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October 31, 2003 9:40 AM   Subscribe

How much do you like your cell phone? (NY Times link - alternate here) Bronx resident reaches into train toilet to retrieve dropped phone, becomes trapped, is rescued by jaws of life.
posted by Aaorn (11 comments total)
It's not the phone itself, it's having to re-key all the frigging numbers back in. I might dip a hand in the crapper myself if I thought it could save me that aggravation.
posted by UncleFes at 9:53 AM on October 31, 2003

cell phones are expensive dude! I'd reach in without hesitation. but then again, my arm took a dip once to retrieve a dime.
posted by mcsweetie at 9:58 AM on October 31, 2003

the phone was not found
posted by thomcatspike at 10:04 AM on October 31, 2003

I wonder if the phone fell in before the guy used the toilet, or after . . . .
posted by JanetLand at 10:06 AM on October 31, 2003

I told him not to eat that rotary phone for lunch.
posted by Stan Chin at 10:07 AM on October 31, 2003

A similar story can be found in HST's The Curse of Lono, except the guy dropped his watch in an airplane toilet.

Recommended reading.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 10:19 AM on October 31, 2003

It can just be instinctive sometimes to try and grab something you've dropped. I've tried to catch falling scissors myself. A friend of mine worked in a KFC in London, Ontario, and told me a story about a guy who used to work there and who dropped his watch into the fryers - so he reached in to get it. The oil in those things is kept at 375 degrees fahrenheit.
posted by orange swan at 10:30 AM on October 31, 2003

ZenMasterThis: Tis one of the great tales. But I always thought that it was implied he was going after his dope in that one.
posted by Dr_Octavius at 10:41 AM on October 31, 2003

if it had been my new treo, i would've went in

that shit's expensive; or, that shit was expensive

the phone.. not the, never mind.
posted by bliss322 at 10:59 AM on October 31, 2003

Never hold your phone in your teeth when the ringer is set to vibrate.
And especially don't do this while standing in front of a toilet relieving yourself.

That's all I'm saying.
posted by Tenuki at 11:46 AM on October 31, 2003

Also thinking of the Curse of Lono, on reading this story and noting that no cell phone was found, I wondered if he really dropped his dope in there and "cell phone" made a better story to tell the authorities.
posted by hashashin at 12:54 PM on October 31, 2003

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