Cable companies are popular despite having a love hate relationship with most of their customers. This is how it works. A customer shops around and identifies a cable company that will meet hers/his entertainment needs. The customer approaches the cable company and the company excitedly gives the prospective customer their best offer and service conditions. The Customer is happy, signs up and the relationship begins.
This relationship continues uninterrupted as long as the two are faithful to one another, by meeting the conditions of their arrangement. Often this is not the case. After a while, either party, driven by their own desires or needs, starts to change. The customer wants to see more programs, maybe the need to watch more movies increases, or decreases. The cable company on the other hand wants to improve delivery, quality, or profits. As this changes happen, discomfort creeps in disrupting the relationship. Both parties are now unhappy and want the other party to accept the changes so the relationship can continue. This does not happen because both parties are selfish. The customer starts to delay payment and the provider threatens to disconnect the service.
To stop the impasse, the customer must disengage from the cable company, in other words severe the relationship. Pay the final bill and ask them to disconnect the service and return their equipment. This will allow the customer to seek other cable services but this time round, the customer will be careful to read the small prints. The cable company on the other hand has nothing to lose. They will decide what to do with the broken relationship, and most likely will keep reaching out to the ex-customer with the hope of enticing their return. But they have no power over the customer because the customer disconnected the service.
Paul in his letter to the 1st Corinthians sixth chapter and the sixteenth verse says, “Do you not know that whoever is united to a prostitute (kollōmenos), becomes (Esontai) one (hen) body (esarka) with her? For it is said, “The two (duo) shall be (Esontai) one (hen) flesh (esarka).” In other words, Paul is suggesting from that moment the union (other texts refer to the union as being yorked) happens, a bond is created – an agreement, a cable service connecting the two is created. But it doesn’t end there. The Greek word kollōmenos is derived from the root word kollao (2853), which means to glue, cleave, or join closely and “was commonly used in ancient medical language of the uniting of wounds.” Wouldn’t this then mean that you are not only yorked together, but you are glued together, and will remain so until, that cable is disconnected. The seeker must disconnect the cable or else, remain forever indebted to the provider.
If the seeker does not disconnect the cable, the cable company will have the right to keep bothering the customer and even make changes probably lowering rates for the next twelve months luring the customer to another yearlong relationship. If the customer accepts these changes, services maybe guaranteed for another year, but nothing else will change. The company reserves the right to change programs. In other words, the cable company will continue abusing the customer for the length of the renewed contract.
You are better off without some things. So if you signed a wrong contract, either pay it off, or live through it and move on. Most important, before you sign up with a cable company, take time to read the fine prints. It will help you. Just don’t become one flesh with something/somebody you do not know.