Man says he's addicted to cable; wants to sue Charter
And he's threatening to sue the cable company.
Timothy Dumouchel of West Bend wants $5,000 or three computers, and a lifetime supply of free Internet service from Charter Communications to settle what he says will be a small claims suit.
Dumouchel blames Charter for his TV addiction, his wife's 50-pound weight gain and his children's being lazy channel surfers, according to a Fond du Lac police report.
...and he announced this terrible injustice by showing up at the local Charter office and making threatening noises. When the cable guys called the police, good old Timmy told the cops his sob story. You see, he recognized the demon box for the evil thing that it was way back in 1999, and tried to get the cable cut off. But his wife hooked the TV back up anyway (obviously the behavior of a hard-core addict), and the cable still worked! Timmy tried to get Charter to stop the service, but they never did, and as a result, his family was exposed to nefarious entertainment transmissions for four years, free of charge, and were never quite the same again. Now they're all lazy, good for nothing buckets of lard, and somebody is going to pay!
I applaud this fledging initiative - large corporations should be more responsible for our personal behavior, darnit - and I especially applaud the way Timmy has chosen to wean his family off the glass teat. Since as we all know, the Internet is far less addictive and much more educational than TV.
What do you think?
Edited by Kevin Street, 10 January 2004 - 02:08 AM.