What It’s Like Dropping Your Phone Into Water, As Told By Disney

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If you’ve been there before, you know what we’re talking about. Through some cruel twist of fate, a critical moment of clumsiness, a regretful slip of the fingers, your phone topples from your grasp, from your purse, from your pocket, into the irreversible clutches of that fickle mistress, H20.

Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio

 

It can happen to anyone at any time. You’re just minding your own business, maybe using the phone, maybe not. It seems just like a normal day, like any other day. You’re probably going about your business as though the day isn’t filled with treachery at every turn.

Tarzan and Clayton

Then, because you have no idea how badly it could go, you decide to use your cellular device to make a call, send a text, look at Facebook. What’s the worst that could happen?

 

Then, gravity and water unite to crush all of your hopes and dreams like some vortex of cell phone destruction.
Ursula from The Little Mermaid

 

This is you…

Lady and the Tramp

 

And this is gravity…

Lady and the Tramp

 

And here’s your sad, helpless phone…

Ariel finale

 

You scramble, you fumble the phone–half a second feels like a lifetime as you wait for the inevitable to occur.

Meeko from Pocahontas

 

Despite your reaching and hoping, that phone is already long gone.

Ariel Under Water Gif

 

Immediately, post-splash, you are filled with grief. This stage can last a few days.

The Grand Duke from Cinderella

 

You try to fix it, somehow, some way. Can you un-soggy a phone? Can you un-break a heart?

The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland

 

No, you cannot. This is an important lesson in acceptance. You can live without the phone. Hakuna Matata. The bare necessities of life will come to you.

Baloo in the water

 

Until you get a new phone, that is.

Jane from Tarzan

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