There is no other way to say this, so I'll say it simply: I dropped my cellphone in the toilet and now it refuses to boot up. If you need to reach me, call the work cellphone.

Er ... if you need the work cell number, ask Terz? I could make a witty riddle for deriving it, but alas, I don't have the time to do that right now. Mr B, feel free to step up and compose another poem if the spirit moves you.


At 8/24/2004 2:23 am , Blogger Neil said...

Off the top of my head (and I have had an appalling day (more of that in my blog))

Perched upon a bowl of porcelain white
That’s customarily used to dispose of shite
I found it had another use therein
A wonderful flushable mobile phone bin

Not really up to scratch and doesn't give your new number - but it made for a nice break in my day! Try leaving the phone out to dry for a few days - worked for mine when I dropped it in the....sink!

At 8/24/2004 3:20 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the whole mobile phone industry is just going down the crapper.

Sorry, couldn't resist. -mb

P.S. Actually, if you let the phone dry out for a few days, before turning it back on, it can work. Turning it on immediately after it is soaked would spoil it though. All this assumes there was no extra, er, foreign matter in the toilet when the phone dropped in.


At 8/24/2004 3:27 am , Blogger Neil said...

Also technically not a poem - more like coarse verse!

And the meter sucks - if only you could delete comments that you submit - I was feeling particularly peeved with my (UK) boss at the time of composition!

At 8/24/2004 4:03 am , Blogger Terz said...

Ah, that explains the loud splash and the frantic activity that followed it that woke me up this morning.

Yeah, gotta have to agree with MrBrown, a lesson from having morons drown my brand-new $3000 camera last year: don't turn on the thing until it's bone dry.

At 8/24/2004 6:32 am , Blogger Tym said...

Just to clarify that the toilet bowl water was clear when the phone fell in. Nevertheless, in my consideration whether to dry out the phone or simply buy a new phone, I confess that the potential ick factor is pushing me strongly towards the second option.


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