Reaching Out

“… so, um, just so you know, I’m really glad you called. I really am. I mean, I’ve been thinking about things, I’ve been thinking about a lot of things lately, and I, uh, I think I’ve come to realise some things about myself.

“You see, well, I’ve been selfish. Yes, that’s right, I’ve been selfish, I admit it now. I’ve been so caught up on what’s going with me, in my life, in what I want from you, in what I want from other people; from the universe, really. And somewhere along the line, I just found myself, you know, wondering about what the point of all this was. I mean, why is it always about me, me, me? And more to the point, why do you have to put up with all of it?

“Make no mistake, this is no easy thing for me to admit. It’s taken me a while to come to terms with this; with my self-absorption, my conceit, even, and my neglect of your own needs and desires. I have been inconsiderate, and I have been blind, and I have been deaf to your every attempt to break through to me, to make me finally notice that hello, yes, there is someone else here next to me. Someone other than me, someone who needs me.

“I guess what I’m trying to say with all this, is that, um, I need you as well. And I’m sorry it has taken me this long to realise it, and that you’ve had to try so hard to make me see. I guess what I’m trying to say is that you really mean a lot to me.”

“You mean a lot to us as well, sir. So then, does that mean you will be upgrading your data plan after all?”

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