Before?

My husband tells me long ago and in a far away land I functioned without internet connection. He says there was a time when those words “internet connection” were unheard of. I don’t remember those times and I don’t know if I believe him. I mean how did I keep in touch with people if I didn’t have internet? How did I know what was going on in the world? How did I know what the weather would be? How could I consult the dictionary or encyclopedia? I must have been terribly ignorant, lonely, and misinformed without it. The scariest thought is to think that I could get up in the morning and not know which celebrity wore the wrong thing out in public the night before. How could I make it through the day?

The last two weeks have been hit or miss with our internet connection. AT&T and I have become close friends. Today I was talking to someone for over an hour for her to tell me that I could be charged for the maintenance man to repair my internet problem. I wanted to tell her that I was going to send AT&T a bill for the work I couldn’t do because I wasn’t connected to the internet for almost 3 out of 11 days. I didn’t say that though. I wasn’t even icky when after hanging up with my new friend another friend from AT&T called and told me that they knew I was having problems because the office was down or disconnected or offline or in the hospital—I don’t remember. So this lady seemed to know what she was saying and said that I would not have a technician come to my house because it wasn’t my problem it was their problem. Of course I am still without internet so it is MY problem now isn’t it? But, obviously if you are reading this I was able to connect eventually. I just wonder when it was…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. moonbaby
    Mar 24, 2009 @ 12:23:24

    New layout. Life didn’t exist w/o the internet. At least as far as I would like to remember.

  2. rjlight
    Mar 25, 2009 @ 08:15:15

    moonbaby, thanks for your comment–yes, we are in star trek life compared to B.I. (before internet).

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