The importance of television

Imagine for a moment that your TV stops working.  What’s the first thing that you would miss?  Your favourite soap or drama?  Sport?  Staying in touch with the news?

I am not the type of person that watches television every spare minute I get, but there are certain programmes that I do religiously sit down and watch.  I nearly missed one of these programmes last week as the batteries in the remote control were not working and as is the “norm” in our house, we didn’t have any spare ones.  I was starting to panic that I wouldn’t get to the shop and back in time, when I told myself that I was being ridiculous.  It was only a TV programme, nothing bad was going to happen if I missed it.  Yet, it was still important to me that I watched it.

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