Tuesday, September 15, 2009

patience? what does that mean?

Patience is a virtue... that I lack.

I've never been patient. I'll never be patient. It doesn't mean that I don't try, because I do. Add that impatience with a short fuse and that can be slightly disastrous. And there are certain situations that will always chap my ass. One trigger of mine is when things just don't work, and for no good reason. It's not disconnected, it's not visibly broken. It just... no longer functions.

I should have been happy as a clam on Sunday. I woke up to the boy spooning me and a beautiful sunshiny day. However, the warm and fuzzies were displaced when I realized that my internet wasn't working. WTF? Since all I know how to do in terms of fixing the internet is unplugging the modem and router and then calling my resident IT guys (aka my brother and/or Dave), I was quickly stumped and out of ideas of how to fix it. My spooning partner gave it a go for a while and didn't have any better luck.

See, here's where having someone else around makes all the difference in the world. Had he not been here I probably would have pitched a fit and thrown the router against the wall. But since he was there, I was calm. Genuinely calm, actually. I suggested we go for breakfast and when we came back to the apartment we sat on my bed and I read while he played a computer game. Ah the difference that having another person around can make on a situation. I was fine all day and even work on Monday I was all, "Ehhh I'll eventually get around to buying a new router, no rush."

Fast forward to last night when I am cursing like a sailor because I am constantly being thrown off the weak (stolen, but whatever) internet connection. Clearly calm, cool and collected Jessie was done for the day and was replaced by the usual psychotic, no patience Jessie. Finally I decide enough is enough and run out to target to buy a new router. I drop about 90 bucks on what I was told by my IT guys (thanks Dave and bro!) would be an awesome and easy to install model. So I get home and open the instruction book and there are only four steps. How hard can this be, right?

Ring, DAVE WHY IS IT UNABLE TO DETECT MY INTERNET CONNECTION?!

Ring ring, DAVE WHY DOES IT TELL ME THAT MY PASSWORD IS INVALID?!?!

Ring ring FUCKING RING, DAVE WHY DOES IT TELL ME THAT I'M CONNECTED BUT CAN'T OPEN ANY WEBPAGES WHAT THE HELL I'M GOING TO THROW MY COMPUTER AGAINST THE WALL I'M GOING TO LOSE MY SHIT IF I JUST SPENT 90 DOLLARS AND IT DOESN'T WORK ALL I WANT TO DO IS GO ONLINE DAMN IT ALL TO HELL AHHH!!!!!!

So really there was no point to this blog entry other than I feel like a GOD for having installed the router, I don't care how simple it is to do. I guess I also wanted to illustrate how much patience I can have when there's a boy and scones involved, and how little I display when it's just me sitting alone in my apartment, being crazy.

Oh, and my internet works now by the way.

Hey everyone, let's hear it for irrational anger!!

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