if that’s how it goes, I’m a little hazy on the particulars.
People are continually trying to“save” me. This guy did too. He was very honest. He’s an odds man. He told me, if he doesn’t believe he gets nuthin’ but since he believes he’ll lose nuthin’ if there is no christian god. Covering all the bases, why not?
He’s been married four times, been sober 20 years, and it’s been 4 years since he smoked a cigarette.
He didn’t save me. I’m beyond salvage and I like it that way.