Saturday, January 26, 2008

Is that the only thing he ever writes about?

One word of advice:

When you're done doing your business in the bathroom and it's time to pull your pants up...

...step away from the toilet first so your cell phone doesn't come loose from your cheap belt clip and tumble into the "dirty" toilet water.

And you thought you got crappy cell phone service.

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33 comments:

Nola (www.nolanotes.com) said...

Yipes. Hope you bought the good warranty.

Marie said...

I was confused at first because I can't actually back away from the toilet. Maybe you should get one of those clippie things with the retracting cord for your phone.

Jeff said...

nola - It's a company phone. I can just bag it up and send it on in.

marie - Hmmm, good point... I think I'll edit the post to read "step" away from the toilet. You women think of everything.

Kathy said...

Don't worry, Jeff. People are starting to think that all I write about are butts and toilet paper. If it wasn't a company phone, I was going to give you some tips for drying it out. If anyone does need advice, it's all here:
http://www.wikihow.com/Save-a-Wet-Cell-Phone

The rice + hairdryer method worked for someone I know who did it.

VE said...

Forget about drying it out...hold it with a tiny bit of paper towel and let that office person you hate grab the whole stinkin' thing from you without realizing it's just been partying with the Milk Dud swim team. Mu ha ha.

croyus said...

I take it wasn't an auto-flusher. I may have decided to leave it there and call it from my desk. Just to see if anyone answered.

Groovy Mom said...

Um, are you speaking from experience?

Anonymous said...

I have dropped my BROWN wallet in a couple of times, no problem.--Bill

Jeff said...

kathy - You crack me up. You can tell you're in tech support because you always have a solution for everything.

ve - Yikes. I can't think of anyone I hate THAT much.

croyus - Nope. Just a good old fashioned everyday used toilet.

groovy mom - Unfortunately yes.

bill - Ahh, now I know why you were also so quick to lend me money.

Carla said...

um years ago it was a pager....I've learnt my lesson.

Heather said...

Oh crap! That stinks!

Mushy said...

Ah, see you have changed it...I had a visual of my son, as a 2 year old, sitting backwards on the toilet. That was how I trained him to use it...he liked to see the water and he couldn't do that sitting forward!

Thanks for the memory...you never know when you'll get one!

Christine said...

oh my gosh, too funny. have actually dropped a phone in the toilet before. but I couldn't come up with anything nearly this funny to say about it

bloghoppin...cheers!

Phil said...

Ohhh, I've had nightmares about this. It hasn't happened yet, but I have dropped my phone in the bathtub when my son was a toddler and I was reaching in to get him out. Kerplunk! Time for a new phone.

Chris C said...

I wonder how many people have lost a cell phone in that fashion.

I bet it's pretty common.

BuzzeeDad said...

That's why my cell phone is waterproof... but I have a feeling water would be the least of my worries in this situation...

Johnny on the spot said...

Happy Blog Hopping from Johnny on the spot... You didnt drop your cell why in my facilities did you? LOL

Julie Pippert said...

la la la la la I can't hear you la la la la la la

Jeff said...

carla - Ya, me too.

heather - Yes, literally.

mushy - That's funny, that's how I sit too. So you're saying I'm doing it wrong?

christine - Unfortunately, there really is nothing funny to say about it.

phil - Yeah, it doesn't take long to fry them for good.

chris c - And I bet if leave it in there, other people won't try to retrieve it.

buzzeedad - Really? Do you often make phone calls under water?

johnny - No, but if I did the chemicals in that thing would have probably dissolve it instantly.

julie - You can run but you can't hide.

Maureen said...

Ooooh... one of my worst fears that I will drop my Palm pilot like this... yikes. I would have to "retrieve" it, no question.

Sarabeth said...

Happened to my dad once. He wouldn't tell the people at work how his company phone crapped out on him, although he did use those words.


Blog Hopping--HP

terancedubya said...

ooooooooooooohhh...now that's a having a sh*tty day!

Bloghoppin and being just plain silly,
T-Dubs

Jennine said...

Where's that Verizon network guy when you really need him, eh?

Duckie said...

lol...I cannot beleive the number of people who've told me they've done that! See..this is why I don't have a cell phone.

yellojkt said...

You have struck upon one of my biggest not-so-irrational fears. I hope it never happens to me.

Gale said...

ummmm, remove said celphone before doing your bidness??? Now I am wondering what the stats are on celphones in the toilet?? hmmmm I see a government grant in this.

BrentD said...

I can just imagine conversations after the unfortunate plunge.

"A mint? Baby, your breath is so bad I can smell it though the phone. Try gargling of Lysol."

Mom Thumb said...

If it's small enough, you could just flush it. But then it might end up on the other side of the world, like Jumanji, and weird stuff would start happening to the people whose numbers are on it. Best to just man up and take the plunge.

Anonymous said...

rick said...
Same thing happened to me. Fortunately it landed in some sand. Dry toilets, the only way to go.

neva said...

i once "dropped" a tube of lipstick (it was in my back pocket...no, really) fortunately, i've yet to "drop" a phone, but that doesn't mean it might not happen.

*note to self: buy a really really really good case for phone...and ALWAYS step away before pulling up pants... d'oh!

The Holmes said...

Just one more example of the many dangers of this technological age we live in.

wayabetty said...

And while you're at it...make sure you don't have toilet paper on your shoes as you walk back to your cubicle.

Janna said...

This is such a fear of mine that I always keep my cell phone in my bra. I figure I've gotta do some pretty freaky contortionist stuff for it to fall into the toilet from THERE.