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My Life is Too Dependant on the Internet

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Today was not a good day. I log on in the morning to “go to work” and I can’t get online. I call the DSL company, only to spend about an hour an a half doing diagnostics. In the end they finally tell me that it’s not a problem on my end.

It turns out that the entire area where I live was without internet and cell phones because a fiber optic cable was cut. What irks me is that my big DSL company is so detached from their customers that they didn’t realize this and relay that information to me. Instead I wasted an hour and a half of my time on the phone. I ended up finding out about the cable because I saw it on my evening news. I wish a local company offered DSL.

I probably shouldn’t be so hard on them, but when my internet is down – I can’t work. I have people depending on me and I can’t do anything. That is the worst feeling in the world for me. Of course, I have internet now thank goodness. But with missing today, I will probably be working tonight and this weekend to catch everything up. I’m not looking forward to that.

I love working at home, but being at the mercy of your internet provider can be a major drawback. But overall, I wouldn’t trade my job. Having my son come in my office when he wakes up in the morning and giving me a hug and telling me to have a good day working is priceless πŸ™‚


One Comment

  • Reply freedumb |

    πŸ™‚ I’ve been considering getting a backup broadband service…right now I have cable, which has been pretty reliable. I have dialup if need be, but that’s so slow.

So, what do you think ?