I don’t own a TiVo and I don’t really care. Sure, I’d like to be able to watch shows that I have to miss because I’m interacting with other humans for reasons like “birthdays” and “because that’s what adults do Chris,” but my thinking is if I miss them, no big deal.
And I’m not even one of those people who don’t own a TV because frankly, those people drive me insane and I maybe sometimes want to yell at them because everyone fucking likes TV dammit.
No, I love TV as much as the next person, but TiVo is just something I really don’t need in my life. Which is why I don’t understand this whole “TiVo guilt” thing.
I just read about it this morning. It’s the feeling people get when they turn on their TV’s and see that they have all these shows that they have recorded, but haven’t watched, thus – feeling guilty about it.
I have just one thing to say to those people out there suffering from TiVo guilt: Get the fuck out of here.
You’re telling me that you feel bad, like the bad I feel when I knock an old lady down while diving for a seat on the train, when you haven’t caught up on the missed episodes of “Two and a Half Men?”
Listen to me – your life is better for missing those episodes.
Let them die.
If you’re watching that show then you should already feel badly about your life, but feeling guilty for deleting them off of your TiVo is just fucking ridiculous.
You want to feel guilty? Try ignoring someone’s Facebook group request and then when they see you on the site and ask, “Hey, did you see that request I sent?” the only thing you can say is, “Um, yes.”
There’s no reason to feel guilty about TiVo though. Just let the shows go and get on with your life.
Unless you have the last two episodes of Rock of Love on there, and if that’s the case, I’m coming over.