Computer Nightmare Stories 😱🎃
So - it’s Halloween, and that means: It’s time to fight some demons, right!?
First of all: Demons exist. That’s for sure - the same as dragons and fairies and all the other creatures everyone is denying. When it’s Halloween, you can see them everywhere 🎃
But they are there all the time - inside us, disguising themselves as fears and stress and cares, and yes - sometimes they come out to play with us. That’s never fun. But it is Halloween and this time of the year - they can’t shock us!
Today, I tell you about the demons that torture me, my computer-life demons.
Setting the Scene
My MacBook is brand new and has been quite expensive (well, if you ask me). As a result, I treat my new tool with the carefulness it deserves plus a little extra as I do not want to buy a new one anytime soon.
Now I have this nightmare - this terrible fear that lurks underneath my skin.
You can imagine it like this: Did you ever watch the movie “The Mummy” from 1999? There is this scene: One of the treasure hunters is alone in the grave - and he tries to steal some valuable bugs. Unfortunately for him, those are flesh-eating scarab beetles, and they are biting through his shoes and crawling up his body. He screams like crazy, and when he tries to get rid of his shirt, the careful watcher can see the bugs creep under his skin towards his head. Buargh - yeah, but this is how my fear feels. Like real demons.
So - the scene is set for my nightmare:
Whenever I need to charge the laptop and plug in the cable, I think about what happens when I forget that the cable is plugged in and I walk by the table and my leg comes across the cable. In my mind, the story goes on: The cable is being dragged by my legs and this causes the whole laptop to slither across the table, and ultimately: the laptop falls... Within the blink of an eye the crashes on the ground (always hard floor - of course). Horror! Pure horror, right?
Oh dear - yes, this is my current computer-horror scenario.
It is very similar to the “losing data”-fear I always have when typing something.
Well, nowadays, the tools are much smarter and have auto-save features built-in, but back then, when I was in University writing my diploma - oh my gosh - it happened so often that the work of hours has been lost. WHY??
Because I did not hit the “Save” button every few minutes - or seconds because I was in a writing flow and simply forgot it. A second later - something is happening, crash - all lost. Terror! Movie-like Terror!
Thinking back to this, I shiver again, and I could cry.
Happy Halloween y’all!
So - what’s the worst that could happen to you in your computer life? Or actually happened...
Let´s collect our Computer Nightmare Stories together and scare each other 👀🙈
I am curious to read your stories in the comments below 🎃👇
Former Community Manager