Super (Bowl) Efficiency

super_bowlSaving money means using money efficiently.  When you get in the habit of using money efficiently, you also think about using time efficiently.  Money and time are related, after all.  Don’t we say “time is money”?  The Super Bowl (and it was “Super Bowl 50”, instead of the “Super Bowl L” that would have seemed to be coming, given the use of Roman numerals for the past 4 decades) was on television recently.  As I usually don’t, I didn’t watch it.

The Super Bowl: It’s just not fun.  Too long, too tiresome, too much hype, too many commercials.  I’m shocked that people actually enjoy the commercials and look forward to seeing them.  Yuck!  More evidence of the dumbing-down of Americans?

In years past, when the game started earlier in the day, we used to go out and do something that was normally too crowded.  It was great fun to go ice skating while everyone else was watching the game on TV.  No standing in line to pay and get skates and less than half the usual number of skaters on the ice.  This year, I just went grocery shopping.  I would have loved to go to Costco, but it closes early on Sundays.  When I came home, the game was still on.  So I went into the basement and read while doing laundry.

As it turns out, I don’t think I missed much.  I can see all of the game “highlights” in a few minutes if I want to.  That’s better than the 4 hours it takes to watch it on TV.