The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Friday, Debtember 20, 2013

The silent chatter box

I'm sitting in a waiting room, waiting for the mechanics to finish changing the oil and rorate the tires. The TV is on, but not the sound [Oops. The sound was actually on. My mistake for letting this mistake get through. —Editor]. After five minutes of the inane chatter of The Twenty-Four Hours of Talking Heads That Masquerade as News Chanel, I had enough, and turned the sound down entirely.

[With the TV in the room, I'm surprised they even have magazines.]

At the time, I was the only one here.

Now there are several other people here and it's amazing. They're intently watching the TV, but not one has complained about the sound being off. No one has made a move to up the sound. They're just consuming the TV as-is.

People are strange.

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[I'm wearing a goatee—I must be my evil twin brother.]

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