This is a conundrum some might say. But its true.
Example: Now that I'm in Bahrain, I have "high speed" (relatively, and definitely compared to GTMO) internet. So to video chat, I use Skype now, instead of Gchat, which is what I used in GTMO because the connection was so ...lacking. But when Skype starts being finicky, I get upset because its not working, despite prior to being in Bahrain, I didn't have ability to even use Skype because its such a bandwidth hog. So I get angry at technology, but then I have to apologize to technology for being angry because even when Skype doesn't work, there are other avenues to make things happen.
I'm spoiled. I'm in the desert, but I have a "real life", I have internet and my own apartment and the ability to go outside the wire without getting shot at. I know that I'm lucky, but it doesn't stop me from complaining when something goes awry, skype not showing that I'm online or my mic not working correctly and I have to restart my computer to fix it (wah, I know).
|This isn't my life, thank God|
A blessing when it works.
A demon when it doesn't. Especially because it often works, and then the expectations of working are established. And Teh Megan rage is unleashed on the world. NEVER a good day.