A few weeks ago I got a random call from the Nielson people. I nearly didn't answer it until I remembered "Wait a sec, they actually pay people for telling them what they watch!"
Turns out that was exactly what they wanted me for. All I have to do is keep a TV watching diary for one week and they'll pay me $30. Easy money.
I got my envelope today. Inside was a thank you letter, two TV diaries (one for each TV) and $30. In cash. I found it pretty odd it wasn't a check, but hey, it saves me the hassle of going to the bank.
I start the diaries on Thursday.
Step 1: Help save Chuck.
Step 2: NOT watch any horrible crap, like Mtv, American Idol, CSI: Whatever, Dancing With The Stars or Grey's Anatomy, among others.