I learned a very important life lesson this week that I would like to share with all of you:
Don’t put your cell phone in the back pocket of your jeans. Why? When you go to pull down your pants to use the toilet it will fall in said toilet. Duh.
I bet you’re wondering how I learned this critical lesson, aren’t you.
I’ll skip the long story and just go straight to yet another life lesson I learned:
If you do drop your cell phone in the toilet (or any body of water for that matter), take the following actions immediately:
- Retrieve your precious device as fast as you feasibly can and dry it off.
- If your phone fell in the toilet, use a Clorox wipe or some anti-bacterial hand sanitizer to disinfect it.
- Fill a Ziploc baggie with WHITE rice and bury your sad little friend in the rice.
- Wait at least 24 hours for the rice to work its magic on your water-damaged phone. You may have to leave it in there for a couple of days, though.
This really works, people! My phone went under water Sunday evening and after 36 hours in the rice she regained full function. I tested her after 12 hours in and the touch screen wasn’t working. I could see people calling and texting me, but I had no way to answer – I felt so lost! But, as of this afternoon SHE’S BACK! Can’t wait to pay instagram a visit after my little unintentional break.
Best friends forever…
Oh, and one more important piece of advice since I’m on such a roll… Buck up and pay the $10/month insurance plan on your phone so you don’t have to panic like me when you drop it in the toilet. Lesson learned. I lucked out this time.