Last night, the UWS was treated to a big old thunderstorm. Of course, then my internet stopped working (thankfully, the cable continued unabashed so that I didn’t miss any Olympics/commercials). I called Time Warner and followed the instructions of the robot who answered (these included “please write these down so you are sure to follow them correctly”). When this didn’t bring the internet back, I spoke to someone in India who informed me that a technician would need to come and could be there tomorrow between 11-12p. Naturally, I told her that I have a FULL-TIME JOB and couldn’t be home then. This conversation continued for several minutes until she transferred me to someone else who sighed a lot when I explained that I was unavailable from 9-5 ALL DAYS OF THE WORK WEEK (and I snarkily pointed out that I couldn’t even email my boss about coming in late because I had no internet). No conclusion was reached and I said I would call back today to schedule an appointment to get the internet back.

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I woke up this morning and the internet mysteriously seems to have returned to my apartment, so I’m chalking this one up to the praise hands emoji and just letting my hands rest in that position all day.