Sometimes, things are simply not in your hands . . . like hours-long across-the-nation Internet outages.
What a calamity, what misfortune . . . what nonsense and absurdity . . . and a major reality check. We’re totally hooked [dependent] on technology.
After spending a few [useless] hours at work, chatting and chuckling about said calamity and tossing about yeah-I’ll-head-home-soon-’cause-there’s-nothing-to-do-here remarks, it was indeed time to do just that.
Seeing people’s faces on the streets as yours truly walked home, had me thinking a major to-do had occurred or that the world was coming to an end. Countless people milling about outside shops, gulping coffee, eyes wide, staring disbelievingly at cell phones, tap-tap-tapping, hoping [praying] for some connection to the cyberspace sphere. What the <bleep>?!?! Say it ain’t so, Joe! We’ve been disconnected, cut off from the real world, the news, social media, mom and sis, and Auntie Em! Dang, we’re doomed.
It’s been over 10 hours since “No Internet Access” popped up. I sure wouldn’t want to be in the IT folks’ shoes today. Can you spell s-t-r-e-s-s?
. . . And now, I’m back. Indeedy-do, I almost missed the posting boat. Fortunately, life has returned to [relative] normalcy. Not everything is readily accessible as yet, but <audible sigh of relief> we’ll get there.
We always do, one way or another. 😉