Friday, July 27, 2018

WE FINALLY DID IT!!!

Like many of you, Frank & I had been really disgusted with Spectrum and their constant price hikes. Hoping something could be done about this, we went into the Spectrum office about a year ago with the first increase.  After a lengthy conversation that was basically comprised of what we were willing to give up, we got our monthly bill down to a manageable figure.

Fast forward a year later, the monthly bill again was raised. So, again we marched into the office and again we asked, "What can we give up this time to bring our bill back down?" Imagine our surprise when the answer was, "I'm sorry, that promotion is over."  Even though I explained over & over the circumstances, the giving up that didn't have anything to do with a promotion, all I got was that the promotion was over and there was nothing that could be done.  After careful consideration and looking into other alternatives, we made the decision to "cut the cord," and we're so glad we did.

CUT THE CORD
By Patty Lynn

The newest craze, I'm sure you've heard, is Cut the Cord, yes, that’s the word
‘Cause with the rising cable bills we can't go on with viewing frills
Like HBO and Showtime and the non-stop Sports and News
Has left us with the end result, the never-ending Blues.

Time Warner left us high & dry, now Spectrum’s made its mark!
Their escalating prices leave us struggling in the dark,
No explanation just a hike and say there’ll be a ceiling
But how much more will they require, I’ve got a sinking feeling…

That we cannot go on like this, you’ve heard of a “fixed income?”
When there’s no salary coming in, where will the extra come from?
We’re brainwashed into thinking that TV without the cable
Is something unacceptable, who cares if you’re not able...

To just keep paying more and more, you’ve got to have the bundle
Because within it are the shows without which you would crumble.
Since you have watched them for so long and can’t afford to miss them.
Where will you be if they’re not there, when cable won’t transmit them?

And now there was a quandary, what options do you have?
You know you don’t want paying more; that hardly makes you glad,
So what are the alternatives, is there a way to do it?
What happens if you “cut the cord” will you look back and rue it?

So then you do your homework and research the new antennas.
Can they do what you want them to, this is your great dilemma.
And so you try one that was said to be the best one ever,
With sky-high ratings, it’s top-notch, but found it can’t deliver.

You’re still determined to possess the best one that enables…
Your TV to show locals and at last to turn the tables…
On Spectrum, you don’t need ‘em, not with Prime, Netflix & HULU.
You’ve “cut the cord” on cable now and brother, I salute you!


Friday, July 20, 2018

IT'S REALLY COMICAL

Tonight's blog...it's been quite a while, I know, but I'm here now.  Anyway, this is the last thing I ever thought I'd write about but what prompts a poem is never predictable.  I recently heard of a new product that's been tauted as marijauna without the THC, a great pain reliever, no side effects. As far as I'm concerned, anything that would address my pain and would be better than an opioid is worth taking a look at. So I went to a pharmacy in Little Chute to get more information.  I just began limited use and the jury  is still out.
I'll let you know...

POT
By Patty Lynn

I wonder if you've tried the thing they often call “a joint?”
You heard me right, I really need to know to make my point.
Why do I need to know, you ask, why do I need to know?
Because I never have, though once, I smelled the afterglow.

The story of just how I did is really rather comical.
The man I worked for liked to “smoke" whenever it was possible,
But since I didn't know the smell, I didn't recognize it
Co-workers said they always knew; I guess that verifies it.

You see, I cleaned the bathrooms, ‘cause I liked them to be clean.
I smelled a smoky smell in there that wasn't nicotine.
I mentioned it, got raucous laughs, they asked if I was kidding?
I told them I was serious, they thought that I was fibbing.

It only goes to show I'm not a worldly average Joe..
I've never smoked or rolled a joint so how was I know.
I’ve got to say I'm curious ‘bout pot for pain relief,
If I could ease my pain with it, my source of daily grief…

Why, you can bet I'd learn real fast just how to roll a joint.
I'd revel that somehow it worked and didn't disappoint.
That day will be glorious one, pain gone & feeling good
Medicinal marijuana should be legal, yes, it should.

But I have found the capsule kind that has no THC.
It's legal & I'm trying it and it may work for me.
So at my very “tender age" still wouldn't know the smell,
But that’s OK, maybe someday, I'll smoke it, who can tell.