It’s a Sunday afternoon and you’re wacked after a long week at work, it’s freezing cold outside and you have nowhere else to be. You position yourself horizontally on the couch with a cup of tea and a bar of Dairy Milk, ready to start an Orange Is The New Black marathon (because you’ve given into the hype). Except, all you seem to be watching is a buffering circle. You go to Facebook message your friend while you wait but, low and behold, the app won’t load. So you wait and you wait and you wait…Until, hurrah, it’s started to play. Aaand it’s stopped again. Wi-Fi rage is the worst. It can turn us into desperate, rage-loaded beings. Don’t let it get the better of you. Take a look at these tips on what not to do when you’re internet connection is being a bad boy.
Turn on Mobile Data: It’s all too easy to turn on your mobile data so that you can send that Facebook message or check out Instagram. This is eating into your data usage and costing you money – you should not be in this position in the comfort of your Wi-Fi connected home that you paid for. Beat the system by waiting for the Wi-Fi to behave again before using your phone’s costly internet. Throw things: Look, we’ve all been there: a shoe, a spoon, a banana peel, a laptop (reserved for the insane) – no one and nothing is safe during a rage blackout. But you’ll only regret doing it, especially if that banana peel ends up on an unsuspecting flatmate’s face. Channel your rage in other, healthier ways, like screaming into a pillow or spending ten minutes on the cycling bike that you haven’t used in six months. By the time you have relieved yourself, the Wi-Fi might be up and running again.
Eat your weight in food: You’re already half way through the Dairy Milk, be patient (I know I know, it’s hard) and either eat it slowly while waiting for the Wi-Fi to reboot or wait till OITNB starts up again. DO NOT ENTER THE KITCHEN – FOOD CANNOT BE FULLY APPRECIATED DURING A RAGE STORM. Otherwise before you know it, you’re sat on the kitchen floor crying into an empty tub of Nutella (most of it is now smeared around your mouth), with empty packets of cruel carb snacks surrounding and jeering you.
Here is a top tip on what you probably should do during a Wi-Fi crisis: Well you could think about changing your Wi-Fi provider for a start. You might not have the best option available to you and this is what is seriously jeopardising your Netflix marathons, Spotify solo karaoke sessions and ASOS ‘let’s fill up my basket with things I can’t afford’ binges. Look at different providers like BT TV offers and get in touch with them to get the full lowdown on your Wi-Fi options. It’s a much more sensible and beneficial option than dealing with bad Wi-Fi via food and throwing household objects.
Good luck with sorting out your Wi-Fi and enjoy the rest of Orange Is The New Black.