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Tho’ my life was in a rut
“Till I thought of what I’d say
Which connection I should cut
I was feeling part of the scenery  –  Peter Gabriel

Was having problems with my cable television.

Turned out, the cable box was on its last legs, so I made an appointment with a technician to look at the mess.

I already had gone to the cable company office to swap the aged cable new box with a new one in an effort to re-establish proper cable service.

The problem was there were EIGHT cable wires behind the cable box, enough wires for a Broadway production of Spiderman.

Tentatively, I tried to reconnect the new machine, with limited results as I could view a few channels. Not to worry, I thought, the cable guy would be here the next day.

But this was the night of the Ohio State football opener with kickoff at 8 p.m. I settled in to watch my Buckeyes until..

“Signal lost” appeared on my TV set. I panicked and feverishly switched wires, in time to catch the first quarter.

The next day, the cable guy rectified this, but said a new cable box was needed to record shows via DVR.

I can’t win.



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