Wednesday, 28 October 2009

A Cautionary Tale


This is what a mobile phone looks like after Miss Cottage put it on the roof of the car at the stables while she loaded things into the boot, forgot it was there & drove off. We found the phone the next day quite some distance away - it had obviously been driven over.
This is the second phone she has killed this year - the last one drowned in a bucket of water intended for the pony!

The moral of the story? Put it in your pocket!

11 comments:

  1. Poor phone? Poor Dad who has to buy another one...

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  2. I thought the moral would be: never give your child a mobile phone! (some addults don't know how to handle them either, I ruined two phones while my little refilled (=cheap) evian bottle was leaking :-(

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  3. Oh no! It really is dead!
    Rachel x

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  4. Mr Cottage: It could be worse you know..... I work for a family with five children (four of whom are of "mobile phone" age..... one put his jeans in the washing machine complete with phone, and another, (whilst abroad on holiday) jumped into the swimming pool with his phone still in the pocket of his board shorts). I would like to say this is a male trait, but: I have lost two (on separate occasions) down toilets............. So you see, in your daughter's defence, you are getting off lightly!

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  5. Oops! So far my daughter has not lost hers. She is just 9 and only has it with her when she goes to stay with her Father every other weekend. She treats it like her prized posession! I am amazed nothing has happened to it so far to be honest!
    Thanks for agreeing to the 3d!
    Isabelle x

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  6. Ah but I'm getting wise! This time I've got Miss Cottage a so-called rugged phone. It's supposed to survive water, dust and even being driven over. Surviving Miss Cottage, however, is an entirely different matter...We'll have to wait and see...

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  7. Oh dear we had a similar experience recently with a lovely painted pumpkin .... painstakingly painted by my grandaughter then her daft aunt put it on the roof of the car and the inevitable happened. The same daft aunt has dropped her mobiles down the loo, into drinks and also down a drainhole when she got out of the car. I must have looked a lovely sight with my backside in the air trying to retrieve it. ;-)

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  8. Oh dear, what a shame! But these little things are easy to forget when you're in a hurry. Oh well, we all live and learn.
    -Juanita

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