Time for Internet in Our Apartment in Italy
Getting WiFi in our apartment in Italy is similar to the USA in that you need to make an appointment for the installation.
Based on horror stories I’d heard, I expected the process to take a month — an eternity when your livelihood depends on broadband internet access.
Yet I’m continually surprised at the efficiency in Italy. It’s not German efficiency, but it’s not Mexican either. The trains in Italy — mostly — run on time. (France, meanwhile…) Where is all the waiting in lines I read about? When I requested an appointment, I only had to wait a week. Sounds reasonable, right?
The day came and the cable guy arrived to hook up the cable. He was punctual, friendly, professional, and efficient. (And German, turns out.)
Um… he didn’t bring the cable modem. You know, the one provided by the cable company that sent the technician to our home?
Basically, he just came to make sure I had the hookup. Well, we had the hookup. Apparently the modem would be delivered at some unknown future date. Maybe I will be waiting a month after all?
always sometimes fun experiencing the different ways of having things done when traveling the world. However, I confess some things would benefit from a smattering of American-style urgency. I couldn’t wait for internet in our apartment. We needed it, like, yesterday.