Simple icons have an amazing ability. Without saying a single word, they can put us in a really bad mood. Here are 15 simple icons that have the ability to ruin your mood. And your day.
The icon that makes you suddenly realize that the next several hours of your life may involve freezing to death, walking several miles, hitchhiking, or crying and that you just may never get to where your were going in the first place.
The icon that joyfully tells you your morning of productivity just will be nothing more than a morning of solving other people's problems.
The icon that makes you feel incompetent because it gives you no clear explanation about why your computer won't do what you just told it to.
The icon that tells you that you're going to have to wait but, because of the low resolution hourglass, you can only guess how quickly that sand is pouring out.
The icon that is never half full. In fact, it is never half-anything. It just remains empty as you stare stupidly at it, hoping some magical green bar will fill its void.
The icon that tells you the image that you need to print, view, study, and learn will never show up.
The icon that tells you that it knows you're in a hurry, but it doesn't care. You'll move at its pace and you won't argue about it.
The icon that tells you that you're going to have to hurry up, no matter how important what you are doing is.
The icon that tells you you'll be out in the elements, spending your afternoon with a jack and lug nuts instead of at the job interview of your life or on a date with the girl of your dreams.
The icon that tells you that the video, game, or software program you are so excited to try (and that everyone else is using) won't work on your computer because you don't have the right plugin. Whatever that means.
The icon that tells you that your connection to the world has disappeared. And there is nothing you can do to fix it.
The icon that shows you Apple's cynical sense of humor: you're stuck at work with a frozen computer, staring at a beach ball that makes you wish you were on a vacation you can't afford and don't have the time off to take.
The icon that tells you, after spending countless hours and cramming to get your report in on an unforgiving deadline, that you can't print it and your oldschool boss won't except it digitally.
The icon that not only tells you that your iPod won't give you the happy music you desire, but that you're going to feel extra sad because of it and that you'll probably not be able to fix it.
The icon that tells you no matter how dire your situation is, the person you call will only hear about one-third of what you have to say. And they'll understand the exact opposite of what you need to communicate.