One tough Vibrant...one Wife Lives Another Day


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  1. Bandage

    Bandage Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I'm runnin crazy at work, and one of my employees tells me my wife is on the phone for me. I pick up, and she's all frantic and babblin...can't understand her. I get worried, and tell her to slow down and breathe.

    "I dropped it in the toilet babe...I'm so sorry!"
    "Eh...dropped what in the toilet?" I ask.
    "My phone! I was brushing my hair and listening to my voicemails...and it slipped out of my hand...omg omg what do I do!"

    So...I pause, and it's my turn to take a deep breath. I'm cursin her out in my mind, for sure...I wanna say: "This is why I get all the cool toys, and you get the hand-me-downs babe!! WTF?!" Instead I get into action-mode.

    "Ok...first off open that puppy up, and take out the battery and sim / sd cards. Give it a good shake, get all that water outta there."
    "I'm so sorry honey..." Still panicking
    "It's all good" I say through clenched teeth
    "ok what next?"

    I walk her through blotting it dry on the surface...spreading it all out on a towel, then tell her to get her hair dryer out. She goes to town with a no heat setting for about 30 mins...hittin each and every nook and cranny.

    "Ok...now go pour some rice on a plate in an even layer, and lay the phone on top of it." I instruct.
    "Huh? What-the-hell-you-talkin-about hon?" Her response
    "Just trust me on this"
    "Ok...I'm really sorry." All timidlike

    I get home a few hours later, and touch it all off with a compressed air canister to be sure. Put it together again and press the power button....
    And there's that lovely sideways Android Logo. A few reboots later to make sure, all is well.
    The wife hugs me in relief and asks...
    "Are you still gonna get me the NookColor for Christmas?"

    I went outside for a smoke.
     

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  2. Benjie

    Benjie Well-Known Member

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    You realize that if you were not able to get it going that you would be in real trouble. You would be the one saying, "I'm really sorry." All timid like. A lucky man lives another day.
     
  3. jall65

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    Thanks for the rice suggestion. My wife did that to hers, Yup, in the toilet bowl. Used the hair dryer and set it on the dash for about 20 minutes. It worked but it had some bugs in it but it worked till she was able to get a free upgrade. Between the time of using it and getting her new one I told her she had a s_ _ _ _ y phone :D
     
  4. TgeekB

    TgeekB Well-Known Member

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    It's just a phone.
     
  5. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

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    Similar thing happened to me with the iPhone 4. I got it launch day and that night my girlfriend ran it through the wash. Guys at the Apple store felt bad and cut the replacement price of $200 in half, so it was only a $100 mistake (still hurt). That is one thing I will miss about the iPhone. Hell print offers something like this but only as a deductible, so I would be paying $7 a month on the off chance someting like this happens again.

    Did she seriously ask about the nook color for christmas after almost having toasted your phone (and certainly having voided your warranty)? I would have been more upset about that than the accident itself...
     
  6. lordofthereef

    lordofthereef Well-Known Member

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    And a potential coupe hundred bucks down the toilet... literally.
     
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  7. TgeekB

    TgeekB Well-Known Member

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    My remark was aimed at the "wife lives another day" in the thread title. I'm sure it was just the OP being funny but we do take our toys a bit serious at times.
     
  8. Bandage

    Bandage Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Oh of course...the story is meant to be humorous, anyone thinking otherwise should really get out once and awhile.
     
  9. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member

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    I smell a bit of embellishment on OP's story.
     

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