I Guess It’s A Compliment?

The DishTV representative wondered where I was from, for the good reason that we had been on the phone for ten minutes waiting for a green bar to finish going across the screen. I wonder how long satellite TV people spend on the phone waiting for people to watch green bars move all the way across the screen. Probably after a long day of this they go home and watch blue dots dripping down screens, for the variety.

But I told her I was from New Jersey, which is true, and she said I didn’t have an accent. I thanked her without having the faintest idea why, and we got the green bar all the way across the screen without having to find any more small talk.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

2 thoughts on “I Guess It’s A Compliment?”

  1. See, if you knew anything about football, you could have talked about that, as I once did with a DirecTV representative. He was in New Mexico and was a fan of the Arizona Cardinals.


    1. I’m at a disadvantage in talking professional sports because, you know, New Jersey. So, Jets? Nets? Devils? Some of these have managed some competence, but, for example, the Devils are still burning off some 440-loss seasons in the 80s.

      I know they are trying to put together a big enough tarp to cover the Xanadu mall before the Splendid Bowl comes.


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