The door bell rang, it was the cable guy. My young daughter asked, "Who is that Mommy?" I replied in the sing sing voice, "Ca-ble guy," you know from the movie "The Cable Guy" with Jim Carrey. I said it loud enough so the cable guy would hear me and as he walked away I caught him grinning.
My kids pushed their way past me, finding it most interesting to watch the cable guy climbing the pole to do his job. We sat on the front stoop to watch him. Inquisitive as children are, they asked quite a few questions as to what he was doing up there and why.
Inquisitive as I am, I thought to myself how many times does this poor guy hear that indelible line from the movie? On the job application is there a question as to how many times they have seen that movie? And if so, are their chances of getting the job drastically improved if their response is more than three times?
Oh, just silly ponderances that strike you in the middle of a hot summer's day.
As the cable guy climbed down the pole and walked past us to check the ground connection I could not help but ask him, "How many times a day do you hear that Ca-ble guy line?" He said, "All day long."
As he walked backed to his van he said, "You know, I am not just the cable guy...I do phones and internet access too." I said, "Yes, I know Optimum Triple Play...it's Optimum, or it's not.
This time I grinned, a little secret grin and said in my sing sing voice "Thank you Opti-mum Guy!"
And the reason for my secret grin and this shameless plug... Optimum recently joined us as participating sponsor of the
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Thank you for reading my rantings.