What won’t a person do for their beloved smartphone? Just within the past few months, Techbeat has written more than one article detailing the importance we as a society now place on our phones. In one of those articles, it was revealed that more than two thirds of all Americans would risk their lives to get back a smartphone that was stolen. In another article, it was reported that one man jumped under a subway train to save his phone after he’d dropped it – thankfully, he was okay, but his sanity does have to be questioned after a stunt like that.
And now, one of the weirdest phone-loving stories I’ve seen yet. A Chinese man by the name of Chen Ho was in a bathroom stall doing his business when his smartphone decided it was time to go for a swim. He then thought it would be a good idea to stick his arm down the toilet to try and get his waterlogged phone back. (In case you’re wondering, it’s never a good idea). What happened next is so gross and painful it’s almost funny. Almost. But not at all funny for Mr. Ho.
Come On In…The Water’s Fine!
Mr. Ho reached as far as he could into the toilet bowl only to get his arm stuck down there. It wasn’t stuck for a minute. It wasn’t stuck for five minutes. It wasn’t even stuck for as long as it took him to muster up the strength to yank it out of the can – it was stuck in the crapper for six whole hours! And, to add even more insult to injury, firemen were eventually called to help him get his hand out of the porcelain throne.
I don’t know if he yelled for help, or if another visitor in the bathroom stumbled upon the poor man with his arm down the toilet and wondered what in the world was going on in the stall and called the authorities. “Uh, yes, there is a man in the second stall with his arm stuck in the toilet. No, I am not joking. He has been in there for six hours.”
At the conclusion of its filthy swim, his phone was ruined, which is no big surprise for anyone. And even if it wasn’t ruined, who would want to talk on that thing after where it’d been?
I’ve asked it before, and I’ll ask it again – how far will you go for your smartphone? (Just don’t follow it down the toilet, okay?)
[Image via Huffington Post]