Wednesday, February 07, 2007

No News is NOT Good News

I promised myself I wouldn't whinge here about being deaf, but this really gets to me ...

The one thing I regularly watch on tv is the News.

But that's ok, isn't it? Ceefax and Teletext have subtitles, don't they?

Well, huh! And huh again!

Most times you can't even access the whole agonisingly slow system.

And when you do, you get

dhng ros place, ehhereppe flgrs nh yvPdenca brayos

I kid you not. That's for real.

Are they taking the piss? I mean surely, in these days of galloping techy progress, they could come up with something better than this?

On the other hand, this is definitely good news: The Skintmeister is back in town!


7 comments:

John said...

I once lost hearing for a week or so after an accidental overdose of quinine, and it really taught me a lesson about taking things for granted. Or so I told myself. Actually, after three or four days, I'd begun to take my deafness for granted, even as the frustration drove me to distraction. When hearing came back, however, it was pristine, crystalline, exquisitely sensitive and acute. Until I got used to it. What I'm trying to say is I hope your hearing returns soon, and that your honeymoon is long and sweet.

Marie said...

I know what you mean about the teletext pages, Debi. That always seems to happen. Sometimes the page doesn't fully load either.

Hope your hearing gets better soon.

xx

Atyllah said...

Oh, that's Zeta Reticulean, Debi. No wonder you're having problems reading...

Sending you love and strength for those poor ears.

Minx said...

Oh Debi, textmush is such a pain. Get the kids to act out the news for you, or failing that, get G to do it later, naked, with a saucepan on his head.
You still won't understand, but it could be interesting!

Saaleha said...

Shame you poor soul. You can cry on my shoulder. Virtually :-)

Sharon J said...

I've never understood why my mum insists on having a telly with teletext. Why? What's it good for?

Shall I send you a copy of The Sun? Well it's gotta be better than Ceefax, eh?

Debi said...

John - overdose of quinine??? Round our way we call that too many gin & tonics ...

Marie - makes you wonder why they bother at all ...

Aty - My ears feel loved and strengthened. Still don't bloody work though ...

Minx - now that did make me laugh. Reminded me of when we used to stay in friend's boat shack and G was constantly hitting head on low beams. He took to wearing a colander on his bonce!

Saaleha - sob ...

Sharon - aaaaaaaggggghhhhh! Feel bad enough that G's t-shirt for marathon has just arrived from Refuge. It's shocking pink (which would be a nice colour for me hair) and emblazoned with the Sun's logo!