Wednesday, May 25, 2016

5 things to do when your internet us down

You feel bereft. Like you’ve lost a big piece of yourself. You don’t know what to do anymore. You are so bored you can even watch paint dry.

Most times, it’s not like you’ve run out of internet subscription. It might just be bad network or NEPA and your battery conspiring to deal with you that day. But whichever way, you’re in for it!

The hours go by slowly. You can’t begin to fathom the level of boredom awaiting you in your “internet-less” existence. You look for every opportunity to get back online

Here are 5 things I do when my internet is down for any reason that you can also try:

1.  Read a book
Always keep several paperbacks to read when your internet is down. It keeps you entertained. It also keeps your mind off the fact that you live in 18th century Nigeria.

2. Take a walk
This is the first thing I do. You never know, NEPA might just bring the light as you’re taking your walk. Or if you have the foresight to carry your charger, you might find a shop where you can lounge for a bit, charge your phone and feed your online addiction.

3. Visit a friend
We all have that one friend on our street whose house is the generator hub. Their generator is always on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You better go visit said friend. If you don’t have this type of friend, you better go make one.

4. Play sudoku/crossword puzzles in the newspaper
Never underestimate the power of a good puzzle and cussing out whatever newspaper is about to give you a brain aneurysm with their puzzles. It keeps you so occupied that you never notice the hours fly by.

5.  Watch a movie
If NEPA isn’t the cause of your internet problems, watch a film at home. Or at the cinemas. Either way, you’re entertained.

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