What Not To Do With Your Electronic Devices
Peeling myself away from Teen Momathon long enough to let you in on a little secret.
I have bad luck with electronic devices. Hi, I’m the girl who went through at least 5 hot pink razor phones. Remember those?? And after my most recent laptop mishap, I think it’s time I set some ground rules for myself.
1. Do not unknowingly drop your cell phone in a parking lot.
And unknowingly leave it there for a week. I seriously did this in high school and miraculously someone turned it in to the lost and found. Even more miraculously… it still worked!! I just couldn’t see the screen or make outgoing calls. No big deal.
Most miraculously, I went a week without caring where my cell phone was. Whooooa. That would not happen nowadays. I doubt I could go even two hours.
2. Do not balance your phone on top your glass of water and try to carry it.
Especially if you just woke up and are walking to your bathroom in the dark.
Note that this demonstration involves no actual water.
You’ll be surprised to know that no matter how fast you snatch a phone out of a full glass of water, it’s still completely destroyed.
3. Do not forget that your phone is sitting on your lap when you go to get out of the car.
You’re extra unlucky if you do forget and the gutter you parked next to happens to be full of water. I’m extra unlucky.
Rice couldn’t even save this one.
This rule also applies to gloves.
4. Do not hold your phone over a bowl of soup while trying to take a picture.
And it was absolutely this bowl of soup that I dropped my iPhone in.
I’m talking fully submerged. And it was completely fine. I was bound to get lucky during one of this incidents.
5. And most importantly… do not mix your very new very expensive Macbook and a full glass of water.
Lest you should accidentally knock the glass over. Turns out accident or not, it still costs $800. OUUUUCH.
And while these have never personally happened to me, I can also confirm that phones and toilets don’t mix, phones and drunken fights don’t mix and laptops and beer don’t mix.
And here’s a riddle for you: How many Apple “geniuses” does it take to unlock the cage they’re keeping your lap top in? Apparently more than were in the store on Thursday evening. They had better luck on Friday.
Happy Monday, friends!
What electronic device mishaps have you had?