Warning: Unexpected Error
That’s what popped up on my computer one day last week.
My computer had been sluggish and was giving me problems.
The warning made me smile though.
Think of the alternative.
Warning: Expected Error
We knew it was going to happen.
We just didn’t tell you.
We wanted it to be a surprise.
So, there you have it.
Maybe the server thinks we’ll be more forgiving if the error is unexpected.
As parents, we usually give our children more leeway if their indiscretion was a spur of the moment thing.
Goodness! Even the legal system takes premeditation into account.
(So, the next time your computer – or life – hands you an error message, if possible, try to find a reason to smile. Then come back and tell me about it so I can laugh with you.)