As long as I have been an avid, daily cell phone user, I have always talked on the phone while I was in the bathtub. It was a way for me to relax and talk to my mom or my girlfriends. Never, ever, not once, have I ever gotten even a drop of water on my phone. Sometimes, I even use my kindle or tablet to read in the tub. Again, never a problem, because I am super careful.
I guess there is a first time for everything.
The other day, I was taking a bath to de-stress. I had tried to call my mom, and was unable to reach her, so I sat the phone on the edge of the tub (like I have done a million times). At precisely the moment I took my hand away, my cat jumped up and knocked the phone into the bath water.
I just could not move fast enough to prevent it.
I wanted to throw up. And strangle the cat.
Quickly, we removed the cover, tried to dry out the phone as best we could, and put it in a container of brown rice for 24 hours. Miraculously, the phone does seem fully functional. In the time where my phone was drying out, I had to use an old one, which seemed so clunky, so I am glad to have my phone back.
I have completely learned my lesson.
My cat will no longer be allowed in the bathroom.