Cable Guy Exists!  

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12/9/2005 9:15 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Cable Guy Exists!

I have my own cable guy. Restless, monotonous, overbearing, unrelenting, he invites himself to dinner, and schedules my weekend. I sit in awe as he artlessly deflects my protests as if I were Faye Wray face-to-face with King Kong. I feel like kicking myself for not being abrupt and sending the scalliwag out on his ear, but my upbringing spites me.

I wonder how people can be that way, taking advantage of hospitality with the ease of a cannibal on a corpse. I shuffle through exit strategies, contingency plans, denial tactics, and possible negative outcomes, and arrive at the one solution I refuse to accept, which is to avoid my own home altogether until the red tide regresses. I really do wish I were more assertive, and downright rude. It's so much less fair to everyone as it is, and so much more time consuming.

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