We’ve reached our Internet limit. We have a 60Gb plan, which is MORE than enough. Or so I thought; apparently, we have a bloodsucking Internet hog hanging about with nothing better to do than download, download, DOWNLOAD.
Average daily Internet usage during the time the big kids were in Calgary:
- Well under 1Gb.
Average daily Internet usage during the week since the big kids came home:
- Well OVER 1Gb.
In fact, over a 2-day period last week, our household downloaded about 25Gb of… well, apparently, three Rush Hour movies. Which is fine, as long as the culprit (he/she knows who he/she is) personally pays for the “overage,” ie whatever extra costs we incur for Internet use until our billing period rolls over… tomorrow.
As of this minute, it’s $10 – for bootleg AVIs of 3 old movies that you could probably find on iTunes for maybe 99 cents each…
Building up trust with teenagers is like learning to catch a bullet in your teeth. You can’t build up to it; at some point, you just have to sit back and beg to be shot straight in the face. If you’re lucky, it’s a wax bullet that disintegrates on its way to your teeth. Or maybe, you get stuck with a bill like this… or worse.
Am I making mountains out of molehills? I know one teenager who thinks so…