So I spent last night staring at my television screen with a sad face. This was not due to the terrible programming on offer nor was it due to Tracy Grimshaw telling me how I could better my life by buying a particular type of laundry detergent. This my friends was down to technology or should I say the lack of.
Yesterday the internet was removed from my life. At first I brushed this off as nothing but soon I began to feel the loss and it wasn’t good. It first hit when I was catching the train to the city in the morning, I got to the train station and swiped on with my myki card and realised that my balance was in the minus. I needed to top up my card so I could use the train to get home in the evening, that’s easy I thought, I’ll just take out my phone use the ANZ app and transfer some money from my account so I can top up my card. D’oh! I broke my phone the night before when it bounced off the ground. Now I will have to got to Flinders Street and by a ticket in the evening, adding 15 mins extra to my journey home, an inconvenience to say the least.
Stuck in analog land with my phone, I was forced to listen to other people’s conversation, music and sniffling on the train to the city. Normally I am immersed in my own world listening to The Roots and checking what everyone is up to on Facebook. What a disaster, but still I wasn’t too annoyed as there was a copy of Wednesday’s MX on the ground to read but I couldn’t mute the dude sitting next to me and his sniffling.
After my epic trek to Flinders Street Station in the afternoon to get my ticket I hopped on the train and trundled my way home with the masses. Following the usual routine of chilling out, getting something to eat and chatting with friends I sat down on the sofa with my Playbook to catch up on Facebook, check if there were any bargains on ebay and fill out my footy tips for the weekend. Switched it on, no connection that’s strange, checked again, tool out my laptop and still no connection. After about 30 mins of close to frantic and deranged checking and rechecking I confirmed over the phone with my provider that the connection was down. Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!
Now I was left with my analog phone, my tablet, my laptop and Tracy Grimshaw. Ms Grimshaw was my only connection to the outside world, my only source for real world information. This was not good, I felt like I had been transported back to the dark ages.
Thankfully normal service has been resumed, the internet has been reconnected this morning, my myki is full of money and my phone is being repaired and I will collect it this evening and then once again I will be able to communicate openly and freely with the world. I know you didn’t miss me while I was gone, but I missed you internet.