The impact of not having internet access at Man Pit for only 3 nights has been MONUMENTAL!!! 3 whole nights! Even I wouldn't have guessed that this would rock my world so dramatically. Just being without the use of my laptop while on the couch while watching television sent me into a deep black hole.
There were highs and lows though. First I had to change carriers cause even though I live 500m from the CBD they could not provide a signal. Mmmmm…. Struck a new deal with another carrier – brilliant, big high! But it was up to 7 days before it could be delivered – crashing low, panic-stricken. Shiney new box arrives at office after only two days – JOYOUS! Four lengthy phone calls fail to solve connection issues and another night without – downright devastating.
Can not tell you how dark I have been while dealing with this. I never get angry (well, not really) but I literally felt my blood boiling after being on hold for 32mins and then being asked to call back. I vented violently on Twitter! This was my breakthrough, the first giant step to solving my problem. A lovely social media man quickly came to my rescue and conference-called me in with the exact man I needed. After so many failings in the customer service department this was GENIUS. While he didn’t solve my problem it meant that I understood what was wrong and was able to get a work mate to fix it. The dark cloud has lifted! The sun shines brightly again. Once again Twitter is my saviour!
|Box of much happiness|
Let me be clear that during this testing three days I still had my phone! And it’s a little iPhone of Pleasure that has Twitter, Facebook, TweetDeck, Foursquare, Miso, LinkedIn and St. Murphy on it. So its hardly like I was isolated from the world. Damn, I do have issues. Anyways, lets enjoy the moment and not worry about my human failings right now. Man Pit has a beautiful new internet connection.
Speaking of Man Pit…
The boys christened Man Pit on Saturday night! Thank god they loved it which means I may just have some visitors after-all. A quiet drink turned into a rather messy night – for the sake of all involved I will spare you the details. It has set a nasty precedent for future Man Pit activities. Loved every second!!!
|The Boys of Man Pit|