Yesterday after church, I decided to be a good wife and let my husband take a nap while I cleaned the house. (Not sure what that has to do with the rest of this story--but I thought I'd throw that in there to show how helpful I am.)
Our sink was full of dirty dishes, so much so that I couldn't really wash any of them until I cleared out some space in the sink.
I filled up the mixing bowls and pots to soak, and I put them on the counter space surrounding the sink. My phone was sitting on top of the microwave, also right next to the sink. (If this were my English class, and we were reading this story aloud, I would stop right here and say, "Does anyone have any predictions of what is going to happen?" You know, modeling active reading. But I digress.)
I must add that my phone has an insane vibration mode. I know that the vibration mode is supposed to be silent and discreet, but with my phone, I think it is louder than the actual ring tone. It goes BZZZZZZZ!! so loudly that people within ten feet jump in surprise; if it is sitting on a table, it literally makes the entire piece of furniture shake like an earthquake has hit Buffalo, NY.
I don't know why my phone was on the vibration mode yesterday. But it was.
As I was pleasantly washing dishes and humming to myself, someone called me--and my phone started vibrating on top of the microwave. After jumping in surprise, I looked over at the rogue phone--just in time to see it shake right off of the microwave and land in the mixing bowl full of soapy water.
I grabbed it out of the mixing bowl while yelling, "Oh crap! Oh no! This is not good!"
Needless to say, Ryan did not get his nap after all.
The purpose of this post: The phone is ruined, and I am wondering if anyone who lives in Buffalo has an old Verizon phone that they are willing to give me or that I can buy. I do not need anything fancy; I just need a phone on which I can talk and text. I'd really prefer not to buy a new phone because they are way way way overpriced at the stores--and chances are, I will break it or drop it into a mixing bowl filled with water in the near future anyway. I am hard on phones. I really am.
Let me know if you can help!