The Saturday before Halloween, I became part of the not-so-exclusive club that has become victims of dropping their phone in the toilet. Ordinarily, I would panic and act as if the world was coming to an end. It only stayed in the toilet for a few seconds before I grabbed it out. It was already flushed and I made sure to wash my hands immediately, of course. My Droid X was on its last legs to begin with.
Now why was I on my phone will using the facilities? Actually the phone fell out of my costume, and as I was finishing my business, it plopped right into the bowl. It happens to some of us. Now luckily I heard about using white rice to soak out the water. I was a friends house and he did have some plastic baggies and white rice. My knucklehead-ass only let it sit there for a few minutes, before trying to restart my phone again. Now short-term that did work, but the slow death was impending. Less and less programs and controls were working. Too late to find out that I should have left it in the bag overnight. That ship has sailed.
I am happy to have friends who are able to help me in that instance. So I do have a new Android or Smartphone and got it at a affordable rate. Going through Verizon Wireless by itself would have cost me at least $300.
I tell you though, I didn’t mind not having a phone for a couple of days. I was able to function more and be more productive. Now that I have my phone again it’s back to the status quo. And I am disappointed in myself for that.
I got more reading, studying, and self evaluation done in the last couple of days, than I have in a while. It speaks volumes to if technology has made us more advanced or lazier. Or probably both.
I will have more comments on this at a later time. And I do love my new phone!