Thursday, 17 January 2013

The Internet is Off! Oh, the Insanity

Have you ever wondered how much we depend on internet services on a daily basis?

I never thought about this question until my internet and cable happened to go out late Tuesday night. It didn’t bother me at first as it gave me a chance to catch up on some reading. By the time I turned in for the night the internet sill hadn’t returned, but once again it didn’t bother me because typically when the internet goes out the cable company would restore the internet services in the early morning hours. There was no reason to worry right?

Up bright and early, I set a bowl of cereal and steaming cup of java on my desk shortly before I sat down in the comfortable leather cushioned chair. I check my inbox and nothing happen. I glance at the internet modem and there was still no connection.

I thought, “No big deal. I can watch the local news.” I grabbed the remote, spun the chair around, and turned on the television to watch nothing as the cable was still out.  As I turned back toward the computer screen, I wondered if I received a reply from the PR Company about reviewing a product. Did I receive the guest post for the upcoming book blog tour? Did my recently found half-sister send me another email about her life?

Well, it seemed I would never know the answers to my questions.

My daily habit of reading the latest gossip and Hollywood news would be put on hold. Wasn’t there a new movie trailer being released?

I finished my breakfast, took a shower, dressed, and walked back into the living room. I glanced back at the internet modem on the desk and all the lights were on. I checked my inbox, did a quick internet surf, and went on with my day.

3 comments:

  1. I know exactly how you feel! I depend on the internet on a daily basis and wonder how we made it years ago before the days of the internet or even cable tv.

    Bobbie Anne

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  2. You never know how much you need something in your life until it's not there or working.
    I hate those days. :-)

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  3. Internet outages definitely turn my world upside down. However, with my cell phone carrier, I can immediately get a hot spot for $1 per day so I don't miss a beat!

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