Insanity sinks in. "What if someone is trying to get a hold of me by email?" You panic and rush to a relatives house, whom you don’t even invite for dinner on holidays, and surprise them.
"Hey Bob, haven’t seen you in three years, what brings you to town?"
"Oh I just wanted to say hi and hang out with the family for a bit. Oh cool! Is that a new computer? Can I try it?"
"Bob, its not new. It’s the same we’ve always had."
"Oh gosh, it does look old. I should run some quick tests to make sure its running good then, let me sit with it for a few minutes."
Three hours later.
"Bob, are you OK?"
"Yeah sure, one minute."
Eventually your requested to leave as his new best family friends wish to go to bed.
You frantically dash home and pace some more trying desperately to find something to keep yourself busy. Television fails. Radio fails. Everything fails.
All you can think about is how much life is better once technicians install your Internet and close the door behind them.
They come tomorrow.
Two hours of wiring and a broken ceiling tile later, you’re wired.
Unfortunately, you’re account is screwed up with the ISP. You should have service by tomorrow, but if you don’t, it will be up after the weekend, as your ISP is closed for the weekend. Oh, and its a three-day-weekend. Don’t you love holidays? So glad we celebrate a guy who didn't even discover America. Yeah you - Christopher Columbus, you fraud.
Now what? Can you imagine living without the Internet?