You're Breaking Up

Yesterday I suffered a profound loss.

It started out as a regular morning: I scrambled to get the kids ready for school and out the door on time. My husband took them. But he had only been gone for a minute before he called my phone.

"Coby forgot his glasses," he said. "I'm coming back to get them. Can you bring them to the garage?"

"I'm already on it," I told him, glasses in one hand and phone in the other. And when the garage door opened, I was waiting. I handed the glasses through the window and waved as they backed down the driveway.

But I waved with my phone hand. A little too zealously, I guess.

It was like slow-motion. I watched as my month-old iPhone 6 - a gift from my husband to replace my old phone that ran like a turtle - launch from my fingertips and sail through the air. I watched it land flat on its face on the cold, hard garage floor. I heard the sickening crack of electronics against concrete.

I picked it up, hoping against hope that it was awesomely shatterproof. But alas, when I turned it over, this is what I found.


My mind flashed back to the day I got the phone. "You should probably get a case," Curtis had suggested, knowing full well I'm a clumsy-ass not always steady-fingered. But I'd scoffed, preferring instead the sleek feeling of the case-less (and therefore unprotected) phone. I'm like the dude who refuses to wear a condom because he doesn't like how they feel, only to end up with an STD: one sorry mofo.

In the grand scheme of things, my life could be exponentially worse, so I'm chalking this up to a lesson learned and trying to move on. In my privileged first-world bubble, though, it still sucks.

I think my fingertips might be permanently shredded. But it was my turn on Words with Friends, so what choice did I have?

I'd better win this round.


4 comments:

  1. Oh no. I'd cry.

    If you have insurance, they'll replace it though. My husband once washed his phone, we didn't have insurance, so we had to buy a whole new one :/

    We have insurance now though. To be on the safe side. And I always check pockets now before I toss them into the washer ;)

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  2. Ugh. I've done this. And they were able to replace just the glass screen at that place in the mall. Hope it's an easy fix for you, too.

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  3. I'm shocked you of all people didn't have a cover. You write about your kids and their crazies lol.

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  4. This has happened to me. That was expensive. And I have a cover. Now the corner is cracked. But so expensive, I'm waiting till I have to upgrade anyway...

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