Now this is a kick in the crotch.
You've probably had this happen to you. You're working on a paper or a project that involves the use of a computer. Suddenly, something happens and all the hard work you put together is gone. Despite your best efforts you can't bring it back. It recently happened to Owen and I know for a fact that it has happened to Mr. Wood and Mark.
Well, it happened to me.
On Wednesday, I made my way to CKCU to do an interview. This was not just any other interview. The Hek had managed to schedule an interview with WWE superstar Rob Van Dam. As I prepared, someone mentioned that the computer I was to record the interview on was acting up. I tested it out and everything seemed to be fine.
So I had my first interview with a wrestler. It was something that I had always wanted to do. RVD and I talked about Wrestlemania and his time in ECW. It was awesome! Here I was speaking to someone who I watch on television. Here was someone who helped define ECW and the hardcore style.
As I neared the end of the interview, I noticed that the computer had stopped recording; in fact, it froze. I finished the interview and immediately went to get help. The Production manager came in told me to reboot. Apparently, there was a chance that the Auto Recovery would kick in. It didn't. We tried a number of different things but each attempt failed. The interview was gone.
Words cannot describe how I felt. I was depressed for the rest of the day.
And it's not like I can just call up WWE and say "The computer screwed up, may I have another interview." WWE is very protective of their starts especially when it comes to speaking with the media. It's not like they need any extra promotion either.
What hurts the most was that it was a great interview and at the end one of the best wrestlers of this era said, "Thank you, Eric." He called me by my first name.
It's now just a memory in my head and I can't share it with the rest of you.