On Sunday I started having trouble with my TV. The signal got worse and worse and I couldn't watch the Simpsons, Family Guy, or 24. I asked my landlord if she had been having trouble. She hadn't, and being the excellent landlord she is, she called the cable company to look at it, which she informed me of in an e-mail that she signed off with "I assume you checked to make sure that the connection is tight".
Fortunately, she was able to call off the cable maintenance appointment, but had she not, I would have paid the fee, because I can't in good conscience ask that my landlord pay the fee. One little mistake could have put me $40 in the hole.
It just occurred to me that maybe that's how Richard Liang came to owe so much money to everyone. Maybe he's not a compulsive gambler, or dead; maybe he's just prone to small, but costly, mistakes.
Current Music: Catlow - Number One