2020 can shove it

I rarely wear jeans. I used to as an 80s teenager because that’s what teenagers in the 80s wore, but nowadays? Nah.

I especially don’t wear jeans while committed to the house like some common criminal on house arrest during this endless covid-fiasco. I usually wear tights or yoga pants, something comfortable and easy and, you know…stretchy.

I figure, if I don’t have to go anywhere, why bother with jeans?

But now the weather has changed and it got cooler. And for once, I thought I would put some normal clothes on. So, I too my black jeans out of my drawer and put them on.

They fit. Yippee do. Pass the chocolate.

Then I remembered, they have pockets. Deep enough for my phone!

Here’s another thing I rarely do. I rarely put my phone in my back jeans pocket.


Because I either have my phone on a counter, or in my hand. And, if I’m out and about, in a green wallet thingy on straps into which my phone fits. Avoids me having to carry a purse and the phone is protected along with the cards and keys while I navigate my day with my hands free.

So why was today different?

I’ll tell you why.


He was distracting me. So while I was dealing with him, I put my phone in my back pocket because he was pestering me in a hallway where there is no counter to put the phone on. Then, I forgot I put my phone in the back pocket of my jeans, and went around the house collecting the things I need to get some food shopping done: list, car keys, put on shoes…

Once I did all that, I needed to pee. So I went into the bathroom, and pulled my jeans down and…


My phone was in the toilet.

BLAH fucking BLAH

So now I have no phone, no apps, and no camera. That’s the worst part – I love taking photos of my walks with the dog. There are so many bright, beautiful colours out there now and we all know that won’t last much longer…

I hate 2020. What else is going to happen this year? When is this stupid year over? This is an outrage and and an inconvenience and I quit.

PS If you want to point out that right now might be a good time to start an electronic detox, kindly shut up, turn around and walk away, I don’t wanna hear about it. Thanks.




51 thoughts on “2020 can shove it

  1. Bummer! I’d be so sad if that happened. I lost a fitbit in the toilet once. Ridiculous. It was brand new – one of those that clips to your belt. It flew right in mid flush – like it was trying to escape.

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  2. A small blessing – marinating your dumbphone in “eau de toilette” is a beautiful sentiment courtesy of the Universe – please tell me you at least emptied your bladder on the Evil Little Bastard while you had the chance? Much respect for 2020: The Year Humanity Woke. The Fuck. Up. I have an old iPhone 6s you’re welcome to have. Rice not included. πŸ™‚

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    1. iphone? Mine’s an android…cheaper and worked fine until I decided to wear jeans. πŸ™„

      I’ll check it later to see if it managed to dry itself out, so I can get back into my apps. And salvage some of my photos. Until then…


      PS you’re giving away free iphones? If I had known this before… ha. πŸ˜‰

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  3. Dear Writer of Words,
    If it is not one thing it is another. Sorry about your phone, not only the inconvenience of losing all your information and contacts etc., but the extra expense of getting another one if that one can’t be salvaged.
    I enjoy your writing, everything you write. You have a way with words that makes me want to keep reading. Sending you hugs and love. πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™

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    1. Aw, thank you. Yes, I guess I just have a way of hurling out my words into the internet… πŸ™‚ I appreciate you telling me you enjoy my posts. Thank you. I always look forward to reading yours, too! I hope all is well for you. ❀


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  4. Hi! If you were logged into your google accounts on your phone, all of your photos should be backed up into your google drive. I hope that helps at least with the photos. Sorry to hear everything was such a crap shoot. Ugh. Hope it gets better from here. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Aw thanks. Yes, I know about the google backups, I disconnected that a while ago not wanting every single picture of my kids viewed and ‘owned’ by google…I usually do a manual backup but then I didn’t and now…ugh. I hope I can save them.

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  5. Oh, the horror! Get thee to the Apple store post haste. But first seal your phone in a ziplock baggie with some dry rice. Leave it there fir a few days befits you try to turn it on.

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