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Call Center Purgatory
Sunday, April 02, 2006
  Out of Touch

Hey everybody, I'll be out of touch for about a week due to anonymous drama and an internet outage-don't worry, got something in the works called "Anonymous Cog Finds Love."-should be good.

Thanks for reading,


Anonymous Cog

I loved your entry about customers who threaten. So, so true. Also the person who said you catch more flies with honey.

I can't believe you describe yourself as a redneck. That's not how you come across over the net. I think you are a bit of a poet. Maybe a redneck poet.

The net is the great equalizer. You and I are opposite gender, opposite sides of the world, opposing religions (at least in the past), and I am the opposite of redneck - a city-bred nerd, skinny and pale with glasses. A high-class nervous intellectual. On the page, you speak to me in a really meaningful way. If we met in a "real" context, we would probably not appreciate each other in the same way.

I guess this is life in the 21st century.
I'm glad you like the blog. I love it when smart people "get it". The redneck thing is kind of hard to explain. So much of what I define as redneck values are timeless in the sort of qualities I want to cultivate. Things such as self-sufficiency, your word being your bond and the sort of quiet rural politeness that I treasure are what I want to keep as part of who I am.

Its also hard to forget the sort of experiences I had as a kid, such as rabbit hunting in the snow with my Dad, sitting around a campfire and listening to coyotes in the distance, even such things as digging ditches in the middle of August, you don't forget that kind of stuff.

But I'm a lot more urban these days. I love getting a grande latte with a shot of caramel syrup with an almond biscotti. I would rather listen to a tight jazz quartet, such as Brubeck or Miles. I love museums, love spending a hundred dollars at a good restaraunt and love talking about what books and movies mean in "larger contexts".

I guess none of us are caricatures of the labels we give ourselves. I'm sure you may have corners of your life that are common and low-brow.

What's great about the internet is that for once there is a chance for people that would have nothing to do with each other finally connect beyond labels, beyond appearances, and straight to the pursuit of truth, beauty, and real communication.

Thanks for commenting.

Me? Common and lowbrow? Nah, only when I fart.

Again, totally agree with your last paragraph re the opportunity to connect beyond labels.

You are lucky to have had those "redneck" experiences. For me, what you describe is the essence of being American.
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