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Intermittent Internet

At work yesterday the Internet chose to behave in a despicable manner, taking up to 40 minutes to load a page. A little after one o’clock in the afternoon, the system crashed altogether. I guess they don’t realize that a couple of months ago I started to mainline my email and only disconnect when I absolutely have to. (Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, I refuse to put email on my cell phone. Then I’d never get anything done!)

At any rate, my work friends know how I feel about my Internet connectivity, so I got a lot of teasing yesterday. Mr. Texas-Drawl opened the connecting door between our rooms shortly after the system expired completely. I was at the board teaching math. “Oh, good!” He said. “You’re still standing. I was certain I would have to call 911.”

Today, with the unknowing (I stole it) help of my friend, Bill, who calls himself, “Old Fart,” (I refuse to, he is younger than I), I present my intervention strategies:

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Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Oh wow, that comic describes me to a T!

    I had a history teacher in high school that was always on the computer chatting with one of her friends during class time. It really annoyed me, I still got an A in the class but it felt like a bluge.

  2. Silver — I don’t neglect my students for the email, but I give it a quick check every half hour or so. Only once did I chat in class — just long enough to say I was sorry I hadn’t shut the chat window and didn’t have time to chat.

  3. Oh, I so need a 12 step program for my email addiction! I can’t get off the internet even though it means my 3yo is destroying my home! Read my blog to see what she can do in a jiffy!

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