Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Time is of the Essence

"Redeem the time."  This injunction was repeatedly voiced by my male parent.  In keeping with his instruction, I have made some adaptations to my television viewing routines.  I have read after or have been told by numerous people that they save much time by recording their favorite programs, then skipping the commercials when they view.  Most seem to estimate the time saved at one-third the total length of the program.  I believe I have made a major improvement on this technique.

By recording the program then skipping the show and watching the commercials I save twice as much time as my friends save with their approach.  Additionally, another benefit accrues to me.  I get the greater amusement, for the advertisements tend to be much more entertaining than is the programming! 


This one cracks me up every time.

9 comments:

Vee said...

Some people think outside of the box. Apparently you are one of those people. : )

Secondary Roads said...

Definitely out of the box. That commercial was funny. A good friend, Bud, loves the narwhals. For my part, it's skip the commercials or watch it on NetFlix.

vanilla said...

Vee, I like to think so. :-)

Chuck, this equine is a replica of an animal friend we had in Texas. When he met us at the fence he expected to get an orange for his effort of walking over to greet us.

Grace said...

We have been so spoiled by recording shows and Netflix and now Acorn that we have zero tolerance for commercials. Besides you can always watch the amusing ones on Youtube!

vanilla said...

Grace, there are many ways to get electronic visual amusement these days. Our viewing pretty much follows a pattern, and consists of very little. A movie occasionally if a good one is broadcast, but no Netflix.

KC Bob said...

Carpe Diem vanilla! Carpe Diem!

vanilla said...

KC Bob, in fact, occupare momento.

Sharkbytes said...

I have beaten you both. I watch neither the shows nor the commercials!

vanilla said...

Shark, your approach is so much more redemptive of the time!