Although it was not an easy decision, I have decided to call off the boycott of Comcast. Our collective economic might brought this corporate giant to its knees, and for that we should be proud. The numbers speak for themselves: In the first quarter after the boycott was announced, Comcast lost 40,000 subscribers. Just imagine the damage we could have wrought if more doghouses had cable. I want to make clear that I am not letting Comcast off the hook. The company is not yet fully in the good graces of Pug Life Ministries. It remains on probation, and the boycott could resume at any moment.
You may wonder why I have had this apparent change of heart, so allow me to explain. As a technologically savvy evangelist, I rely on the Internet to help me spread my message. And my dial-up connection was just not cutting it. For months, I have been tormented by my phone company, AT&T (formerly SBC). Every week, it seems, the company would mail me a new offer for DSL. “Only $12.95 a month,” it would say. Yet every time I called to sign up, I was told that the service was not available in my neighborhood. Recently, I learned that Comcast offered high-speed Internet in my area. And for the good of the ministry, I decided to give Comcast a second chance (although not the inept phone division, which initially ignited my ire).
Do not let me down again, Comcast. Next time, I will not be so forgiving.