Wi-fi Woes

Wi-fi Woes

I was really hoping that I would have an internet connection on train this morning. For the first time in many months I have a pause between jobs – finished the last one yesterday; ready to quote for the next – and so I can write a blog for myself. Now when I started I never dreamed that I would not have time; to do that kind of thing, and believe me I am not complaining – I can deal with the guilt most of the time, but today, with a breathing space and no deadline, it was good to know that I could use my train journey to explore a new topic.
This was going to be on the misuse of apostrophes, inspired by the Banksy artist who is putting so many shopfronts in Bristol out of their needless misery. But I need to check some facts, I have an hour train journey, there should be wi-fi but there is none.
The Train Service That Shall Be Nameless offers free  of course, most generously I can usually check my emails or surf the web. I can never get onto it of course, but this is generally because there are so many students using it. I can quite accept that there is only a certain amount of wi-fi to go around; and usually eventually there is a wisp of it I can catch and tie down to my device. It’s not like I am trying to download entire series of University Challenge or anything …..
But today nothing. And there are no students on board. There are no students. It is the Easter holidays. My carriage is down to four business ladies; a train operative and a mother with two children who are (probably) too young to understand the complexities of logging on to a public site (some-people-may-see-what-you-are-doing) using a password.
So, I am frustrated. I could complain to the guard, but I saw someone do that once, and the guard simply sadly agreed that the whole system was at breaking point. So, I am not going to go there (particularly as today the guard appears to be about twelve).
My lovely blog on the hero-who-alters-signs will have to wait. While I stare at the exclamation mark that tells me that there is an issue. Or I could look out of the window for a bit, it is a beautiful day.  Every cloud.

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