I didn’t realize it when he got home, but the boy was in some serious withdraw.
In Panama, he had no electronic devices at his disposal. No laptop that he could hop on any time he liked, no TV, nothing.
After he recovered from his lack of sleep, and hugged his mamma, he hugged his laptop, and it hasn’t left his side since. I think he is making a side holster for it.
I kid…oh, I kid.
Yesterday, all I heard was laptop, blah~~blah, iTunes, yadda~~yadda, resync iPod, techno~~gobbldigook
Which really meant that he wanted to unhook the modum from my computer so he could attach himself to the internet. Which meant that I had to unattach myself from the internet. Which means that I go into withdraws, and that internet, that isn’t a pretty sight.
We have been discussing getting a Wi-Fi thingie for quite some time, but this time, the boy offered to go halvsies.
I sent him to Stuffmart forthwith.
Verily he came home and we began the process of uploading, rebooting, connecting, moving wires.
Nothing happened, except that now neither of us were connected to the internet.
It got ugly, quick.
I punched in the 1-800 number to my ISP to get some vital information that was missing from all the uploading, rebooting and connecting.
For two. and. a. half. hours. I was on the phone with the Philippines (thanks Kent, your English was perfect).
2 ½ hours of her telling me to type in this, and me obediently doing everything she asked.
Go here, ok.
Click enter, done.
Are you connected, no.
Near the end of the 2 ½ hours, she began to realize that it just. wasn’t. working.
We said goodbye, exchanged vital information, and we now are sending each other birthday cards because after all that, we are BFF’s.
Sarcasm internet, it is what gets me through.
Near the tail end of Kent and my conversation, Extrachips mom popped in and I asked the boy to please call the other 1-800 number to FINALLY FIX THE STUPID THING OR IT WAS GOING BACK TO STUFFMART.
5 minutes later, after talking to India, it was fixed. 5 minutes, internet, and I know exactly what my problem was. I wasn’t talking to India. I wasn’t chatting with someone I could barely hear or understand.
So, the next time you call tech support, and you reach someone you can understand, ask to be transfered to India.