You know what really grinds my gears? When certain websites don’t properly function just because I’m not in the right country. I cannot express how many times in the U.K. and Canada I have tried looking at a site, or watching a video and the dreaded “This content is unavailable from your location” would appear and ruin my day. Or at least 2 minutes of my day. Plus, isn’t that racist? What they’re saying is that only Americans can view this material online but non-US citizens can’t. Usually this wouldn’t bother me, but since I’m not in the US it does.
Why don’t they make websites work in every country? And why do some online stores only ship to select areas? And why does Google.ca come up even if I type in Google.com? Everything is just so gross. I’m sure some kids in Latvia would like to watch clips of the Colbert Report, but guess what? They will never see that kind of goodness. And I would bet my bottom dollar that a teenager in Argentina would love to order some clothes from J.Crew instead of wearing an alpaca sweater for 7 years. But that won’t happen either. Unless J.Crew opens a store in Buenos Aires.
So why doesn’t someone fix this problem?! They say that the internet connects everyone and yadda yadda, but does it really?! I feel like some countries are totally missing out on major life trends. Until this internet problem is fixed, I will never be completely happy. It may look like I haven’t a care in the world, but deep, deep down my soul is somber.