So it seems as if FaceBook is not accessible again, at least it hasn’t been for me over the past few days. There has been much debate whether FB has been blocked here officially or not in the past, and to me it doesn’t really matter one way or the other. Actually, if I can’t access FB it will be a blessing. Previously when it was inaccessible I really enjoyed not using it, but when it re-appeared online I got sucked in to the vortex of checking it and began using it again to make comments and communicate with those I normally wouldn’t be able to. And that is the advantage of FB isn’t it? You can keep in touch with others so easily.
But it can also complicate matters, like my contact list on my Android mobile wants to access my FB contacts and add them to my list, creating duplicates in some cases which annoys the hell out of me. Try merging the duplicates and then be denied FB access and see what happens to your contact list. Also, Yahoo Messenger now wants to integrate with FB messenger. That means duplicate messages when one contacts details are different in Yahoo to those in FB. Confusing! Strangely, I can still access FB messenger on my mobile, not sure why I can access one and not the other.
So it seems I can still send me messages to my FB friends to let them know I won’t be hanging around the news feed for an indeterminate length of time, and I’ll no longer be posting my witty profile updates that no doubt impress them all so much. Once I wean myself off it, I’m going to be glad that FB is out of my life once more. I wonder, is this my chance to kick the habit once and for all?
At least I had an attractive table decoration to admire while my cappuccino got cold (previous article).
Me: “I’ll have the smoked beef and cheddar baguette with salad and a cappuccino please. But can you bring the cappuccino after you bring the baguette, not before?”
Waiter: “You want a tall latte?”
Me: “No, I want a cappuccino, but don’t bring it right now, bring it later.”
Waiter: “OK, you want a tall latte?”
Me: “No, why would I want a tall latte? I want a cappuccino.”
Waiter: “Tall latte and cappuccino same thing.”
Me: “No, a cappuccino and tall latte are different things.”
Waiter: “Tall latte and cappuccino the same. They both have one shot espresso and hot milk.”
Me: “Yes, but they are different and I want a cappuccino please.”
At this stage I realised it was pointless asking for the cappuccino later rather than sooner so that I could enjoy it hot after the baguette instead of cold after sitting there for 10 or 15 minutes. Tactical error on my part, I should have ordered the coffee when half way through the baguette, but hey, I was in an upmarket cafe where the staff are supposedly used to serving and understanding foreigners, wasn’t I??? Annam, please get your act together.