No broadband for you in the countryside, or in small towns. No broadband for your kids, for your farms.
It's OK, though. There'll be broadband for me, and for Leo Varadkar and for Richard Bruton. And for the vast majority of those who are advising now to "steady the ship" and "pause the process".
That's because, for the first time in the history of the National Broadband Plan (NBP), both the Taoiseach and Communications Minister are Dublin-based. As are virtually all of the pundits and policymakers.
Add the Finance Minister to that list (all three ministers live within 8km of each other, in a superb broadband zone) and you now have a noticeable absence of rural sensibility at the top of this process.
True, both Mr Varadkar and Mr Bruton might reasonably say theirs is a national party with a lot of rural voters.
But it's still worth considering that neither has a single constituent who will be affected if the NBP is scrapped or delayed.
To them, other political considerations may now take on more prominence when weighing the pros and cons of proceeding, especially with a general election possible early next year.
Even if the NBP's auditor, Peter Smyth, gives the process the go-ahead after searching for potential improper meetings between the last communications minister, Denis Naughten, and the head of the bid consortium, David McCourt, other potential barriers are currently being floated.
A front page newspaper story last week suggested unnamed politicians are worried of a possible €3bn cost to the NBP.
There was no further detail or substance given to the claim, which is far outside any estimate that informed industry or department officials have mooted, publicly or privately.
However, the figure may serve to scare urban voters, or attempt to suggest to town-based voters who have broadband that it may not be worth their taxpayers' money to subsidise the houses down the road who have to do without.