Sometimes I spend an entire day searching for a place to work.

I venture to two or three cafes.

The first is too noisy, with traffic, construction, and trains screaming by.

I order a drink and dessert at the next only to learn the wi-fi is intermittent, at best, twenty minutes lost trying to connect. I do what I can off-line.

The final stop and I find a cozy, relatively quiet corner only to realise there is no power and my laptop has but 12% battery remaining.

I know. It sounds silly to complain about such things, for life is far more dynamic than this. But when what I do requires that I am on-line, days like today are days lost to a modern quagmire.