The 7 Emotional Stages Of Realizing Snapchat Is Down

Hi, friends. I know today has been kind of tough so far. It's only Tuesday, but it already feels like you've been at work for 100 years; it seems like every media headline is either Trump, or guns, or both; and now, Snapchat is down. Our beloved app is broken, and no one knows when it's coming back. We are so deep into the seven emotional stages of realizing Snapchat is down that we may never crawl back out from the shadow of our grief. How is it only Tuesday?!

If you're a "responsible human" who "doesn't check their phone during work or class," then you may not have noticed that Snapchat has been down since about 5 a.m. EST. Users have been experiencing an array of issues, from Snaps not sending, to the app barely opening at all. Personally, every time I try to refresh my screen to see if anyone has sent me anything new, it says there's a network error. Honestly, this is rude AF. How else am I supposed to know what's going on in my friends' lives today?! Talk to them? Call them? Don't be silly!

Any and all Snapchat afficionados are likely going through the same series of horrifying realizations right now, so here. Let us gather together to suffer through the emotional stages together. It'll be OK. We'll get through this. We always do.

1. Denial

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Oh, really? Snapchat is down? It's probably not that bad. Let me just try it.

Open app. Refresh app. Close app. Open app. Refresh app. Refresh app. Refresh app. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh.

2. All Aboard the Excuses Train

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There's no way this will be down for more than a few minutes ha ha. Let me just, uh, refresh this guy... Refresh. Refresh. Refreshrefreshrefreshrefreshrefrreshrefresh

Maybe it's my phone. Can I try your phone? ... Oh, it's not working on your phone, either? Did you refresh it?

3. Anger

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DON'T YOU DARE DO THIS TO ME RIGHT NOW.

DON'T YOU DARE.

I WILL REFRESH YOU AGAIN.

I'LL DO IT.

....

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

4. Paranoia

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Is this a hacker thing? Is this an alien invasion thing? Is this an apocalypse thing? Is this an office firewall thing? Is this a stolen identity thing? Is this a Voldemort thing? Are all apps going to stop working now? Are going to have to live without phones now? Is this the future?

5. Bargaining

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Please, Goddess of Technology, if you bring back Snapchat, I'll never check my Facebook at work again. I'll only open Snapchat five times a day. No, three! Only three times a day! Just once a meal! I'll only use technology for good! I promise. Please! Please! Please! Please!

6. Depression

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I only see in black and white now. Laughter and music is but a memory.

7. Acceptance

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Once, dear children, there was a time when we had this app called Snapchat. It was a magical app, filled with strange messages and rainbow mouths. But those days have long since passed. We will never see Snapchat ever again. Snapchat is gone forever. Farewell, old friend.

...Unless, you know, it's only temporary, because the Snapchat team is working on it as we speak. There is hope yet!

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