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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

i'm afraid i've reached a new low.

i'm actually hesitant to even tell the story of what happened to me last night.

as it's quite embarrassing...

but hell, 75% of my online identity is embarrassing, why stop now?

tonight after i got home from working out i was on my blackberry.

(shocker, i know)

i'm reading/clicking/typing/tweeting away on my phone when nature called, and of course i bring my phone into the bathroom - not even thinking twice about it.

so yeah, you don't have to be a brain surgeon to see where this story is going...

i flush,

dirty water goes bye bye,

clean water fills in,

as does my blackberry...


i yell, "F@CK!"

grab my phone out of the toilet and then laugh out loud to myself thinking, "i'm surprised this hasn't happened sooner...", and got all geared up to make a trip to verizon today

but instead of being completely broken, the phone is still working, even after almost being completely submerged in water.

go figure. the internet gods are obviously saying they still needs me.

i'm still thinking though that i need to get a new phone - like yesterday.

36 comments:

  1. number 1 or number 2...

    if it was number 2 you should get a new phone.

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  2. Ew. Toilet phone. Pressed against your face.

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  3. Dude, Ben's comment totally skeeves me out. Eiwwwww!

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  4. I did this at Christmas...but replace the toilet for a glass vodka Redbull! I was (stupidly) balancing the phone on the glass and saw it happening in my mind (like it was pretend)...but alas, it was real! It died. The end! I'm jealous BB survived!!

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  5. Ummm, yeah what Ben said.

    I'm glad that your BB survived but treat yourself to a new phone.

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  6. Since it's impervious to destruction, just bleach the hell out of it ;D

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  7. maxie - for the sake of lexa, #1

    ben - well when you say it like that...

    nilsa - me too. ugh.

    jen - i would have licked it clean

    mandy - if only phones were free...

    shannon - i lysoled the hell out of it

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  8. At least it was saved but still it was in a toilet. Just sayin.

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  9. shoot me an e-mail when you want to come in. I am working in Westlake today until 8pm.

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  10. Um, not to be mega-TMI, but I frequently consider taking my iPhone or even macbook into the bathroom with me. The only thing that holds me back is my irrational but pervasive paranoia that any electronics with cameras + internet capabilities could at any time turn on, take a random photo of me, then email them to all my high school crushes. (See?! Sometimes insanity does work out in one's favor!)

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  11. I did that with my phone Thanksgiving weekend. It definitely DID NOT work right afterwards, but after I let it dry out in some dry rice for over 24 hours, now you would never know! :)

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  12. I actually think it depends on a few things.
    1) Did it fall into the toilet as the clean water was coming in?
    2) Was it your own personal bathroom or a public restroom??

    Obviously, you washed it via Lysol so that's okay!! My friend dropped hers in the bar bathroom. . . while BOTH of our pees were in it. (we were saving water and were in the handicap stall) GROSS!! We then tried to bathe it in soap and water and hand sanitizer. We took the battery out asap while we cleaned it though.

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  13. i've ALMOST done that so many times!

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  14. Oh no! :( I've done the same thing before. I am SO careful now.

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  15. I did the same thing pre-BlackBerry. 3 times, actually. And once I actually managed to convince Verizon that I had no idea how it happened, it just stopped working...and they replaced it free of charge.

    But...I think that was a fluke.

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  16. Got a fear similar to That Kind of Girl. But not that it would get sent out or something. Just that walking around unknowingly with a picture of me in the bathroom in my phone wouldn't be very Cloons at all.

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  17. This actually happened to me in college - in a PUBLIC RESTROOM. Though it was also post-flush, there was no way in hell I was going to reach into a public toilet...ew, ew, ew!

    So, I left it to die right there in Wells hall.

    haha.

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  18. This makes me want to call you right now just so you answer...

    and when you put your phone to your face and answer, I will be there to laugh.

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  19. Eww, pee phone. This exactly why I don't phone on the throne.

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  20. i did that this summer. took the battery out, threw the phone in a bowl of rice, and wah-lah - it was perfect. still works like a charm.

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  21. the amount of time i spend on my blackberry while on the loo I'm AMAZED I haven't dropped it in yet!

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  22. I take my BB in the bathroom all the time. It's a good time to catch up on emails/texts/tweets! I'm surprised I haven't dropped my phone in the toilet yet. I'm glad yours is still running!

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  23. my sister definitely dropped her phone in the toilet before but only because it fell out of her back pocket, and somehow hers worked too, magical phones i say.

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  24. ive never had any toilet or other incidents w/my phone. i think its cus i dont have the internet. so i dont take it everywhere.

    the internet, is evil...lol

    the clean toilet water is all good my cats drink it...if its good enough for the cats.....

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  25. This is one of my worst fears. Not even lying.

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  26. when i was in college i dropped my phone in the toilet 3 times and it still worked...gross but hey i was in college and it was my toilet! then one night i dropped it in the toilet in the mens bathroom...the line for the women's was too long...and i never looked back!! i was on my to verizon first thing in the morning...hangover and all!!

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  27. Been there done that with my Treo. It took like 3 hrs for it to start working again, but it worked. Toilet water must have magical powers.

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  28. This is a good reminder to keep my phone far away as possible while I'm on the toilet.

    (I totally bring it in with me some of the time. Ok most of the time. Isn't that what smart phones are partially for?)

    Definitely go buy yourself a new one.

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  29. You are LUCKY! My blackberry even looks at water and it stops working. Ugh.

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  30. Did you think I wasn't going to call you "Pee Face" every time you are on your phone now?

    Quit making this so easy.

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  31. Ohh, I have done way worse!! I dropped my phone in the toilet one night and while it was drying out, I borrowed my friends phone and dropped hers in too! And, i drop at least one item a week in the toilet (can of hairspray, round brush, perfume), the counters at Bridgeview are WAY too small!!

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  32. I think they've finally just realized that people drop their phones in the toilet all the time and made them water-resistant. My friend did the same thing (albeit while incredibly drunk) and hers was pretty unscathed also.

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  33. Eww. That totally sounds like something that would happen to me, though. And you're totally lucky that your phone still works. Mine would die. Immediately.

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  34. OH, I've almost done this...but on top of that, I think I've done something worse! When I bartend I keep my bottle popper in my back pocket for easy retrieval. Well, people love to get the 'tenders drunk at Map and in the midst of my tipsy-ness, I ran to the potty. Without thinking, a ripped down my jeans and *kirplunk!*..there goes my popper in the toilet. Needless-to-say I threw that bad boy away LOL.
    So, don't feel bad!

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  35. I have dropped my bberry in the toilet a couple times. I just take out the battery and put the phone in a bowl of uncooked rice. Takes the moisture right out. I used this trick wheN I dropped my phone on the street and it was left out in the rain all night too. :)

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  36. I always bring my phone into the bathroom and I'm super fearful of this happening. I've been lucky so far, but one day....

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