Once upon a time
, a guy got out from work and was driving
home from work. His drive wasn't a long one, about two miles down a city street. Well, this guy pulls up to a red light
in his red pick-up truck
, if you must know). And a guy pulls up next to the subject of our story. This second guy wasn't too odd looking, he was in an orange
pick-up, and he looked to be 22ish, a patron of a fraternity
perhaps, as he came from Frat Row
at the U of M
Well, Orange Truck Guy signals Red Truck Guy to roll his window down, so Red Truck Guy does so, figuring Orange Truck Guy needs directions somewhere. Well, Orange Truck Guy looks at Red Truck Guy and says, "Turn off your TV."
Well, Red Truck Guy was flabbergasted. Turn off your TV, he thought? First off, he doesn't watch much TV to begin with. Second, his cable had been off for two weeks already, (more on this later).
So R (Red Truck Guy) looks at O (Orange Truck Guy) and says, "What?!"
"When you get home, don't turn on your TV," replies O.
"Okaaaay..." R replied once more.
Then O commences to poke himself in the forehead, saying "Think about it!"
This scared R. He was freaked out. Well, in this frame of four seconds of lightning-quick thought and grooving to Juno Reactor, the light had turned green. Green means go, so R went go. R continued on, still confused, but forgetting it. Well, O passed R one more time, and as O passed, he extended his arm out his window, with his palm facing forward, fingers curled in and thumb extended vertically. (This is also known as a Thumbs-up.) R shook his head in wonderment and continued the five more blocks to home.
R got home, checked his electronic mail and got a bite to eat. (R had not yet discovered e2). Cable guy came, fixed R's cable, and left. R turned the TV on, flipped through the normal garbage and thought about it for two seconds, then he followed O's advice and turned his TV off.
Who knows what effect this had on R, but the world will never know. R probably would have done so anyway since he had a good book to read, but it seemed like a good idea since he was instructed to do so by a man in an orange truck.