Today, I started my morning the same way I have thousands of times before: I walked into my office, took my laptop out of its bag, plugged it in, and went to the kitchen to get a coffee.

When I came back to my office, hot cup of Cooper fuel in my hand, I opened Chrome to start prepping my show.  No luck.  No connection.  I closed Chrome and re-opened it.  That didn't work, either.

At this point, I decided to reboot the computer.  Ten minutes later, it was back.  I logged in and tried to open Chrome and Outlook.  STILL, no luck.

As a guy who hates wasting time, this was INFURIATING!

I was about to call, and annoy, our amazing IT guy Drew, when I decided to check one last thing.  I looked at the back of my laptop and saw this:


Yep, you guess it!  I couldn't connect to the internet because I had forgotten to PLUG IT IN!  There goes fifteen minutes of my life I can't have back because I wasn't smart enough to make sure the network cable was plugged in.

I hope your day got off to a better start than mine.

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