im new to digital t.v. up until a few months ago we only had four channels in our house, being ill and in bed most of the day ive switched the t.v on many a time.
of course ive heard about qvc, even know where the building is opposite battersea park, walked past this huge grey structure many times, used to belong to a newspaper group in the 80s, i can remember passing the building it used to belong to a newspaper group, i cant remember which.
the presenters are so nice and friendly. they seem to be on your side. now im a little better i can see why. the fool that i am, they want to sell, sell, sell. a catchphrase they use often, ' to be honest', i think usually dishonest people say this. i can while a way many an hour watching them sell awful products, bags,jumpers,trousers,hair products, christmas decorations,car wax,poles that you wiggle-for exercise. junk that no-one needs in a recession. they make you feel special. they have phone-callers, praising the goods, cynical me- do they really buy them or are they just their office workers pretending.
im sure there are lots of customers, but do we really need powdered yoghurt with its own handy shaker thing?
i can remember when i first came out of hospital, some nights i couldnt sleep and mum would come in and sit while we watched these easy viewing channels. i can remember one night where they were having a christmas weekend. jumpers emblazoned with sequined santa claus, gaudy colours that sparkled under the studio lights. we laughed when we imagined anyone buying and wearing these. sorry if you did, just our weird sense of humour.
and now they have easy payments, so you can spread the cost. anothers words lets help our viewers get into debt.
perhaps i was better off with only four channels. we are quite a behind family. i didnt get to see a video recorder until i was sixteen, all my friends had them when e.t came in i was around nine then.
the problem was my dad loved to travel so all the spare cash would go into that, and any material possessions, well there were none. i could direct you from calais to spain without a map, ask me about an electronic gadget i wouldnt have a clue!