Hello M:R Nation -
People that drop and damage their iPhone, iPad, Smartphone or any other handheld device go through different stages of emotions/actions. This happens every time and maybe without you even knowing it. We are going to talk about the 5 different stages and hopefully bring some counseling to those of you who are going through it at this very moment and advice to those that have yet to experience this unfortunate yet inevitable tragedy of a broken device.
Shock – The first stage of this whole experience is shock. You just spent hundreds of dollars on this brand new piece of technology that you have saved up for months to buy. The moment you dropped your Samsung Galaxy S III, time slowed to 1 frame per second. You saw it falling inch by inch, but there was nothing you could do to stop it. Landing face down on the concert, there is a slight gleamer of hope that the worst did not occur. You pick it up and its shattered along with your psyche. Advice - Keep calm. Breath. Relax. As Harper Lee says “Things are never as bad as they seem”
Grief - Your iPhone 4S is with you 24-7/365. It is no wonder that we get so attached. Your entire life is on this piece of plastic/glass/metal contraption. It is as much as a family member as the dog to some, so its understandable to become saddened at the state of your broken screen. This stage could last for quite awhile if you don’t know what to do next. Advice- Keep calm. Breath. Relax. “All things grow with time — except grief”. This unfortunately includes a hairline crack in glass.
Anger – This is the the most expected and perhaps the lengthiest stage of all. Its easy to be mad. Mad at yourself, mad at your friend or your dog for damaging your precious iPad. It is important to not incur further damage to your iPad or friendship/companionship for that matter. Things are things and can be repaired easily. Advice- Keep calm. Breath. Relax. As Ben Franklin once said ”Whatever is begun in anger, ends in shame.”
Acceptance - Once you reach this point, you are almost in the clear. You have recovered from the shock, you have wiped all of the tears away and mended your friendships. This is what I like to call the action step. You decide what you are going to do with this useful, yet crippled iPod Touch. You could just deal with it? You could buy a brand new one? You will start researching and find out what the most cost effective way to rectify this situation. You might run into bumps along the way. FYI: The support from the carrier and/or manufacturer will usually be little to none. Advice- Keep calm. Breath. Relax.”Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” -Eckhart Tolle
Mission Repair - This is the completion stage. We have come along way since that shocking mishap. You are just inches away from the finish line. You have chosen a great repair center to entrust your device to and they will repair it CORRECTLY and quickly. Not only are their prices the best in the country. The amount of support they offer before, during and after the repair process is unprecedented. They have a full staff just to field any questions you might have before you order the repair service. An awesome technical department that will treat your device with the upmost care and a program called “Got Repair” for the needed support and any accidents you might have after your initial repair service.Advice – Celebrate. Get Excited. Know you are in good hands.
“You have just made an intelligent choice. Cheers!”