The world is divided into two types of people: those who name their wireless networks and those who don’t. Those in the former group (I’m in the latter — mine is A104 because I’m lazy) tend to go with something witty like NOFREELOADERSALLOWED or something personal like AMISWIFI. A business owner in Brooklyn’s posh Park Slope neighborhood has a much bigger problem than what to name her wireless network. Brigitte Prat was outraged when she discovered that someone had seemingly sabotaged her hair salon/toy store, Lulu’s, with a truly inappropriate wireless network name: Lulu’s Anal Bleaching For Kids.
Prat is beside herself, claiming that the vulgar wireless name was the handiwork of “someone nearby.” On a Google group that Prat belongs to, she begged for help catching the wireless saboteur:
PLEASE HELP! Unfortunately someone nearby has named their WiFi a really awful name referring to my shops, “LuLu’s Anal Bleaching for Kids”. I’ve tried calling Time Warner and Verizon and they can’t seem to help. I have reached out to the 78th Precinct and my lawyer, but they can’t help either because I don’t know who it is. You can see the Network from both of my establishments, you can see it on your smart phone from my stores, my house, or standing in front of 417 & 426 Bergen Street as well as across the street. This is really disturbing and I’m lost to what to do without knowing who it is. Any other ideas on how to handle this?
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