Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Facing Up to the Inevitable

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketYou know, it's nothing profound to say that we all know when a relationship isn't going to work. I can't say that I didn't give this my all. When it became apparent that things weren't as good as I'd hoped they'd be, or as good as they were promised to me, I didn't just give up. I cajoled, caressed and gave it a lot of attention. I even got outside counseling involved. The outsiders offered advice, and even some hands-on assistance.

There are a great many memories locked up in there. Things we'd experienced together, saved in our memory, and now they're gone. Simple as that. It's funny how life turns on a dime.

I have to say, for the second time, I was completely selfish in this relationship. I was very demanding. I simply sat and told her what I liked, and didn't like, and it was all about me. I don't think I cared one bit about her needs. Of course, now that I know those needs weren't being met, I don't care. I'm disgusted, I'm cut off from the memories, and deprived of pleasure I haven't enjoyed yet.

The hell with it. I know for a fact that there are plenty more where she came from. There are countless others who are just sitting out there, and they are all meant to serve one purpose: meet my needs and demands, or be discarded, simple as that. You can't perform? Consider yourself replaced. Only, with each repeat, I vest a little less hope. I won't treasure those memories as deeply, because I know that, in reality, they can be taken away on a moments notice. Replace and move on, each new relationship will be more clear-cut each time. I don't care as much now as I did the first time, and, well, too bad. You didn't live up to expectations, you're gone.

Now, before anyone starts yelling too loudly, or feeling so sorry for my apparently shallow attitude, please remember who is writing this.

Unfortunately, the relationship I'm talking about is with my cable DVR box. Second one to fail in as many months. I'm not sure if I'm feeling much love for Comcast these days. Comcast: your Scientific Atlanta 8300HD Cable DVR box sucks.

And save the effort. I already placed an order for A Life.


  1. jimmy, you crack me up. And I'm relieved that you're talking about a piece of plastic.

    Sounds like you need to go for a different breed; perhaps you won't be so disappointed.

  2. This really spoke to me, until I realized it was about a machine.
    Nice use of style, Jimmy.

  3. Well done. Well done.

  4. I was really feeling for you there . . . and then the whole "it's a machine" part came up and I about choked on my tongue. Hehe.

    We're currently on our 4th DVR from DishNetwork - the other 3 just didn't fit in too well in our family. And we won't talk about my husband's 6th cell phone in 9 months. (He's a computer programmer and found a software glitch in this model - I have the same phone and am still on my first.) Thank goodness for guarantees!

  5. Anonymous10:24 PM

    You are so funny Jimmy. I was going to get mad, and actually I still am because I know what you mean about cable boxes . . . I have had my own bouts with those things. Luv ya.


  6. I'm really worried that you caressed a box.

    I'm available for an appointment if ya need me.

    ; )



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