So last night when I was getting ready for bed, I forgot to take my cell phone off of my belt before removing my pants. It popped off and fell to the floor with a rather nasty crack-with-piece-of-plastic-flying-somewhere noise.
Thankfully, the $5 belt clip took the brunt of the blow; unfortunately, the piece that broke on it is the part of the clip that attaches to the phone, so the belt clip is now useless. I think I might get a protective-case clip for about $15. That is of course assuming that I have money to spend.
This is not the first time I’ve dropped my phone in the last three months. The (potentially) worst was when it fell about 6 feet onto a concrete floor. I was up on a stepladder stretching to grab some wiring, and my coat’s waistband caught under the phone and pulled it off of my belt.
Still, Hermes is a sturdy little phone. He only has two nicks, one on the bottom near the power/data port, and a scratch on the side of the screen when I walked the phone right into a door jamb. One of the buttons on the side of the phone might be a little wonky, but seeing as how it’s the “activate voice recognition” button, and the voice recognition barely works, it’s not a big deal.
I definitely need to invest in a better case. The only item I’ve had that comes close to meeting my new cell phone in on-person usage is my iPod Orpheus, and he’s been in a good case pretty much the whole time.
Still, I suppose I’m doing pretty well. Hermes hasn’t been run over, or dropped in a lake, or stepped on, or eating by a pack of rabid wolves, or…
“Anthem” from The Mission by Steve Green