16 Stages Of Not Backing Up And Losing Everything
Frustration: Your computer has done something weird.
Attempted problem solving: In which you are certain a restart or pushing of buttons will return all to normalcy.
Trying to stay calm: The realization that something very bad may have happened surfaces, but you try to maintain a level head.
Alarm: Understanding that there is a very serious technical failure going on and it might not be OK.
Let's not even think about all those files and oh GOD HOW MUCH IS THIS GOING TO COST ME.
Panic: The stage at which you have confirmed that your computer is fucked and no, you did not back up.
Confusion: The stage at which you don't understand why this is happening.
Denial: The refusal to believe what your IT specialist is telling you.
Anxiety: The stage at which you wait for good news...or bad.
Complete fucking loss of your sanity: YOU NOW KNOW THE WORLD IS ENDING.
Anger: Anger at the Cloud. Anger at yourself.
Annoyance: The period of time shortly after a technical failure in which everyone tells you that you should have backed up.
Loss: In which you realize you will never again see all those photos or click through all those beautiful PowerPoints.
Mourning: The stage at which you are unable to get past the loss.
Depression: Prolonged, all-encompassing grief and inability to cope.
Renewal: Realization that you have to get back on your feet and move on.
Acceptance: Lesson learned.
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