Chi Town Girl reminded me of how we were the last family on the block to get cable. While she is still the only person without cable, I wasn't far behind.
It was a rainy day. A young black man was walking up and down the block ringing bells, trying to get people to sign up for cable. I was bored. I listened to his pitch and said yes. He was in shock. No one ever said yes. My husband was in shock. He had been wanting it for a long time. Cheap me finally had given in.