This weekend I ended my relationship with Cable – more specifically, the movie channels (HBO, Showtime etc). My relationship with Cable had become one sided and I just couldn’t do it anymore. Over the years I noticed things that I just couldn’t shake. There was always a sneaking suspicion that Cable only cared about playing the movies that it wanted to see – it never seemed to be concerned with what I was interested in, and that hurt.
Even though I gave Cable my time and devotion, and paid my bill on time, that still wasn’t enough to inspire Cable to get its act together.
To be fair, there were good times. There was that one night when The Great Debaters, The Other Boleyn Girl, and Definitely, Maybe played in succession BUT this was not consistent – nothing about our relationship was consistent.
I was hoping that the good days would offer glimpses into Cable’s true personality…that there was something deeper – that one day, there would be an abundance of quality movies for me to see ALL THE TIME. But it just was not so. It usually happened like this: I would be in the mood for a new movie and Cable would insist on playing Braveheart or Forrest Gump; I would be in the mood for a good chick-flick and Cable would insist on showcasing a 3 hour, Oscar De La Hoya boxing event on HBO.
Towards the end we just felt like oil and water. I guess, in a way, we just grew a part.
DS Download: Of course, Cable is a metaphor for the one-sided relationships that all of us have or have had in our lives. The good news is that we have the power to end those one sided relationships. Use my recent break up with Cable to consider the one-sided relationships in your life. If you feel that you’re giving to no avail, perhaps you should choose to love the person, like I loved cable …it was great for a spell, but at some point, I had to let it go.