Did you ever see The Puppet Masters? Where people get those creepy aliens hooked into the back of their necks?
Sometimes I feel like one of those people, and the creepy alien in my neck is Google, I just do what they want.
I really have an irrational hatred for mapquest, to the point where I ridicule my friends for using it (ok just the one friend, I swear she’s the only person on the planet still using it (HI SARA love you). I get really annoyed when I’m on a group email where all the recipients are not gmailers! And if anyone even suggests I use Bing to search for something… watch out.
Then when something’s wrong with Google or one of its products, something becomes wrong with me.
The other day the link to my Reader randomly disappeared from the upper left corner of my gmail. I felt like my left arm had been removed. It reappeared the next day so, crisis averted.
Today I literally felt anxiety brewing because gmail was telling me I had 1 new message in my inbox, but I kept refreshing and that email never appeared. I kept seeing | Inbox (1) | in my browser tabs and I started breathing a little faster! I’m only kind of exaggerating!
I’m breathing fine again, I mean don’t worry. I logged out and back in again and it’s back to normal. Thank bananas. But seriously.