A voicemail from commitment

Kendall Harrison

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“Hey, uh, today’s society? It’s me, your old pal, Commitment. I hate that you couldn’t talk, I really miss you. It just seems like you never have time for me anymore. Or is it something else?

Are you afraid of me? What did I do that was so wrong? All I ever tried to do was add a little consistency to your life. I saw your Facebook post the other day. What happened between you and that girl? I bet you broke up with her, didn’t you? How typical of you to not ask me for help when it’s clearly needed. 

Things seemed to be going pretty great between us, you know? We joined that new club and started going to all of the events, but here lately you haven’t been attending the meetings. You keep asking for something called a “snow check” or a “rain check” or something of the sorts. 


Are you just avoiding me? Or, us, I should say. I gave Work Ethic a ring yesterday and he misses you too, man. We show up to your doorstep every time you promise to help someone but you just pull the blinds. Just more work left unfinished and a friend left unhelped.

I’m not one to give up on a buddy, like you do, but I’m starting to feel like you’re a lost cause. Where’s the drive? The passion? Without me, your relationships, work, and activities will be incomplete and worthless. I deserve more time of the day. Work Ethic, too. 

I know you probably won’t listen to this, but I thought I’d give it a shot. I hope you give me a call, TS. Uh, see you later. Hopefully.”


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