Internet has become a very important part of our lives now. Everything, right from our office work to our casual work is done over the internet. Sharing pictures, downloading apps, chatting with your loved ones is a part of the routine. Internet is now as important as oxygen to a good share of people.
Now imagine how frustrating it is if you have a really slow connection and you can’t use the internet. Well, let’s have a look:
1. The Airtel 4G girl is your enemy
You hate the people who make false promises. And for something as sacred as the internet, such challenges will make you go mad. Every sufferer of slow internet has cursed this poor girl at least once.
2. You spend your time complaining rather than trying to fix it
Complaining about your slow internet gives you more mental satisfaction than anything else ever would. Sometimes you even forget to check whether the internet is working in the process of complaining to everyone in this world.
3. It always stops when you have the most important work!
I bet this has happened with a lot of us. The internet stops when you are making an online payment or when you are logging in to the IRCTC website for tatkal booking. The whole thing seems like an evil plan of the Internet Service Provider because the connection was perfectly fine just seconds before the work.
4. You don’t like to hear any advice
There are always people (mostly your parents) who continuously crib about how modern society is so dependent upon technology. They reminisce about the "good old days" when they lived so happily without Google, emails, and even cellular phones. These people are always ready to give their 2 cents even if you didn’t ask for it. Little do they know how sensitive we are about it!
5. Skype is a nightmare!
According to a random study by an institute, people spend more time asking “Hello, Can you hear me?” than actually talking to the person on the other side. Sometimes the sound doesn’t go through or it lags with the video and then it gives a message in red: “Internet speed too slow” and you are like “Yeah, thanks for pointing it out, I could never have known.“
6. You can’t download movies. Ever.
Downloading movies with a slow internet connection is as bad as sleeping without an air conditioner in summer. You wait and wait but it doesn’t give you comfort. And it doesn’t download. Downloading your favorite TV series, games and movies is just as frustrating as it can ever get. This frustration is directly proportional to the time lapse from the beginning of the month.
7. You look for places with free WiFi to experience bliss
Free WiFi is great heaven for you, if you face a bad internet at home. Finally getting to watch the video on the group that everybody has already laughed over and finally being able to download all the updates is like a much needed pleasure from the pain.
8. You are tired of switching networks
You might not have tried all the flavors of ice cream but you surely would have tried all the networks which provide internet in your area. You know all their ‘high-speed’ plans in and out and can write a book on how not to select your internet plan!
9. All your life problems are due to the slow internet
You get into a habit of blaming your slow internet for every small and big problems of your life. It starts with really genuine ones like you couldn’t respond to an email on time because of the slow internet and then goes to you couldn’t live a perfect life because of the bad connection.
Like I couldn’t complete this article on time because of the slow internet.
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