iPhone takes the plunge

When an iPhone falls into the toilet, THAT’s an FML moment. It happened to me this morning. I had taken too long packing lunch and breakfast, and running around here and there as quietly as I could when it happened. At that moment I also realized that I was going to miss my bus. FML two.

I retrieved it and it buzzed and complained and eventually went dead. John says it might revive itself once it dries out, so I hope so. The timing isn’t that great. It’s an old 3GS and I was holding out for the January unicorn when Verizon, our cellular carrier for many years, starts marketing its own iPhone. That is an absolute. I stand by that statement hard and fast.

For a reason I have yet to determine, I took my iPad out of my bag last night. Now I’m thinking that I’ll be using that until January instead of replacing the iPhone.  Tactical pants with pockets to accommodate an iPad would be frightening, so I won’t inflict that on the world.

On the plus side, I caught the express bus with my favorite driver, Walter, and all my old friends who wanted to talk story all the way into Downtown Honolulu. I had to wait for the #1 in front of Long’s to get to work, so I had another talk with an old friend there.

There are always highlights in a day that starts with FML moments, but I could use some help adding some volume to the plus column.

I’ll let you all know if we resurrect the iPhone.

By lavagal

Hawaii Kai wife and mom. Melanoma Stage 3a Cancer survivor. English Language Arts teacher, English Learners Coordinator, and Paraprofessional Tutor. Super sub teacher. Dormant triathlete. Road cyclist and Masters swimmer. Gardener. Mrs. Fixit. Random dancer. Music Curator. A teenager trapped in an aging body. Did you know 60 is the new 40? It is.


  1. Oh wow that hurts! John is right, it just may revive itself once it’s dry. I had a similar accident just this weekend. I put a load of laundry in the dryer and heard a clank clank clank sound…yup, my brand new ipod Nano had gone through the wash. I shook it to get any water out I could & then set it on top of our DVR (for drying warmth). After 8 hours I put it on our charger. After restoring some charge to the battery it revived. I left it on the charger for a day and it seems to have made a full recovery. Have faith, this Apple stuff is tougher than it looks!

  2. I know it sounds totally bizarre, but I’ve heard that sticking a wet iphone in a bag of rice works miracles.

  3. Oh my gosh! Bad day for toilets! I wrote a post last night (called FML, actually. haha) about dropping my ring into the toilet and it got stuck! (Yes, there was pee in it.) Ugh.

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