I Plan To Not Use Internet For The Next 2 Weeks, Here’s How I Plan To Survive It

For all of you, who’ve clicked on the link to read this humble post, beware! For not so long ago, I was one of you. I too had a working internet connection.

But then, I exhausted the meager GBs of my bundled plan subscription. And needless to say, life hasn’t been rosy since then.

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After days of procrastinating drafting my college report, by downloading softwares I *might* use some day, watching Ellen’s videos on loop (Damn you autoplay!), reading every Game Of Thrones fan theory out there, stalking people-who-shall-remain-unnamed on Facebook  and guffawing over TVF Pitchers for the umpteenth time (Did you see the finale? No Spoilers, ‘kay?)

Sorry I digressed. So, anyhow, I realized that the usage meter was aiming for the sky.

‘Bloody cheats!’, I cursed my service provider. I couldn’t have used THAT much internet, could I? That too within 15 days of the billing cycle.

So, short of crawling the next 2 weeks with an internet speed slower than file transfer rates, there wasn’t much I could do. Except, I could have a life without internet.

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Thus I decided to get my social act in order and go internet free the next 2 weeks.

Here are a few ideas I have to survive until then:

  1. Read, read and read:

Better a book than a Facebook rant to keep me company on those long metro rides.

 

  2. Catch up with friends:

Not the ‘Hey! Been SO long. Let’s catch up!’ Whatsapp plan that always tanks but a calling up a friend ‘Hey! I’m outside your home. Open the door’ kind of plan.

 

  3. Watch old movies with mom:

Pretty Woman or Sleepless In Seattle. (Romedy Now ALWAYS plays them)

Padosan or Chupke Chupke.  (Zee Cinema ALWAYS plays them)

Her pick.

 

  4. Cleaning up:

Bags, study table, cupboard, messy-wires-drawer. Gotta catch ém all.

 

  5. Making lists:

Prioritizing stuff to do once my net is back up and running.

  • Watch the VMAs
  • College Report

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  6. Some more organizing:

My Downloads folder is Bermuda’s Triangle. When did I download THAT now?

 

  7. Old school gaming:

Thank God I had the sense to download Pocket Tanks earlier this week.

 

  8. Attend events and fairs:

There’s a Stationery Fair ongoing at Pragati Maidan. I’m pretty sure there’s something equally exciting in your city too. Go, find out.

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Tell me what else to do except get bored out of my wits without the internet. Trust me, I’m game for all your suggestions.

PS: It took 2 hours to upload this article on a 2G connection, so you better enjoy it!

Image Credits: Google Images


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