Today I was waiting at the auto repair shop and I was the only one in the waiting room along with the manager who was busy. The TV was set on a talk program and I was crocheting and keeping an eye on it. A man came in with his DD about 10 and the kid went over and started flipping thru the channels until she got what she wanted to watch. I can’t stand Sponge Bob. I was very tempted to say, “Yes I was watching that, please put it back.” Or, “Yes I was watching that but I don’t mind if you change it.” But I decided to keep the peace and said nothing. I thought it was better not to take the chance on a hissy fit or glare from the dad on his parenting style. Would you speak up or shut up? 0325-13
Since I do not own the business nor own the television in the waiting room, I view it as merely a nice perk of being a client of that establishment but not one I am entitled to control in any way. I do not need a television in a waiting room and if there happens to be one, I might partake of the benefit. More likely I’ve come with my own reading material or Kindle to preoccupy my time.