You are busy working away when suddenly the minor irritations that you have been experiencing for the last few days with your computer (you kept swearing you were gonna check on them) suddenly become serious issues.
At first you deny it because you know your computer inside out and backwards. Issues are what OTHER PEOPLE have, not you. Besides, you can fix anything that happens, right? And then it dawns on you, that you have tried everything, and your computer is still acting like ya must have broken SUMFIN.
The irritation begins to increase.
Lord help the poor guy that happens to call you right about then.
For some, the answer is simply to walk away for a bit. Some may start making deals with God during the highest level of frustration or pray that it suddenly starts working again. Other may find it completely sane to say to heck with it and throw their laptop across the room.
Then there are those who do all of the above and add a blog post (from another computer) to vent for a bit.
In the middle of it all you retain that hope that just one more reboot will magically repair whatever is going on, while crossing your fingers and toes even though you know it is absolutely ridiculous.
So tell me, how do you react when your computer turns into a rebellious teenager?
J. Cricket Walker of CricketWalker.com