Our land line is still not fixed.
And it’s really a torture using hubby’s cell phone modem to get connected to the net.
It actually aggravates more of my irritation towards all that happened.
The guy at the Telekom Customer Help Line told us yesterday the disruption is caused by cable failure around our place. To which hubby thought was just a scripted answer since the guy couldn’t give accurate time line of when the problem’s going to be ok. But at least, that gives us assurance that something is being done.
The days prior yesterday were really agonizing to me. The first week of the holiday without the Internet was still fine cos I was everywhere but home in the first week. Going into second week was what I dreaded most knowing the Telekom people has not been responding to our reports. I am home with nothing much to do. I was actually really pissed off that every time I thought of them, I felt like punching and kicking something. Hubby said, it was withdrawal syndrome of my addiction. Yes, my name is Chegu Carol and I am an Internet addict. There, I said it.
But, that’s not what I am gonna post about today. Knowing I will not get any Internet connection anytime soon, I drafted this post and headed to the nearest Starbuck to go online. So yeah, here I am, at Starbuck sipping my cup of latte and a slice of Tiramisu cake while having my joy of going online without the irritating slowness.
As much as I want to deny this, I know my life will never be the same without Internet. Some people may not understand this addiction and would say, “Hey, it’s just the Internet, everyone can live without the Internet. Look at how our ancestors survived without one.” Look, we are not our ancestors and they didn’t live long enough to know what Internet is. We do. It’s been part of our live.
This made me wondered, why am I so much addicted to the net. Before the era of Facebook and its many game applications, I am already a net addict. I spent most time on the blogsphere, blog hopping, looking for juicy interesting stories to read on. But of course, the satisfaction comes mostly from posting my thoughts and reading feed backs on it. It is such a thrilling experience to anticipate what other readers would think of my thoughts and what sort of feedback they would give. Besides, the communication that is built in such simple post is what makes all this blog thingy such a euphoric feeling to have. And that feeling is similar to the coffee addiction I must have first thing in the morning. Or a shopping experience like what Lizee described in her post on why she blog. It has become a regular routine to have coffee. To go shopping. To go online. You get it?
I said this is not the thing I wanted to blog about in this post but oh dear I’ve been deviated much from my initial thoughts. Oh well, let that be my next post then.
Are you with me on this? The Internet addiction I mean.
Until next post!