A recent exchange between me and a Best Buy Geek Squad member:
Me: My computer imploded just now.
Him: That can’t be good.
Me: Ya think?
Him: [Unblinking silence]
Me: Ok so, basically, even if it can’t be fixed today I at least need to know if the data can be restored. My opus is on that there hard drive.
Him: [More unblinking silence]
Me: [Beat]…Ok, I just need to know if it’s necessary for me to build some time into my day for a nervous breakdown…
Him: [Nervous laughter] Ummm. Ok.