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It’s just not working out …

By Kristen Tribe | Published Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dear CenturyLink,

You’ve been distant lately. This has been going on for months, and although I’ve overlooked it and even tried to make amends, it’s just too hard.

I want to break up.

I’d like to say, it’s me, not you… but I’m pretty sure it’s you.

Kristen Tribe

Kristen Tribe

When we first hooked up, we were so well connected and spent a lot of time together. You met my every whim and were always there on a moment’s notice. Do you remember the good ol’ days when we got along so well that we even began regularly working together?

Back then I thought I could find no one better.

But our relationship is so strained now.

Lately, you’re rarely available. I’m always left waiting and any type of connection is on your terms. Basically, you’re never here when I need you, and I’m left to wonder where things went wrong. Did we get our wires crossed? Are you seeing someone else?

It’s so strange. The only time I can get hold of you is before sunrise or late at night. What’s going on?

This has turned into a one-way relationship. I give, give, give… and get little in return. The cost has been high.

When questioned, you always say you’re about to upgrade your life, you’re about to make some changes, do better. And for a while you do. But then you slip back into your old habits, and I’m tired of it.

Just so you know, my friends don’t even like you anymore. And as for my parents, they’ve been so anxious to meet you, actually looking forward to it, but there’s no need for introductions now.

I’m tired of being the victim, and I’m ready to move on.

I know this is a small town, and we’re likely to run into each other. But I don’t want it to be awkward or uncomfortable.

Maybe you should take some time. Examine yourself. Consider how you’ve been treating me and re-evaluate your priorities.

I know this is tough, but I hope we can still be friends.

4 Responses to “It’s just not working out …”

  1. J.D. Goodwin says:

    AMEN!!!

    And CC AT&T wireless while you are at it!!

  2. Skip Nichols says:

    Brilliant! I only wish I had written this …

  3. linda dicks says:

    This is so accurate

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