Every Day Above Ground (mallorys_camera) wrote,
Every Day Above Ground

First World Problems

Internet’s down. Neighborhood-wide outage.

I type this from the (actually rather attractive) confines of the Adriance Library in Poughkeepsie.

A very First World problem! But I’m feeling petulant anyway.

I suspect I was looking for a reason to feel petulant.

I’ve written before that all things considered, my life is quite pleasant these days. Even without a comparison to the lives around me that may be considerably less pleasant.

I have good friends, I have income. (Knock on wood) I have health. I live in a spectacularly beautiful place. I have every means of entertaining myself known to man, short of a thin wire probe that I can actually stick into my brain to tickle those dopamine- and serotonin-secreting neuroreceptors.

I have very little to complain about. Unless I take it upon myself to complain on others’ behalf. But that’s cheating, isn’t it? Discontent appropriation!

Nonetheless, I feel quite bent out of shape because the Internet is down.

Like it’s a major annoyance.

Which it’s not.

Humans! Crossposted from Dreamwidth.
Tags: covid-19, internet
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