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Fabulous, Functional & Frugal Fashion Tip #28

How To Avoid A Major Mobile Faux Pas

Take heed from my costly mistake!

Since I’ve been falling more often I decided it would be a wise move to always have my cell phone on me, sort of my personal fall alert system. So one day last week as I was preparing to take Mollie for a walk I slipped my Galaxy Note 4 into the back pocket of my jeans.

When we were done with our little walk I headed to the bathroom – BIG MISTAKE!

Hence my #1 Tip On Cell Phone Care:

Never, Never, Never go to the bathroom with your cell phone in the back pocket of your jeans.😅

Image: Cell phone in jeans back pocket with a red restricted symbol on top.

Have a fabulous weekend! ~Steph

14 thoughts on “Fabulous, Functional & Frugal Fashion Tip #28

  1. Hahahaha, I’ve done this! 😃

    1. Maybe I should have done a poll to get some numbers on how many times this happens to people 😄

  2. Whoops! Take heart Steph that you’re not the first and won’t be the last.

    1. 😟Sadly, Robyn, I know this is all too true. 😆

  3. I always take my phone out of my pocket when I go to the bathroom, even if it is in the front pocket of my pants. I fear this scenario. Great tip! 😉

    1. I’ve done the same as you for the few times I had my phone in my pocket which was why I was stunned that this happened to me. And of course it was an opportunity to be overly theatrical. 🤣

  4. I had a slide phone, in my back pocket and even though I kept my hand on that pocket while moving to pull my pantpants down for the toilet it still ended up in the toilet 🙂

    1. Hahaha, I’m sorry Katelon I’m not laughing at you just the situation. This easily sounds like something I could have done. I’ve heard of this happening to people and have said there is no way on earth I would be able to keep the phone after an incident like this. Even though I disinfected it with Clorox I still felt like it was germy. Thankfully it couldn’t be revived so I went for a refurbished phone.

      1. I would have kept the phone but it was dead. I decided my phone committed suicide as I had my hand on it the entire time but it was determined to jump 🙂

      2. Hahaha, Awe, poor thing. Just know that you did everything you could to prevent the unfortunate tragedy.

  5. did it go “plunk”???

    1. A more accurate term Jim would be “kerplunk”😅😅 I can laugh about it now but I was majorly traumatized. The phone is so big the majority of it was sticking out of the water but I have a toilet phobia and wasn’t reaching in to pull it out. After I screamed and ran to the kitchen for a garbage bag (no rubber gloves) by the time I got back my brother was getting it out. I was thoroughly disgusted. And now I’m the proud owner of a refurb.

      1. I hate it when things don’t go as planned. I was living with my sister and looking for a job after I retired from the AF. I was working for Target just to have something to do to keep me busy and I came home at 11:30 PM. there was a note on the bathroom mirror she had left explaining that her son (my nephew) managed to flush the toiler paper roller and she’d be calling a plumber in the morning. so I was like “That’s a 6″ roller in a 3” hole. It’s not going to make it around the bend. the water looked cleaned so I stuck my hand in there, quickly found it, pulled it out, drained it out, washed it off and set it out to dry. the toilet was working just like it was supposed to so I took her note and wrote her this note …

        “I fished it out and saved you $200 by sticking my hand where you wouldn’t go. It will cost you a round of drinks. Call the plumber back and tell him some non-union labor fixed your problem.”

        that’s what brothers are for. have a wonderful weekend pretty lady. 🙂

      2. Hahaha oh my goodness this gave me a good belly laugh. I’m gonna show this to my brother but he just may charge me for coming to the rescue.😉😂

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