Monday, January 16, 2017
Verizon's idea of "Balance...."
One of the world's most successful drug dealers has noticed that some people are starting to spend all of their waking hours partaking of the drug being sold to them. So that very successful drug dealer, having spent millions of dollars in commercials convincing its customers that they should never, ever stop using the drug and should not ever let anything else interfer with the use of that drug, decides to create a series of advertisements designed to convince the junkies that the drug dealer is really concerned that the drug has become a little too important and wants to offer a compromise.
Let's say your kid really wants you to be at his birthday party. But you'd rather be taking your drug. No problem- just physically be at the birthday party while mentally devoting all of your energy to the drug. The kids won't mind- they'll look up and see you every once in a while, standing there with a big stupid look on your face, and they might even be able to convince themselves that those smiles are for them and not a consequence of your ability to feed your addiction while "attending" the party.
It might add a little to the deceit if you could bring yourself to look up every once in a while, but hey, baby steps.
So here's how you balance "life" with "television:" Go through the motions of being engaged in life, and just keep watching television, you drooling zombies. Any other questions? Ask Google.