1. Denial. There is no way this thing I don’t like is happening because things I don’t like are not allowed to happen, ever!
2. Anger. OMG!! Despite my warm-up bout of kicking and screaming this thing I don’t like continues to happen!!! Now I’m really mad!!!!
3. Bargaining. Hey, maybe if I kick and scream and stomp and howl and hold my breath until I turn blue, this thing I don’t like will stop happening!!!!!
4. Misdirection. If the thing I don’t like doesn’t stop happening right this minute, communist Muslim liberal terrorists will rape us to death in the streets!!!!!!
5. Distraction. OMG, another thing I don’t like!!!!!!!