A Phone With A Mind Of Its Own

Seriously? How did I end up with this phone?  It throws itself on the floor willy-nilly.

iPhone 6s

Don’t get me wrong.  I love my phone.  All my important information is on it.  I’m lost without it.  Literally lost.  I have to start buying maps again.

Yet, with all the love I give it, it jumps off tables, out of my arms, out of the open car door. It even threw itself out of my hand into the refrigerator once.  I’m worried that it will jump into the toilet, but I guess even this phone draws the line at drowning.

Sometimes I think it’s Apple’s fault.  The phones are so slippery that we are forced to buy cases.  Is it planned obsolescence?  Slippery phones = broken phones.  Or is it good ‘ole American capitalism?  Slippery phones = need for covers.  Slippery phones that break while covered = need for more expensive covers.

But then I remember that this has happened when I had a blackberry, an android, and a black rotary phone in 1975.

That’s the answer! I need to become Batman.batman smashed phone


The obvious answer to this is that I need to choose my phones more carefully.  It’s impossible to believe that with so many people owning smart phones, I keep choosing the clumsy ones.


It’s not me, it’s the phone.  It has a mind of its own.



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19 Responses to A Phone With A Mind Of Its Own

  1. This is why I still use my trusty flip phone. It’s tough. 🙂

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      I always get the Otter case which is almost full-proof. But the Otter for the iPhone 6 is awful. It’s very hard to press the buttons or text with it. So I tried to adjust it and then threw it out. Obviously my new case isn’t working. It’s not me lol.

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  2. George says:

    Terrible thing when that happens. Your phone should maybe buy itself insurance so it can heal itself when it decides to do those crazy things.

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  3. Bea dM says:

    Maybe you do too many things with it, and it’s trying to get away? My phone’s only on basic duties for me, just in danger of being left behind 🙂

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  4. Carrie Rubin says:

    My phone has a mind of its own too. That’s why it’s always dressed up in a nice, bounce-absorbing case. I think it has an aversion to my fingers …

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  5. Val says:

    I don’t have a mobile (cell) phone but I have this problem with computer mice. Oh and my camera’s battery decided to take a nosedive onto a hard floor yesterday, too.
    I think they should be rubberized so that they can be used as footballs then if their normal functionality goes, they can be used for a game.

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  6. Paul says:

    I hate how thin they make the iPhones. Without a case it feels like I’m holding nothing. I liked my Blackberry with it’s case, it felt chunky. Barb I think you need to become Spiderman so when you drop your phone, you wip out a spiderweb and catch your phone before it hits the ground. I believe in you.

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    • Barb Knowles says:

      Ha! I like the Spider-Man idea. I’ve narrowed it down to two reasons, none of which involve me, and I mentioned in other comments. 1) I do have a case but it’s leather and I think my phone must not like the idea of killing animals and wearing them and 2) this post made that silly phone take responsibility for itself and it went to the Sprint store and they fixed it for free and it’s as good as new .
      I hope it learned its lesson.

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