Friday, January 26, 2007

A miracle

That saves me from my moral dilemma.

Someone at work told me to freeze my cell phone to help it dry out. So I did. After a couple of days, I extracted it from the freezer. Before I went to bed last night, I plugged it into the charger. It lit up to tell me it was charging. I woke up this morning to a helpful message that it was charged. So I took the obvious next step. I turned it on.

Voila! It started. No fanfare. No problems. Picture of my daughter still on the desktop. All my phone numbers stored. Message about voice mail (5 or so from my husband frustrated that I wouldn’t pick up).

At a meeting today, I exclaimed, "It’s a miracle."

And my co-worker quipped, "You’re pregnant?"

" No, I laundered my cell phone. I froze it. And now it works."

“Now, that’s the miracle,” he agreed.

Dodged that one. . . . .


Lisa B. said...

Illustrates one of my mottos--sometimes if you dither enough, the problem either goes away, or a simpler, less world-shaking solution presents itself. And I will file this tip away for future reference, when I, too, wash my cell phone, as I am sure will happen.

Anonymous said...

That's a great consumer tip, Susan, don't know what the Nokia's and Motorola's of the world will do to counter this threat to their business.

(Their time of massive class actions is still coming - on the scale of what the tobacco companies faced, for failing to properly investigate the damage to brain tissue).

Just one thought, the battery will possibly not like being deep-frozen though, so it may be an idea to back-up everything off the phone anyway.

And I have filed this tip away, literally in

TIPS on various things.Txt 4,210 2007-02-02 13:11:59

which now has quite a nice collection, eg.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.


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