I have a terrible habit of putting my iPhone in my lap while driving. Mostly to sneak a peek at a text or check a Facebook status. It’s horrible I know. Admitting it is the first step in curing my addiction right? Yesterday was a day just like any other. Decided to go on a long hike with my trusty iPhone pal in my lap. Got to the trailhead, gathered up my things and headed out into the wilderness. About 10 minutes into the hike, I realized I didn’t have her with me – bad news for me as I like to take photos, and lots of them. Decided it was too far to turn around and that I just needed to suck it up (good news is I didn’t have separation anxiety AT ALL).
Fast forward 4.5 hours and I arrived back at the car, tired and dehydrated. Jumped in the car, drove home. When home, I went in search of my “precious” iPhone – nowhere to be found. Have you seen the prices of new iPhones? Ridiculous. Went into panic mode calling the number 100 times to see if anyone would pick up – no luck. Finally realized I could use the “Find my iPhone” app on my iPad. When I saw the green locater pin on the screen, my hear skipped a beat – looked like she was in a ditch about 20 minutes away. Immediately drove over to rescue her.
When I got to the crime scene, I found her strewn in the middle of an intersection, she had been ruthlessly discarded and run over by a car. When I saw her, it was like a slow motion scene similar to a mother running to her child who has been injured. She was about to be hit by another car. When I picked her up, her Otter Box casing was partially shredded, the screen was completely cracked – it was sad indeed. Good news is, I took her to the Dr and was told she could be fixed. THANKS to the Otter Box iPhone case, she walked away with fairly minor injuries! Without that case protecting her, she would have been flattened like a pancake. It was a Christmas miracle.
How did she end up in the middle of the street 20 minutes from the trailhead? I think she was in my lap and fell to the ground when I got out of the car at the trailhead. Two things could have happened, 1) Someone picked her up and put her on the roof of my car thinking I would see it and she fell off rounding a curve or, 2) Someone found her, decided to keep her, got frustrated they couldn’t get past security and ruthlessly discarded her like a piece of trash. I like to think it was #1 and I was just too tired to notice she was on the roof.
Lesson learned, go out and buy yourself an Otter Box cell phone case and if you have an iPhone, make sure you download the ‘Find my iPhone” app on one of your other Macs – you will be glad you did. Oh, and did I mention Otter Box is going to send me another one Free of Charge as they guarantee their products for life?