So, early Sunday morning, around 1:00 a.m., we were both sound asleep when the TV woke us up. It was making a loud obnoxious beeping sound. Then the screen suddenly flipped on, all white, with gazillion megawatt intensity. Snowball's shadow was burned into the wall where he was sleeping.
Then, in huge letters, the screen said "CABLE CONNECTION HAS BEEN LOST."
Like I give a fuck when I'm sleeping.
After the adrenaline rush calmed down I got up, turned the TV off, and went back to bed.
20 minutes later I'd just started dozing again when the beeping and prison floodlight effects started again, but this time the screen said "CABLE CONNECTION HAS BEEN RESTORED."
So tonight I'm going to figure out how to turn this thoroughly worthless message off.
Attention TV manufacturers:
This is NOT a feature I want. If I'm watching TV, and the cable goes out, I will notice it and do not need you to tell me. Conversely, if I'm not watching TV, and the cable goes out, I DON'T CARE. Waking me up to let me know is only going to piss me off.
Ibee Grumpy, M.D.