Of all the stupid stunts I've pulled, this one really takes the cake. I just bought a beautiful new smartphone, one that put me back almost three hundred dollars, and I'm not even talking about the two-year contract. I had to take the contract to get the price. I picked up the Data Plan, of course, the works. I was almost dancing, my first smartphone, yay!
Now get this: I work from my desk and I needed a holder for the phone, right? I didn't want to just lay the phone on the desk, because I have a cat and she is in the habit of climbing up here and methodically knocking things down. I didn't want to see my phone lying in bits and pieces on the floor. So I spent almost two days searching the web for a cute holder, almost settling on one that looked like a princess shoe. I mean, it needed to be cute, since I was working on covering my expensive phone with rhinestones.
Look, I know there are girls out there who understand me. And maybe a few men, too. Don't deny it.
Anyhow, in the meantime, I was keeping my smartphone in a souvenir NASA coffee cup on my desk. I never drink coffee out of this cup. It was a gift to me from my stepmother, and I also keep a few rock crystals in it. I keep this souvenir cup on the right side of my desk, in a handy position right next to my real coffee cup.
Do you see where I'm going with this?
Today I got off the phone with my caseworker, and put the phone back in it's holder. Or so I thought. Then an hour later, I reached for the phone to make another call and pulled out a dripping wet phone, because of course I had put my three-hundred dollar smartphone into the real cup of coffee and not the NASA cup.
I just sat there, staring at the ruined phone. Because I have news for you, this myth of putting a wet phone into a jar of dry rice is just that: a myth. But I tried it anyhow. I opened my phone, used rice, tried everything. That phone was ruined. I had had it for a total of three and a half weeks.
And guess what? I didn't have insurance! I had opted not to take the $7-a-month insurance because I was a cheap bitch! Yay! I'm so freaking pissed!
What makes me so furious and sick to my stomach is that it's totally my fault. I put the phone into the cup of coffee and it was my decision to be a cheap bitch and keep my wallet glued shut. I mean, why on Earth did I decided that a three hundred dollar phone didn't warrant seven extra bucks a month?? It's because this is how I was raised! Ah! I can blame it on my parents!
I really can. I'm serious. This is exactly how I was raised. And I completely intend to blame this whole mess on my parents. And then I intend to pick up my phone on my LAN line and order the cheapest, crappiest cell phone from my wireless operator and cry when I buy the insurance. Because buying the insurance for an ugly phone really IS depressing.
by: Still Sarah
November 23, 2014 (4 years ago)
Oh! This is because of you that they created waterproof phones! (kidding)
December 15, 2014 (4 years ago)
It would be selfish of me to take all the credit. The modern toilet probably gets the lion's share 😛
by: Still Sarah
December 16, 2014 (4 years ago)
This is a classical example of why to buy that $7 or so, a month insurance! So many things can happen to a cell-phone; be sat on, fall in a lake, somehow get lost, fall in toilet, be left on top of car and fall off, (lost my first one that way- I was watching an awesome sunset - that's my excuse). Yes we drove back around and looked but it was gone! My last neat little flip-phone was simply lost and we have never found it. But that caused us to buy me a really awesome Samsung Galaxy with a great camera so I can't complain. And it is insured.
June 14, 2015 (4 years ago)
I understand that most people drop them into the toilet when they pull up their pants, hahaha! Personally I don't put my cellphone in my pants because I'm afraid of pickpockets. I always carry my phone in my purse and then hold the purse by the straps in my teeth when I pee. I have a system.
February 21, 2016 (3 years ago)
Some phones are water proof (more or less). Indirectly related, I can't imagine how many smartphones are broken all the time, this should represent a tremendous amount of garbage and pollution!
August 25, 2019 (1 months ago)