I was looking at news on the web after the Super Bowl game the other night and ran across this story from one of the tv stations in New York about problems with cable reception in one of the buildings in Manhattan. They have since removed the original, but Google has it in their cache and you can see it there for however long that lasts. The saddest thing in the article to me is the quote from one of the people in the building:
“We called them and they told us to cycle the power and nothing happened,” said (name edited out by me), another upset customer. “I’m filled with the rage of a thousand suns, actually. It ruined my party and I made chili and everyone I know came over and now they left and I think I might not have friends anymore.”
My first reaction is that this has got to be one of the worst overreactions to a minor inconvenience that I have ever seen. But I started thinking, if this woman really thinks she is going to lose all of her friends over this, what kind of friends does she have?
I am going to bet that this is hyperbole on steroids and she can’t possibly be serious. I used to work for a call center that handled warranty and service issues for TV’s among other things and quickly learned to dread the lead up to the super bowl, because some people get really insane when it comes to their TV not working for the “biggest event of their life.” So I hope it is just the super bowl party madness talking and that is why I removed her name. I don’t want to compound her misery. I do hope and pray that her friends are better than she gives them credit for here. If not, there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).