So there I was, trying to reply to facebook comments, chatting with a cousin from the other side of the world, and doing some online banking at the same time (yes, I am a great multitasker!). I also planned to blog afterwards. But for some reason, my FB posts just won’t get sent, my cousin just stopped responding, and I can’t access my bank account. Worse, I can’t access wordpress. When I checked the internet icon at the bottom of the screen, there’s a yellow triangle with an exclamation point inside. When I directed the cursor there, it said “Access: limited connectivity.”
I waited several minutes, hoping that I will get reconnected.
While waiting… CSI Miami’s showing. Oh, but it’s a rerun. I have seen this already. Switch to next channel… I didn’t know that there are so many Top Model Franchises. I think I saw Australia’s Next Top Model the other day. Now it’s Canadian version. The girls look pretty normal, too. Made me remember that time in my life when I thought I wanted to be a model. Now I’m jealous… it’s not even 9 in the morning and I want to give myself a make-over. Yeah, I want to lose ten pounds, too. Wish I’m back to being skinny…
After about thirty minutes of watching Canada’s Next Top Model — and feeling bad about that hearty dinner i had last night, I checked my computer and yey! I am back online. Now I can continue whatever it was I was doing before I got disconnected. That is, if I remember what I was doing before I got disconnected. Oh, yeah, multitasking.
So I went back to facebook… tried to reply to my cousin in ym… went to my online bank account and wordpress. Everything was smooth sailing until… Until I tried to send another message, and then I saw that small yellow triangle with exclamation point again… Limited connectivity. What the ?!
Patient person me. I can wait awhile. Nothing is urgent at this time, anyway. I can just say hi to my cousin again later… pay bills in a little while… I can even write my blog on MSWord and just copy and paste later. Yes, I can just wait ‘til my connection gets restored.
Funny, when I checked my ym window, it says I am still online. Maybe my cousin thinks I’m still here but I’m just ignoring her. Great.
Limited connectivity. I think it pretty much describes how I am at times. I think it happens to everyone. There are times when I am physically here, yet part of me is not (like my mind is wandering in la la land). I call it my version of astral projection… mostly happens when people I am talking to are either nagging or just won’t stop talking about themselves. Somehow you just can’t help but tune out. Don’t get me wrong, I am a good listener, but there just are people who just challenge one’s listening skills.
It has been fifteen minutes since I last got disconnected. Ten minutes to stay online and fifteen minutes off. Hmmm, makes me wonder. Do I do that to people, too? Listen for ten minutes and tune out for 15?… That’s not so nice, huh?
Who knew there would be a lesson learned from a malfunctioning internet…
My connection is running again… which means I have to make it quick and do everything I have to do in ten minutes (as the on-off pattern has dictated). Wish me luck…
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