The poll on my sidebar was closed, and so I removed it. Cable was preferred by nineteen people; if we were in the city, that would likely be our choice. Out here, though, cable leaves something to be desired. Fifteen people preferred Direct TV, seven liked Dish, four liked their antennae, and three didn't care for television at all. The only surprise to me is how many more people preferred Direct TV over Dish; I'm wondering if my son stacked the deck on that one; Direct TV puts food on his table. Honestly, I've had both and can't see a big difference in the two.
Cliff has had a cell phone for four or five years. In all that time, he hasn't found one he really cares for: His pet peeve has been with all the buttons on the outside of the phone. He carries his phone in his pocket, and the simple act of putting it in the pocket can turn off the ringer. The only cell phone he was halfway satisfied with was a Razr, and it bit the dust in less than a year.
We even went to the T-Mobile store and asked about a phone that didn't have all the buttons on the outside. The guy showed us one, and we came home and ordered it. Even with volumes turned all the way up, Cliff couldn't hear people he was talking to (he's very hard of hearing), and he couldn't hear the ringer most of the time. So we switched phones. I've hated the thing the whole time, but I don't use my cell phone much.
Finally the time came when we could get a new phone without paying an arm and a leg.
I believe we finally found a phone Cliff likes! And although I have my own cell phone back now, I'm thinking about getting one just like it.
We are so far back in the dark ages, we'll never use the camera, the radio, or the MP3 player on this phone. But that's OK. We like it.