I work on a tech support team of sorts.
One day recently, I was “doing research” for a gal up in Finance who accidentally deleted a file, and acting out on my Google search reflex, I started typing into the search bar “accidentally…”
And lo and behold, treasures appeared! All my “research” efforts I have conducted for other people… and myself. Mostly myself. Below are some gems.
Note: Please excuse the brevity, spelling, and punctuation errors. Sent from my moments of panic.
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A history of accidents:
“i accidentally deleted clutter folder from outlook inbox how get it back”
“i accidentally hit save on word 2013 document how to get back previous version”
My oh-shit-oh-shit-oh-shit saga:
“i accidentally sent email how to call it back”
“where recall button outlook”
“where recall button outlook 2013”
“outlook change font size subject line”
“outlook change font size unread email”
“outlook change color unread email”
Randoms (don’t judge me):
“what is facetime”
“what is a router”
“what is a modem”
“how does a fax machine work”
“what is an operating system”
“what is a private session”
And of course, my personal crisis, the Evernote saga:
Oh. My. God.
“accidentally deleted evernote note”
Oh, whew, okay I can just recover it from the trash bin!
“where evernote trash bin”
WTF there’s a ‘trash bin’ for every platform out there except for Blackberry??? I’m gonna confirm this shit
“no evernote trash bin for blackberry?”
*breathing through paper bag* Oh wait, I can just log into Evernote’s website! There’s probably a trash bin there!
“where evernote website trash bin”
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This goes on for a while, but I finally figured it out. Thank God for search engines. Seriously, if it weren’t for human stupidity, I’d be out of a job (case in point up above)!