TV and me, have had a long history together. Dad brought home our first TV set when I was about 4 years old, and since then stories about my fascination with this wonderful invention of mankind have attained ‘folklore’ status in the family!
Mom says that when I was a little kid, the best time to feed me food during lunch or dinner was when I was watching TV, because I used to get really engrossed in it and gobbled down ANY amount of food; and when the TV program ended I used to stop eating so suddenly that it felt as if somebody had toggled a switch to the ‘OFF’ position.
For many years there was a joke going around in the family that I had the tendency to get so immersed into what I was watching on TV that I wouldn’t even realize if some thief entered the house and cleaned it up like there was no tomorrow. Apparently, I wasn’t the only person who used to get riveted by the TV shows. Here’s some recently unearthed proof (thanks to the new Vodafone advertisements) –
My TV craze has waned off a lot over the years, especially since quality entertainment was replaced by ‘Saas-Bahu’ soap operas and the bubble of ‘Reality Shows’, giving the ‘idiot box’ justification for it’s title.
Obviously the emergence of the computer too has had an big impact in reducing my TV mania, and nowadays I end up spending more time in front of my laptop screen for work and leisure. Thankfully, no one has hit me with a ‘thief-stealing-in-house-while-I-work-on-computer’ joke yet!