Monday, May 29, 2006

The Cable Guy

About a year ago I was helping a friend move into their house. He was having some problems with his new cable box so the cable company gave him the cable guys cell phone number to come back and fix it.

Because I had my cell phone handy we programed the number into my cell. We ended up calling him and he was annoyed and a little frustrated with us. Our interaction was short and packed with negative emotion, yet our connection will last a lifetime.

I never erased the number - It's in my phone now - no name, just Cable Guy.

As a the kind and generous soul that I am, I've tried to include the cable guy in all my adventures.

I text him on all major holidays. I text him pictures of my travels(empire state building, Niagra Falls, band pictures, etc) and stories of embarassing moments. At first he would text back "who are you?" but now it's just an occasional "what the hell is going on"

When I'm feeling blue, I text him and let him know I miss him. When I have exciting news I'll text him the info. I've really endevored to make the cable guy part of the ride I call life.

In a moment I'll text him and let him know that I'm thinking of him this memorial day, perhaps I'll include a picture of bbq chicken.

Let this story inspire you as well to adopt a cable guy into your texting life.


BethInPortland said...

Hah hah hah!
Remind me to never piss you off--as long as you have my phone number.

BonikaStJames said...

That is freaking hilarous! I love it. I hope he doesn't press charges!

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