Friday, April 1, 2011

Life Without Internet

*Sigh* It really is true what they say. "You don't know what you got until it's gone." When we live with something that we like for so long, we become very accostumed to it, so much so that we can't ever imagine how we'd get along without it. And yet, when it get's taken from us, we just have to somehow get by. In this case I'm referring to internet service (as if you couldn't tell).

Perhaps for whatever reason, you couldn't pay your bill and your ISP cut you off. Or your connection just doesn't feel like working (I especially hate it when this happens). Maybe the folks that you signed up with are doing a lousy job. Maybe some drunken, wreckless peon that was behind the wheel smashed something. There are a dozen scenarios but they all have the same basic conclusion: life without the internet sucks.

As I already mentioned, we've gotten so used to the internet. We use it on a daily basis. To be without is hardly living. Sure, you're alive, but you're practically dead inside. OK, so it isn't that dramatic, but I think you see where I'm going with this.

Whenever I don't have net serivce, I feel like I'm missing out on what's happening in the world. "Watch the news on TV." Feh. I rarely watch TV as it is and I can get acces to dozens of news feeds with just a few clicks on the internet. Being an avid facebook user, the net is also my means of keeping in touch with my friends back in Ohio and other parts of the globe. Not letting them know what I'm up to or not knowing what they are up to is a real bummer.

We all have to cope without the internet at various times in our lives. I've done it more times than I'd care to but I always survive. It isn't the end of the world. It's just a huge downer and I hate it. You know, I was just reading a column about a man that had to do without his wi-fi service the other day. Now I don't have internet. I believe that is what they call "irony."

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