Three Possible Reactions to “Those Moments”

For the last four years or so I have been a satisfied iPhone 3gs user. I skipped over the 4 series and have been patiently awaiting the arrival of the 5…supposedly only about a month away now.

This morning, after driving my daughter to school and negotiating a couple of emails on behalf of my son, I hurried off to the gym. I got in a pretty decent mile swim and headed to the hot tub for a bit of a warm down.

It was then that I discovered my iPhone had been in my pocket for the entire swim.

This was one of “those moments”.

You think a hundred thoughts all at once.: “I wonder if…”, “Maybe it will…”, “Perhaps I can…”, “Man, why did I…”, “If only they hadn’t…”, “I need to…”

In the end you have three options. You can rant, you can weep, or you can laugh. Of course the option you choose has a lot to do with the seriousness of the moment and the degree of loss but those are just influences.

This morning I chose to laugh.

At the moment my iPhone is sitting, sealed in a bag of rice, in hopes that I might be able to salvage something from it. I’m not quite sure how much is synched to the cloud…I’ll work on discovering that later this morning. I know I can’t go a full month without a phone though so my waiting for the 5 may turn out to have been in vain.

I hope that if you have one of “those moments” today you’ll be able to laugh at it too.

What happened the last time you had one of those moments?

6 responses to “Three Possible Reactions to “Those Moments”

  1. Ouch. But hey. You swam a mile. Nicely done. 😉

  2. I feel your pain…dropped mine in a pedicure tub. Hope yours starts working again!

  3. Wow brother this is a very educational message, thank you. Please find a moment to send me your email address because I need some advice from you.

    Jose from DR.
    Sent via BlackBerry® device.

  4. Ooo, dat’s not good. Try a hair dryer to the imports, too, before turning on. This happened to Wendy’s 3G last week (not exactly swimming, but setting in a puddle of water), and it works fine now.

  5. That stinks. We recently had one of our HTC Evo 3Ds fall and the screen shattered. I knew there was nothing I could do so I shrugged it off and got it repaired.

    Here’s hoping that the rice trick works for you. Let us know!

  6. Mine was an iPhone 3 currently soaking in a tub of rice. I followed my 3 year old granddaughter off the end of a fishing pier into Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas. I wrote about it in my blog.

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