Perhaps this has happened to you… your beloved smartphone took the infamous swim in the toilet. Or perhaps while juggling a dozen things and getting into the car, you inadvertently left your brand-new tablet on the roof.
If so, fear not: this has happened to just about everybody. Read below for some real-world misfortunes that have similarly befallen beloved electronic devices.
So, mine is more unfortunate than funny, but I guess I’ll share.Back when I had an iPhone 5, I had to go to a work event one night that I didn’t really want to go to, and as I was getting out of the car, I dropped my naked iPhone, shattering the screen. I spent the rest of the evening silently fuming and probably wasn’t very good company. The 5s had just been released and I was able to get an upgrade, so I went ahead and ordered myself one. My daughter still had an iPhone 4, so she got my 5 with the cracked screen. I got her a Lifeproof case and you could hardly tell it was cracked
. I promised repeatedly that I would get around to getting it fixed, but that never happened.
As the launch of the 6 was approaching, she became more and more excited that she would get my 5s and not have to have a phone with a cracked screen any more. Then, the night before my new iPhone arrived, I was leaving the house to get pizza. My wife had just bought a new car, and I grabbed her spare key as my car was in the garage while her’s was in the drive. I was standing at the front door when I noticed the dealer tag was still hanging from the spare key. So, holding the spare key in my left hand and my iPhone in my right, I grabbed hold of the dealer tag and pulled. And pulled. And then I pulled some more. The dealer tag snapped, I lost hold of my iPhone and basically hurled it at the ground as hard as I could. The screen shattered into a hundred pieces, and I was incandescent with rage.The next day while I was at work with my new iPhone 6,
my wife took my iPhone 5s to a local store, where they undid my stupidity for the low cost of $120. Still, I had my new phone, and my daughter finally had a phone without a cracked screen. All was right with the world. Until two days later, when she dropped her newly-repaired iPhone and cracked the screen.
In one store in Oklahoma
Me: “Hi! How can I help you today?”
Customer: “I would like to purchase a laptop but want to customize it a little bit.”
Me: “Okay, great I can help you with that!” (I pulled up her account, pull up the laptop that she wants to customize.)
Customer: “Okay, I want 3gb of memory, 160gb hard-drive, oh and also, can you please move the ‘delete’ key next to the space bar? I hate having to go to the top of the keyboard to press that.”
Story # 3
– (I work in a technology help desk fixing computers. A preteen girl brings in her laptop. The entire left side is damaged, and quite badly.)
– Girl: “My laptop isn’t working and I don’t know why.”
– Me: “Well, it may have to do with the damage on the side.”
– Girl: “What damage?”
Me: “The entire left side of your laptop is smashed up.”
– Girl: *surprised* “Oh! When did that happen?”
– Me: “Have you dropped it recently?”
– Girl: “Well, yeah, I’m really klutzy, so I tend to drop it out of my car when I go to school.”
– Me: “Okay. Well, we can take a look at it and try to fix it for you so your laptop works again. In the future, try not to drop your laptop so much.”
– Girl: “Oh, is it bad to drop it a lot?”
Almost all “disasters” can be fixed
Unfortunately, disasters like cracked glass, water damage, and malevolent downloads are not uncommon. That’s why it’s important to have trusted professionals
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