When you move to a new area, it is instinctive to attract people and become center of attraction. May be it is in our nature, as a survival strategy, to get attention from others (especially when we want to get attention and don’t receive it). Getting a WiFi connection in a neighborhood where people are satisfied with their ECONOMICAL dishTVs was one of the steps towards being in the limelight in the society.
Going further, it is no harm to get a WiFi connection but it does become harmful if you name your WiFi network that may intrigue aggression or sometimes competition in the peers of the neighborhood. WiFi Names like “Get Your Own Damn Internet” or a more aggroing “Bring Beer and Women to Apt #23” may lead to hostility in the blocks.
I kept my WiFi’s name “LookingForWiFi?” Well, this name too targets the neighbors but passively, isn’t it? How would you feel if you open your phone and scan the WiFi networks and you see “LookingForWifi?”. You’ll be provoked, right? But I didn’t see it coming.
One night I was fast asleep when I heard someone knock at the door. I ignored the sound thinking they might be my neighbors. But soon the simple knocking turned into door banging. I realized the door being kicked was not of anyone else’s but mine. I switched on the light of my room and looked at the clock. It said 23:30.
At this situation, many thoughts rushed into my mind. Thoughts like “Is there a robber on the door?”, “Will I be abducted?”, “Will he harm me?”, “Did I order pizza from Dominos?” There was only one way to shut my rushing thoughts and that was to get up from the bed and open the door.
I got up from the bed, held a pair of scissors in my hand (sharp things are great way to use as defensive weapons) and opened the door to find a tall man in an overcoat standing still concealing his face with his round hat.