Because it was really really stupid.
I accidentally unplugged my network cable that was supplying the network switch and thought that the laptop that was plugged into that switch was using a wired connection but it must have been using wireless. So, I created the thread trying to solve the issue of no network connectivity for my Mini and spent a bunch of time restarting it and testing network connectivity when it was just an unplugged ethernet cable.
See, really stupid.
Active: Series 5 Plus, Series 4 Elite, Mini
Retired: S1, S2, & S3