Cell phone versus lake. Guess who wins?
Yeah. That’s right. A couple of weeks ago, my husband left his cell phone in the pocket of his swim trunks as he waded chest high into the lake.
There were a few choice words said when he realized what he had done.
We tried to dry the cell phone out… took the battery out, laid it out in the sun, dried it with a hair dryer. For about a day you could receive calls on it, but not send any.
And finally it died.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time something tragic has happened to my husband’s cell. A previous cell phone fell out of his pocket and he accidentally backed over it with the car. We didn’t have insurance on our phone because I felt the risk didn’t justify the cost of the insurance. It cost us $200 to replace it.
So after the recent lake incident, my husband asked if we had put insurance on the phone after the last time.
Well, no. I honestly didn’t think he’d be that careless again. Ugh.
Fortunately I had an old, working cell phone that he could use. It cost us $10 to re-activate it. My mom said I was mean for not allowing my husband to get a new phone.
My attitude is that he needs to suffer a little bit with the old phone. I really don’t enjoy the $200 mistakes that keep happening.
So far he hasn’t complained at all about the old phone.
So will I get the insurance? Unlikely. You see, from what I have read, insurance wouldn’t have covered the last two accidents anyway.
At least I didn’t sell the old phone to Cellforcash for $4. I would have been really mad then!