I just clicked on a website that I visit often. The little imp inside the computer is clearly tired, and instead of the site, I got a message saying “fatal error” – and then a lot of code that looked scary.
It was the “fatal error” bit that caught my attention.
Because it’s not true. Nobody is dead. And when I clicked on it again – on the no doubt untechnical basis that if I hit something often enough it might work – the site appeared perfectly normally.
Not only was nobody dead, everything was as it should be.
Which now leaves me wondering – how often do I assume a “fatal error”, when all I need to do is take a moment to draw a breath, and then carry on, because it’s alright really.