Looking something like Angelina Jolie in a white pantsuit, the representation of good as expressed by my psyche and supported by my left shoulder said yes. On my right her opposite in the skintight red with the little horns, but also Jolie-esque lent her support to the argument with affirmation as well. Under that sort of pressure what could I do?
Even I am a little stunned at the ease with which I spent more money on a television than I would on a car. (I'm pretty cheap when it comes to cars. They bore me, and should never cost enough that you cannot afford to insure them easily, nor walk away whistling when they are stolen).
Especially as I watch a sum total of about five hours of television in a week.
I think what got me was the ambient lights. When Amy the sales girl told me about them I realised that more than anything I liked the idea that lights illuminating the wall behind the television that changed colour depending on the mood of the scene on the screen seemed such a delicious waste of good engineering common sense that I had to have them.
And now I do.
Somehow I managed to get the box into the back of the car with minimal effort. I drove home with no idea of who was behind me, the rear window being blocked from view and my seat pushed forward so that my knees and chin had a chance to reacquaint themselves in a way they hadn't since the womb. The laws of physics at the loading dock of Harvey Norman however are obviously different to those in my street. Either the box became larger, or the car smaller. Removing the rear passenger door to get something out that went in whilst it was attached must have something to do with quantum aspects of the space time continuum and the properties of velour seats when in close contact with ambient light giving televisions. Or something.
The extra two remote controls are a welcome addition to the family as well. (The second one is for the digital set top box that I bought). Actually the whole digital experience added to the big screen is mind numbingly mind numbing. Mrs A. and I had to move further away from the screen to avoid sudden blindness, and found that the optimum viewing distance was Latvia. If I can work out how to plug it into my Denon HiFi I should be able to hear it from Latvia as well.