A while back, after my free trial and my incredibly cheap first subscription expired, I gave up Sirius satellite radio. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it, I did. No blubbering radio person and no commercials.
However, I’m a logical person (somewhat…when it comes to shoes, chocolate and cats that’s off the table). I drive around 3,000 miles a year in my car. That’s not a lot of time. I am retired. That money could be put to better use (like shoes and chocolate) so I gave it up.
One thing I missed when I had Sirius was the local traffic report. To some extent I missed the weather but I live in a more mountainous region so the weather forecast is rarely correct. Clouds get hung up somewhere and storms make right or left hand turns without signals like an old blind driver, making fools out of the forecasters.
I didn’t realize I missed the pop culture you get listening to the radio. It’s a local treasure. There are phrases I’ve never heard before but I understand through the context of the sentence. (I also know where the best car deals are!)
There are always contests for concert tickets and goofy things they do that make me smile. All the local activities are announced and there are interesting food reviews (only good ones…they don’t want to lose sponsors).
Life is a tradeoff. I gave up the peace and tranquility (sort of…I listened to rock on Sirius) but I have more information on things that don’t matter. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Hope you are not having a barn burner.