Our internet connection had been pretty slow all weekend. I thought nothing of it, since the whole damned world is trying to stream some Netflix and Disney+ goodness. This morning, it was still running slow as Christmas. Tried resetting the portal, tried restarting the router... Nothing. The second Xfinity person to try to help me finally said that the router was probably toast and needed to be changed out.
So I hauled ass to the Comcast store, swapped out the router, changed my service to the 1024mbps package, and raced home.
MIND YOU, I AM WORKING FROM HOME TRYING TO SERVICE MILLIONAIRES AND THEIR FINANCIAL NEEDS WHILE MY KIDS ARE ALSO HOME TRYING TO DO SOME SEMBLANCE OF SCHOOL ON THEIR COMPUTERS FML.
Get home, set it up, doesn’t work. Call Xfinity, beg for help. They help. Get everything FINALLY set up, able to call a client right before 3 PM to do the trade he’s been asking for all damned day.
That’s 7 hours straight of me trying to just get the internets to work. That’s 7 hours straight of me being at the very edge of sanity, the very edge of dropping every single curse word in front of my daughters, the very edge of throwing multiple wifi routers into the street and beating them with a bat Office Space-style. You should all be proud that I didn’t actually destroy something.
Fuck the internets.