Doomsday is finally here, the day when the FBI stops providing temporary servers to computers infected with a malicious virus over a year ago -- that otherwise would have been left unable to go online for this long without a fix.
And, while the fix is pretty easy (and should have been executed long time ago, to begin with) some may find today unable to go online for a couple of hours. And, whether you’re at work, school or home, this could lead to the awkward moment of actually having to interact with people in real life.
Here’s a list of things we do (and things we should do) every time we suffer an internet blackout:
1. What We Should Do: Go outside, sit on a bench at the park, people watch.
What We Do: Repeatedly click “refresh.”
2. What We Should Do: Go for a bike ride.
What We Do: Call and yell at the internet provider.
3. What We Should Do: Read a book, outside.
What We Do: Go online with our phone and consume the battery in 2 hours.
4. What We Should Do: Have an actual conversation.
What We Do: Reset, unplug and re-plug the modem.
5. What We Should Do: Write and send someone a handwritten note.
What We Do: Have a meltdown (and a fight) at the office.
6. What We Should Do: Draw a cartoon.
What We Do: Suffer a nervous breakdown over not being able to check Reddit every 5 minutes.
7. What We Should Do: Exercise.
What We Do: Succumb to Desperation.