Two days ago, we subscribed to BBC World. Why we haven’t done that before is an enigma.
When I’m home alone, I have the habit of turning on the TV, and leave it on … just let it “talk” in the background. I also have some strange ability to ‘sharpen my ears’ when something of importance comes on. “Breaking news”, as they call it. That expression has become rather hackneyed — especially on the phone — so I hardly react nowadays. It could even be some sports results! Pfft!
Anyway, by default, I’ve turned to CNN those times. The other day, I found I just couldn’t take it anymore — it made me nauseous to hear about the American presidential election — and I told my husband how I missed having BBC. We called up Bell right away, and asked how much they would charge for adding that to our programming and it was just $4 a month! Yay! Before, they always used to force you to subscribe to some stupid “bundle” or whatever. After a few minutes it was up there on our TV-set, and I reminisced the days I used to listen to BBC World on shortwave radio. It doesn’t feel all that long ago — I clearly remember listening to them during the Falklands war.
It’s so refreshing to have them now, and I actually learn something about what’s going on in the world!
Yesterday, I even heard a little joke 🙂 :
Q: What’s the difference between a hippo and a Zippo?
A: A hippo is really heavy. A Zippo is just a little lighter!