I have to laugh at myself.
My new car came with a 3 month free subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio. I’m very familiar with the service, as it fell under the “must have” umbrella for my ex. For the two years that I had it in my old car (he “needed” the family plan to have access in all the points he wanted, so service for my car – and the hand-me-down system from his upgrade – were essentially free), I grew to really love it.
But I never loved it enough to pay for it. When he left, so did my service and I returned (and adapted) to world of free radio.
But now I have free access to the good stuff for three months. A normal person would enjoy the heck out of it for the 12 weeks and then quickly brush off its cancellation at the end of the term.
I’m not normal.
I don’t want to adapt to the better programming again only to lose it within a short period. And so I’m pretending that I don’t even have the option of the service. I’ve been very happy without it for the past six years. In fact, when it’s not right in front of me, I’m not even aware that I’m missing anything.
I enthusiastically embrace much of life with all of its loss potential (I’m looking at you, love and marriage), but I just can’t stomach the though of inflicting another needless loss on myself.
Been there. Done that. And I’ll pass on a repeat, thanks.
This post is not Sirius-approved. I don’t think their marketing department envisioned this outcome with their inclusion in every new Kia purchase. Sorry, guys:)