I had to end a relationship recently. It was a tearful goodbye I didn't want to say.
But it wasn't working out between us. He was lazy and wouldn't do what I asked him.
I gave him many months to get his act together. He kept making excuses and blaming his problems on anything else besides himself.
So I broke up with Petey, my TiVo.
I didn't want to do it, but we needed a new cable box for our new TV and the only one they had available also was a DVR. So I cheated on Petey while I gave our new DVR Milton a chance to prove himself.
And while Milton isn't fancy or quick, he does record when I need him to and can even record two shows at once. Petey, though I loved him for many years, couldn't do that.
Though he hasn't been a stellar boyfriend for almost a year and refused to connect to the network - the same one that Charlie the laptop connects to no problem - to download show information that was necessary for recording anything, I am still broken hearted to see him go.
I'm sure I'll regret this decision sometime in the future and will want to go crawling back to him. I just hope he'll take me back.