Tonawanda News — And music anywhere, any time? So great! There’s no more trying to tape songs off the radio with cassettes or hoping MTV will play that new hit single this hour.
They have no idea how well-off they are these days. Old-sounding or not, it’s the truth.
Penny took a moment to reflect.
“Well, Daddy, I guess we can watch some TV together.”
I found a suitable show on one of the 37 children’s stations we have. We happened to catch it right at the beginning. We sat contently until the first break started.
“Daddy, can you please fast-forward the commercial?”
“No, sweetie. This is actually on TV, not on demand or something we recorded. You have to sit through the commercials when it’s actually on TV.”
She let out a whiny cry.
“Oh, Daddy! Commercials are so boring!”
I thought about telling her when skipping commercials wasn’t even a consideration. But I opted not to. So I pitched an activity I thought would bore her into persevering through a few sales pitches.
“You’ll be fine, baby girl. It’s only a couple minutes. Or if you don’t want to wait, you could go read the encyclopedia.”
“What’s an ‘encyclopedia?’ “
“Well, it’s a book where information about everything in the world is written down. At least, it was. When I was your age.”
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