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Yes, that is exactly how I felt went my MTNL internet connection decided to take a break last night exactly when the clock struck 12. I being a night creature was left stranded in a deserted island. Everyone was asleep, I had finished all the good books, could not find the newspaper, my Airtel internet was too slow. What on earth was I to do?!
I tried to play Angry Birds but every few seconds I kept checking for the little blue blinking sign that shows whether the internet is up again. Alas, my hopes were dashed.
I wrote a story. Then trashed it, rewrote it, retrashed it. Then I gave up. I finally woke up my friend and asked a few very important questions
What did people do back in days when there was no internet?
How did everyone pass their time?
How did people know what is going on in the world?
How did people work from home?
How did they get important work done when there was no email?
And a few more such highly relevant questions. But the only response I got was a glare, some impolite words, and a final warning that I need to change my schedule and become an early riser and early sleeper.
I had read somewhere that most of the important things you keep pending get done when your internet is down or when your phone is not with you. So I tried to remember what all had to be done. My room was clean by my standards, I had my fridge stacked with chocolates and cola, nothing needed a repair (except the few things that were well beyond repair) and the washing machine had been used just the day before. So all in all, I was completely jobless. Then suddenly it hit me that I had three important tasks assigned which were on my email. Thankfully my Airtel internet worked just fine to allow me check the emails and I was aghast to see that the tasks required at least one hour each of extensive internet usage. By this time, I had lost all hopes of having the luxury of internet before morning.
My friend finally woke up realising that I had been walking around the room aimlessly for the past one and half hour. We ate a few tonnes of chocolates, had a few bucketful of cola and discussed people in general. When at last my body showed indications of sleepiness, I decided to try my luck one last time before hitting the bed. Unlike the movies where when everything is going wrong and the hero is about to give up hope, suddenly everything becomes alright; alas, it was not so with me. My internet was still down.