Hey guys! Wassup? Guess what happened this time – my internet pack (courtesy: Manipal University) got over. Yup, all 15GBs of it. I know, I know, careless of me but I learnt my lesson fair and square and have come out of it with abundant sympathy for the addicts who go cold turkey and have to deal with the consequences of their actions.
If you want a funny tale, here’s my cold turkey experience:-
Day 1: No internet???? Why am I being punished???? Why? Why? Why?
Day 3: Ah well, can’t do anything about it. Might as well focus on writing about Fortis (story world in Rage: the book I am writing).
Day 5: Two weeks of no internet? Oh please! It will be gone in a blink and I will be reunited with my dearie.
Day 7: (Scene: In our hostel room)
Me: Please, can I use your internet for a while?
Roommate: Ah, ok, but not right now. I have to complete my presentation. (Genuine reason, don’t worry, she is nice.)
Me: I just need to send in the articles. (I am currently working for a student-run newspaper called What’s Up Manipal.)
Roommate: Just wait a while.
…5 hours later (or maybe it was just half an hour… I dunno, withdrawal screws up your internal clock)…
Me: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You are an angel. (I definitely do not remember saying those words but I do remember feeling them when she turned her laptop my way).
Day 9: (Scene: A Behind-the-doors-alcohol-party)
Me: Shit! You are drunk! Continue reading