My cable guy

It’s a small world after all

So I’m sitting on the couch watching the cable guy connect a fat white wire to a modem the size of refrigerator.

With the other wires dangling from my media center, that side of the living room looks like a sleeping squid.

“I’ve seen all those movies,” the cable guy says, nodding to the stacks of DVDs on a table near the squid’s head. “I’m a big fan.”

“Hmm,” I say.

“I was in ‘Dodgeball,’” he says. “I play one of the guys on the German team. I didn’t get a credit but (you can see it’s me).”

No kidding, I think. He’s got those blond, Nordic good looks and seems in shape.

He says he’s also in a crowd scene in “Rush Hour 2.” And as a kid, he was an extra in “Leaving Las Vegas.”

He lives in Fremont now. He’s taking a break from acting to raise a family.

His name is Randy Finch. He’s my cable guy.

I think it was the late Herb Caen who said, “There are really only 100 people in the world.”

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