5 Stages Of Grieving When BuzzFeed Goes Down

Fire up the ol’ browser and head on over to BuzzFeed when the unthinkable happens. You are presented with this horrible error page. The following is a list of stages that occur when you are put in this crisis situation.

So you get to work and start your day like you normally do. Grab a cup of coffee, sit down at your desk, ignore your email and your normal work tasks. First thing’s first…. fire up the ol’ browser and head on over to BuzzFeed when the unthinkable happens. You are presented with this horrible error page. The following is a list of stages that occur when you are put in this crisis situation.

2. 1. Denial

The shock! The horror! This isn’t really happening is it?!? It can’t be! Your first instinct is to deny the reality of the situation. It’s a defense mechanism spurred by the immediate shock to serve as a buffer so you can process the rest of your emotions.

3. 2. Anger

As the distraction of denial begins to dissipate, you come to terms with the harsh reality of it all. “How could you do this to me BuzzFeed?!?! How will I know the 9 things our BuzzFeed Staffers will miss about True Blood? How can I go on not knowing what that latest celebrity tweets are and who took selfies on instagram?” The reality of it all stings and sends you into a rage induced frenzy. “I should just use my sick day and leave work! What’s the point of being here if I can’t BuzzFeed?!”

4. 3. Bargaining

In an attempt to regain control, you start asking yourself, “What if I’d logged on sooner? Maybe I should have set my news reader for offline viewing so it would have pre-downloaded all my articles.” You frantically start scrambling to delete your cookies and clear your history to resolve the situation and make a deal with your higher power as an attempt to postpone the inevitable.

5. 4. Depression

As you further start to process your emotions you spiral into an overwhelming sense of loss. You think, “Life just simply is not worth living without being able to check all of my BuzzFeed posts.” There is nothing that anyone can say or do to pull you from the sadness.

6. 5. Acceptance

The more you start to think this all over, you realize that you are probably wasting too much time at work anyways. Perhaps you will give a shot at having productive day and show your workplace what you’re made of. In one last ditch effort, you hit the refresh button and THERE IT IS!!!!!!

7. Triumph!

You knew the BuzzFeed staffers wouldn’t let you down! These guys were on top of their game! You look at the clock and realize you experienced this whole range of emotions in just minutes. Whew!… That was exhausting, but you are excited to carry on with your day of sifting through posts for the most entertaining content on the web.

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