The VIP you've been trying to reach has graciously agreed to meet with you in an hour. Now, the meeting is fast approaching, and you've almost gathered enough information to dazzle him. So, you turn to the trusty Internet for help. But for some reason you can't access the Internet. How were you supposed to know the introductory price would include dial-up speeds? Now, you are forced to wait for every... single... page... to... load... Finally, you throw your hands up in frustration! You'll just go in the meeting with what you have and hope Mr. VIP likes you more for your personal charisma than your know-how.
What else could you have done?