I think it's funny when people say: "Did you hear about. . .?" and then they stop themselves. "Oh, no I guess you wouldn't have. You don't have tv." I say: we do have internet. ;)
The great thing about the internet is you only read what you want to read. You don't have to listen to a bunch of bad news while waiting to hear the weather report. Which brings me to my point.
At a get-together, someone said: "Did you hear about the mom who . . ." (I'll save you the gory details, because I sure didn't want to hear them.) She said it all so flippantly. I put my hands over my ears and said "Nuh-nuh-nuh, I don't want to hear about that, thank you."
I explained that I hadn't heard about it because we don't have tv service (and those aren't the kinds of stories I go looking for). She looked dumbfounded.
I don't miss being so used to hearing about the evils of the world that I become desensitized to it all. I don't want stories of moms who do horrendous things to their precious children to stream out of my mouth as if it were a weather report.
I don't miss having tv service.