Take one modem that constantly looses connection to the internet [resulting in much grinding of teeth and pulling of hair when it happens to wifey]. Add in a husband trying to work from home. Factor in the fact that previously mentioned hubby has a streaming head cold so patience is nil. Stir in one phone call to cable provider. Sprinkle with service call made by someone who actually gives a damn.
Results? A shiny new modem, problem traced back to connection box on the light pole and one v, v speedy[and one hopes, stable] connection.
Take one network connection for about 1000 users. Observe telco "accidently" disconnect before everyone starts work. Watch as people wander around the office muttering under their breath about missed deadlines because all their work is on the network drive that they can't access. Smirk to yourself because you've saved all your important stuff on your hard drive against all corporate IT advice, but pretend you can't access anything. Take advantage of the unscheduled opportunity of NO BLOODY EMAIL to get caught up on mundane administrative tasks. Gloat silently to yourself that you really don't have any deadlines. Try [in vain] to look concerned when someone whinges to you about not being able to do his/her work. Go get your hair done by a brilliant new colourist who understands you when you say "I don't want to look frumpy". Go back to work, pretend to be relieved that the network is back up.
Life is good.