There’s Nothing Good to Watch

th8P70LDP5You are my television. At first you broadcast all my favourite shows which I binge watch one after the other. I stare at the screen with avid enthusiasm relishing what is being provided for me to watch. I follow every development in the plot and I eagerly anticipate the next episode. I discuss what is being shown with all and sundry, delighted with the standard of output. I am so fortunate to have happened on your channel. It is as if everything you show has been written specifically for me. I cannot believe how much I happen to love everything you show. After a while however the shows start to lose their allure and become stale. This does not take long. I flick onto other channels and find shows there which are much more my kind of thing. I delve deep into these new shows finding them fascinating. I rarely return to your channel and when I do it is just to deride your output and take pleasure in pouring scorn on what you are broadcasting. In fact, I derive more enjoyment from criticising your shows than appreciating them. Eventually I stop watching your channel altogether as I am enveloped by what is being shown on several other channels (I have worked out that I am best served by having several channels on the go at once, jumping between them to heighten my enjoyment). A little while later I will decide that I don’t need your show and I don’t want the television on which I watched it. To distance myself completely from you I will go and by a new television. After all I can always get a better television can’t I?

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25 thoughts on “There’s Nothing Good to Watch”

  1. I always smile at this post… You way of writing and metaphorical descriptions are always THE BEST. I love the way You play with words….like in your garden…or on the motorway in your car … loving to read You always ❤

  2. HG. I hate TV. I don’t have one. That said with me, just when you thought you’d be getting something G rated…I’d totally change the channel on you and show you a different rating…that is if you were watching me. Please don’t, though. There are so many other channels to watch.

  3. One of my narcs who was a cerebral always requested I make him videos. I must have been entertaining enough to keep his interest for as long as I did. I like to think of myself as Shahrazad of One Thousand and One Nights. 😉

  4. This is actually bang in the nail .. and I feel like I’m the one squirming to get away from ever disagreeing eyes always watching always commenting like being under a bloody microscope with goggles on all the time .. if the channel is that bloody shit why would you stay in that situation .. I find myself having to move to a different room much to annoyance of said television watcher unless there is a source of supply remaining in the room then it’s just momentarily bursts of aggression when coming into the room that I’m in .. why why why

  5. There is a Narc. man that I used to provide childcare for, do house sitting, pet watching etc, after his wife suddenly passed away. He got a huge insurance settlement from her death and was picking up women left and right. He would have me lie to one woman when he was out with another woman etc etc. I just did my job, did what he asked and secretly thought he was slime. He would occasionally send me perverted texts even though he knew I was in a committed relationship and would never be interested in him. ( he was much older, not very nice to look at and flashed his money and fancy cars around to any woman he could ) In other words he repulsed me but I liked his kids so I tried to stay with it and I would either ignore his texts or make a joke out of them but they made me very uneasy. He picked a real doozy of a woman to fall in love with, a very drunk, self centered outspoken high maintenance witch. This witch started calling me and telling me what an asshole he was, (He gave her my number ) and when I told her that I don’t get involved with his personal life she started telling me things that he told her about ME. The things he said about me were so out of left field and hateful lies. He also told her that he wanted to get rid of me and I am stupid blah blah blah. I was so pissed off. I had no idea he felt that way about me and I believe this woman because she did know things that she would only have known if he told her. I let this info fester, and apparently she told him she told me everything because he would always ask if I was mad at him. I kept my word to her and never told him what I knew but not long after I quit. It was on civil terms, I said I got another job and promised myself I would never ever speak to him again. I feel bad for the lost relationship with his kids but not bad enough to ever go back. Well after six months here comes the hoovering. I have texts and voicemails that I cant even bare to look at or listen to for fear of becoming physically ill. I want to tell him what I think of him and throw it back at him. ” If I’m so stupid and unpolished why on earth are you bothering me?” I would love to tell him that all the bimbos are using him for his money and that they laugh at him behind his back. My question for you HG is since this wasn’t a romantic relationship or even formal employment is it safe to let fly with both barrels? I think I know the answer but I need to hear it from you. How do you reconcile a hoover with someone after you have trashed them ? Do they ever bring up the stuff that you said during devalue? Thank you for any help you can offer.

    1. Hello Lee Lee, thank you for your post and its interesting experiences. If you let fly with both barrels you will no doubt feel better for getting those thoughts and feelings off your chest. You will of course give him fuel because it is an emotional response on your part. You will also cause him to smear you by way of response and hoover you for further fuel, although I suspect the hoovers will be of a malign nature to cause you to react in a negative fashion. The most effective response is to ignore him because this will deprive him of fuel and will weaken him. If you remain of the view you want to convey something to him, do not do it in person or by telephone. Do it by message and e-mail but keep it to the facts. Do not use emotional language, do not use insults, but make it like a public service announcement. Thus, don’t write “You are such a fucking loser and I cannot stand you, you are a slime ball and you make my skin crawl.” Instead write.
      “Nobody has any respect for you.” “You only attract attention because of your money.” “People laugh at you behind you back.” These at factual statements free of emotion and they will amount to criticism and they will wound him. Be prepared for him to lash out at you though in order to try and get fuel and he will smear you to others. Accordingly, weigh up whether you are content to run the risk of such smearing and an immediate attempt to hoover you further or whether you can take silent contentment from ignoring him and being pleased you are not working for him any more.

      1. So …. all of the televisions you have ever had you do not throw out but instead put them in a storage unit or the attic ?

  6. Television is so boring.
    So predictable.
    So lacking in imagination.
    Too many reruns.
    Same story line, different name/title.

      1. My channel is always interesting, but can be difficult to tune into.

        There’s always some drama, suspense, thriller or combination thereof being broadcast over my waves.

        I’ll even share my popcorn with you, HG.

      2. Always salted, just in case we need to pour the salt into some wounds or something.

        Although…come to think about it – I tend to prefer things that are expensive, spicy and fizzy. Know of anything?

      3. I enjoy movies. I don’t have time to watch television.

        I find my real life much more interesting than any television show could ever be.

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