The 7 Stages of Smashing Your Phone

Accept it: your phone will never be the same again.

It's the worst thing that can happen to anyone.* You're walking down the street, minding your own business, when suddenly - how? - your phone drops out of your hand and onto the ground.

If you're very lucky, you might come out of it with only a scratch on the back. But we all know it doesn't happen that way. Your phone is very probably dead now, and it's time to work through these emotions.

Here are the 7 stages of breaking your phone!

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*This may be a slight exaggeration. There are obviously worse things, like your packet of crisps getting stuck in the vending machine.

1. Shock


The moment your iPhone hits the pavement, everything freezes around you. You feel a cold sweat running down your neck, and slowly move to pick it up.

2. Denial


It’s not real. Your phone is fine. It’s barely scratched, you think as a shard of glass stabs you in the thumb and the screen slowly fades to black. It’ll all be okay.

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3. Anger


Why did this happen to you? You did nothing to deserve it! That cyclist startled you, and you dropped your phone, he’s the one who should be blamed. You’re fuming.

4. Bargaining


Surely there is a way of bringing your phone back to life. You’ll buy a proper case. You’ll never text while walking again. You’ll even get insurance!

5. Guilt


You want to apologise to the cyclist, but he’s long gone. It’s all your fault - you should never have bought an iPhone in the first place. They’re too fragile.

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6. Depression


Life has no meaning anymore. What use is there being alive if your phone isn’t here to comfort you? Who will entertain you during your morning commute? Books?

7. Acceptance


Your phone may be gone, but not forgotten. You’ll do with your friend’s old Motorola for a couple of months. You’ll take some time for yourself. And when you feel ready, you’ll pop to the Apple Store and meet somephone new.

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