Sometimes it’s no fun living in a caravan in the middle of nowhere.
As I write this I have intermittent internet access. I’m lucky if I can log on to my email account.
Reading them is another matter. I have just pressed open for one email and have been watching the little thinking circle go round and round for over three minutes.
Any second now a nice friendly little message will pop up to tell me that my session has timed out and to try again.
... And there it is.
As you can see, the three opinions it has are: to wait - im not supposed to wiat, im am supposed to click a button and get what i want at the speed of electricity!
Then it starts to blame my computer. its blaming my equipment. the utter cheek!
Finally it likes to add insult to injury by telling because i dont want viruses and junk on my computer and have responisbly set up the weakest of protection, THAT could be the problem.
What a nerve.
Maybe I should jump into a pile of used needles. would that Firefox? WOULD IT!?!?!?!
SHOULD I NOT LOOK BOTH WAYS WHEN I'M CROSSING THE STREET. WILL I BE ABLE TO HAVE A CLEAR THIRTY SECONDS OF INTERNET THEN EH?
At no point does my browser take any responsibility for being useless. it just wants to pass the buck onto somebody else.
On top of this my mobile signal has been down for over four days.
My mobile phone is quite adamant that I must only be allowed to make SOS calls.
Text messages are arriving slower than second class mail and I am now in a position to communicate with the outside world.
It’s at times like this I realise just how dependant I am on technology. Each and every day I use my mobile, laptop or the computer in reception to do things. To calculate prices or take bookings. To receive my income.
I NEED a computer to check my bank account and pay my bills.
Without electricity I am unable to say hello to friends and family.
I am lost.
I am a victim of the modern world.
It has taken less than one week for my life to stall and come to complete stand still.
Right now there could be a world war going on. The bombs could be dropping and I wouldn’t have a clue.
Aliens could have landed or Jesus may have returned to tell everyone how Derren Brown did that
I would be totally unaware of any of this.
..Oh, its back up now... hang on a sec...
Good grief – Hightower from the police academy films is dead!
Do you see what can happen when I don’t have access to the internet?
Someone is dead now!
Shit a brick!
It really is a scary world out there when you don’t know what’s going on.
Rest in peace Hightower.