The United States may be falling behind the rest of the world in education, the female labor supply, paid leave, job stability, manufacturing and production, but where it’s really important, the United States remains at the top. Motorola Mobility commissioned a study recently which claimed that the United States is first in the world when it comes to content recorded and never watched on our DVRs.
We’re #1! We’re #1! We’re #1! We’re also number one in the number of hours watched of television (23) and number of hour spent watching movies (6) per week, which clearly means we’re more interesting than the rest of the world. I mean, Japan and Sweden are dead last among countries, and no wonder! Have you seen Japanese television? I’m pretty sure in Sweden that all they have are marathons of The Killing on every channel, every day of the week. Right?
The surprising statistic here is that 72 percent of respondents admit that they just like to hoard television programs. I guess they get some sick satisfaction out of it. Me? I dunno. If I see an unwatched television show on my DVR, I get anxious, a little antsy. I can’t sleep. The show title blinks in my mind’s eye, over and over and over. I’ve been known to pass up social engagements WITH ALCOHOL to stay at home and clear off my DVR (WITH ALCOHOL).
What I’m saying is: Don’t be a hoarder. Treat your DVR right. Give it plenty of exercise. Keep it slim, and only put on it what you need to put on it. If you’re good to your DVR, it will be good to you. Your DVR is a right, not a privilege. If you abuse it, it may lash out and filling your hard drive with cricket competitions and episodes of Whitney.