Thursday, December 28, 2006

Panic in the Potty

We don't have a home phone. Because we are hip and so 21st century we just use my super cool pink RAZR instead. This situation worked really well until yesterday afternoon when I bent down to clean up Oliver's little potty. He had just finished filling it like a good boy when my phone sailed out of my front shirt pocket and dropped directly into the nearly full bowl. I panicked. I screamed. I suddenly thought of hundreds of people that I desperately needed to call. But my phone was dead. And wet. With a quick rinse, a few swipes of antibacterial wipes, a brief blow dry, and several hours of drying time, I was surprised to see that it was as good as new. So if you happen to be at my house and you need to borrow a phone, you are welcome to use mine. Just try not to think about where it has been. Because that might be gross.

13 comments:

  1. Steph you gave me a good chuckle this afternoon when I read your blog. Love you
    Grammy

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  2. one of my missionary companions dropped my electric razor into the toilet, and didn't tell me until he could no longer stand the guilt. i still use it.

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  3. Ew. Can you spray it with some Lysol or something?

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  4. Hmmm, time for a belt clip? Ha, ha, ha!

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  5. Once again, you made me laugh. I always look forward to your posts because they are LIFE.

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  6. ginger, i had a belt clip! so nerdy. but since i am in the habit of accidentally dropping my phone, the belt clip has since been smashed to smithereens.

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  7. oh my goodness - I've nearly dropped my phone a couple times (while talking on it AND trying to help certian people aim etc.) into the potty - what a nightmare - I would have screamed, too!

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  8. Maybe you can design a cute holster for your phone... market it to busy stay at home moms!

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  9. when justin and i were first dating, he was driving, and asked me to put his phone in my side compartment. without noticing, i put it in a huge cup of sprite. we didn't notice until a few hours later. he just let it air dry on the driveway, and it was as good as new too.

    we don't have a home phone either. i would be devestated if that happened to me.

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  10. they need to create a 'pager' button for cell phones like they have for regular cordless phones... now there's an idea!

    My friends 6 yr old son dropped his eye glasses in the potty after using it, before getting in the bath... they had a nice sterilizing before their next use (o:

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  11. Several things have been dropped in the toilet at my house. But I'll never tell....

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  12. at least it was just olibo teetee

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  13. that is a GREAT story! i love to hear that everyone drops their phone as much as i do. luckily never in a toilet. eeeek!

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