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"I 'm the only one that doesn't have cable"

July 7th, 2008 at 09:27 pm

That's what Ale told me a couple of days ago. she then proceeded to tell me she hopes to get some new kids in her class next year that don't have cable, as well...I told her: Baby, the way things are going, some of your OLD class mates might become cable-less as well! (A lot of the parents complained at the Parent's assembly last year because the school was increasing tuition. While I didn't feel thrilled at the idea, I understand that teachers and staff face cost-of-living increases, too...plus, it's a PRIVATE school....that means it is OWNED by someone - the school principal- who actually sees it as a money-making venture...) I think at least 1 other student has had the cable disconnected, already!

I understand the need to "compete", believe me, I do...I went to a partially -subsidized private school and, while half the class was taking trips to the US and Europe every year, some of us couldn't even afford to go to the beach on Sundays!...I wore clothes bought from a door-to-door vendor, they wore designer clothes...you know what? I turned out just fine, and I don't see why Ale shouldn't!...and I keep telling her, if she had cable she probably wouldn't be out playing with her friends outside all afternoon!....
And I know cable is just 1 battlefront!...soon I'll get to fight other ones,like: cellphones and clothes! ugh! Wish me luck!

10 Responses to “"I 'm the only one that doesn't have cable"”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    No cable here! Eleven year old daughter has been asking about cell phone...she doesn't go anywhere by herself except school! That is definitely going to wait.

  2. PauletteGoddard Says:

    No cable here either. Kid is not missing out: he hates commercials and watches only DVDs.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    I never had cable until I moved here to the mountains and we can not even get one channel without cable. No cell phone for me either!

  4. thriftorama Says:

    I don't have cable either. I do go over to my parents' house to watch it occasionally! It's a guilty pleasure.

  5. Swimgirl Says:

    No cable at our house! We don't watch TV!

    I don't know when we would really find time.

    We rent DVDs and get them from the library, and we have a small collection of our own. I wish we could watch the Olympics that are coming up, but we'll live without it. We can watch online.

  6. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Have you ever run into the situation where a teacher assigned homework of watching a certain program on a cable channel? When I was a child we used to be told to watch certain geography, science, and history programs. We'd discuss it next day in school. That was before cable TV existed. But there are so many documentary programs on cable now! I wouldn't be surprised if teachers think all their students have cable.

  7. compulsive debtor Says:

    We don't have cable either. My daughter doesn't seem to care.

  8. baselle Says:

    Cable? What's that?

    With the situation about the teacher assigning homework against cable shows - if you keep getting that, note that Netflix has a lot of cable shows. Might hit it lucky and get them on the queue.

  9. miclason Says:

    No. teachers do not assign that class of homework just yet (at least, not at Ale's age)...we don't have netflix here...If the situation arose, I'd have to ask a friend to tape it for me!

  10. monkeymama Says:

    I am sure I said the same thing to my parents and they never caved.

    In college I chose not to get cable because I couldn't afford it. So even as a free adult I didn't get cable until I married Mr. Video, who could not live without cable.

    She'll learn...

    (With the loss of our local and very reasonable cable company, my spouse even admitted he may rather do without than pay the likes of Comcast. LOL. So the biggest video-phile I know just admitted he could live without cable. That's something).

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