I’ve heard that line a hundred times. I’m on the phone with customer service talking about my computer order, or my phone bill, or my credit card balance. Things are taking a while. “This computer is really slow today…” or “We’re having some network problems today…” or “Things are really slow here…” are the excuses almost universally offered.
I have only to conclude that the technical infrastructure underlying most of society is serious impaired. Do computers simply not work that well, most of the time?