My caller-id tells me it is Nielsen ringing the phone, and as I reach to pick up, husband yells “don’t!”
I do. I am curious about this Nielsen thing.
So it is a woman who I first think is doing a survey and I say “how long is this going to take?’ As if I am really busy on a Sunday morning.
She says “2 minutes” and within 2 minutes they are sending me some devices to place on my tv’s.
I tell husband the news. Now he says “great!”
He means it too.
Me – I am torn.
I hear about Nielsen ratings all the time. No-one ever asks me what is good on tv. [not much lately.]
Um. But do I really want people to monitor what I watch on tv? In this era of privacy rights going down the tube? [pun intended.]
I am not so sure.
Maybe I will leave the tv off for a while. Send those devices in empty.
Oh – this too — it seems that people really care what I think this weekend because —
Yesterday I was polled as to who I will vote for. Likely because I live in a swing state. [boy do I miss NY.]
The woman asked. I told.
The woman then asked – “How certain are you – a little, almost, very –”
I say “100% certain.”
Now that felt good.
the pic is “public television’ by emerson brown