I had to return some cable equipment to the cable company. The line was kind of long, especially for a Friday afternoon. At least I thought so. The three women working the counter didn’t seem all that efficient, so we waited. And waited. I commented to one of the other people in line that we now knew where all the people not smart enough to work at the DMV ended up. Which got a laugh out of a few people. The cable people had placed a high definition TV in the office so that the folks standing in line could entertain themselves whilst waiting. Only it was a boring cooking show that they had on. I looked at the remote in my hand and wondered. Surely they would have a “special” cable box that a customer waiting in line with a remote in their hand couldn’t use to channel surf, right? Wrong. I pressed a few buttons and got HBO. Then AMC. Then on to something else. The other people in line started giggling as I surfed through the channels. I asked if anyone had any special requests, but no one did. So, I just kept on surfing, just like at home.
It passed the time while we waited for what passed for service at the counter.