The Nature of A Bad Day
There are really just two things that can ruin your day:
- A bad attitude -where you decide to see everything through the lens of negativity (a la Alexander)
- A terrible event - think "Epic Event" like a car accident, an illness, a run-in with a TSA agent
Among those categories, I think that accidentally deleting the only copy of Toy Story 2 from Pixar computers would safely fall in # 2 - a bad day of Epic proportions.
Watch this 2 minute video and pay attention to how this day plays out.
I love how this film demonstrates the crazy process that starts when things fall apart:
- screaming at IT
- unplugging the computer
- rocking back and forth
Just the normal histrionics of a complete technical meltdown. I've been known to do those things when I lose an EMAIL, let alone years' worth of work.
Still, even without watching the video, we know that Toy Story 2 survived. All of the drama behind the scenes didn't derail the final product. I have a new appreciation for the effort - and it doesn't hurt that the film was saved by a parent who was blending work and home.