That moment when technology fails you

So last night my manfellow fell asleep with his iPad on his lap, and was awoken at 3 am by the sound of the screen cracking when it hit the ground. This got me to thinking that in this day and age we all experience the loss or damage of a device, and probably go through the following stages of grief:


The crack isn’t so bad? I can still use it? It doesn’t distort the image too badly? Your friends and family try to console you, but secretly they know the next stage is…


Then the anger kicks in, normally all of this happens within a few moments of said device breaking. How could I have been so stupid? Why didn’t I buy myself that hideous Otter Box case, this wouldn’t have happened then! Inevitably leading to…


“I guess I could just go without the device, or I could go back to using my old Crapberry.”

“I mean who needs the newest technology anyway?”

“Such a materialistic society that we’ve become.”

“I could probably share my girlfriend’s iPad mini…”


When you finally realise you can’t live without said device, that the crack is distorting The Hound’s face even more so during Game of Thrones than you ever thought it could. You pick up the device only to be hit by a bout of depression about its demise into a useless chunk of cracked glass.


Then you finally come to terms with the fact that there is nothing to be done but to pay an exorbitant amount of money to have your device fixed, and to replace your chic designer cover with a case that looks like a chew toy for a dog. Then you’re pretty much saying this for the next month…

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