Diary of a Discount Shopper | A Day in the Life of an Internet Entrepreneur without High Speed Internet

7:00 a.m.  Awake and ambitious

7:15 a.m.  Turn on computer

7:30 a.m. Wait for home internet to connect

7:45 a.m.  $@%!@^ @$^@@

7:46 a.m.  Connect internet to phone

8:00 a.m.  !@^%!@  Cook breakfast while waiting

8:30 a.m.  Woohoo!  It’s connected!  Check Facebook and quickly hit send/receive button on email.

8:32 a.m.  ^!#^!&  It’s timed out. 

8:40 a.m. –10:00 a.m.  %^$##^* Still struggling to get connection

10:00 a.m.  @#&@  @$#^# Forget it- ambition is gone.  Another day is lost.  Big thanks to Verizon and WildBlue for their lack of dependable and quick service and an even bigger thanks to CenturyLink for leaving me on the waitlist for DSL for over 10 years, all the while extending it to my neighbors on each side of my house. 

11:00 a.m.  Enjoying the day with the kids but feeling guilty for not working as much as I should have. 

I think I might have spent more time actually muttering expletives than being connected!

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  1. says

    So I get home to check my email and this post shows up. I like this entry and can relate or at least I could while I lived in Kazakhstan. But anyway, do you know what I like most about this post?
    At the botton of the email was an advertisement that read:
    “AT&T Official Site
    Get Our Fastest DSL Speed For $19.95 For 12 Months.
    Online Offer Only!”

    I thought it was poetic.


    Alicia Reply:

    That’s HILARIOUS! They say advertising generates by codewords- if only they realized that we can’t even get AT&T cell service out here :)


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