Pharmacy Chick is not the techno geek that some people are. I do however have a failsafe security measure on my laptop that makes it impossible for the un-informed to boot it. Because its old, there is some short in it someplace. I have to perform some kind of squeezing/massage exercise on certain places of the unit in order for it to “connect” and boot. Otherwise, the darn thing blinks at me for a few seconds and remains dead. Therefore, If I disappear for a few weeks, you can bet that the massage no longer works and PC had to buy a new PC! haha…
However, the Chick did indeed had to buy a new cell phone, and in doing so, learned 2 valuable lessons: 1) cell phones do not float and 2) they do not like to get wet.
I rarely have to carry the thing, and when I do, its usually because I have one specific call I am waiting for or My Man Friday is on vacation so I make myself available for the relief pharmacists in case of an emergency. This particular day was such an occurrence. I had to visit the bathroom and against all conventional wisdom I put the phone on the back of the toilet. As I flushed I picked up the phone, and bumped the toilet lid. Bad move. It dislodged my phone from my hand and unceremoniously dropped into the flushing receptacle. As fast as you can say “expensive plumber visit” I had my hand in the bowl retrieving the phone. There are worse things than having to pick a phone out of pee-water, one of which was telling Mr Chick what I did. “Does it work?” he asked. I tried to make a call on it but nothing happened. Once I succeeded in turning it off, it never came on again.
Thankfully I had owned the phone for the prescribed contract so I was able to upgrade for free. My new phone has a camera on it (I never use) and can text (I dont know how). If I pay a lot of money I can read my email on its teeny tiny screen also. I did not opt for the fancy I Phone style. Remember, PC thinks cameras should take pictures and phones should make calls.
When I upgraded my phone the cute sales clerk asked if I wanted to donate my old phone for the women’s shelter…uh, no…not this time thanks.