Craptacular Day – Best Toilet Story


Meet Reem Totonchi of Atlanta GA, the second highest vote getter in the American Standard Tell Us Your Best Toilet Story contest and winner of a Champion 4 toilet.

That was my day, friends. Craptacular indeed.

Should I tell people about this? Maybe I should keep this one quiet...

Should I tell people about this? Maybe I should keep this one quiet...

Whoops a daisy, I put it up on the internet! Waa waa!!!

Whoops a daisy, I put it up on the internet! Waa waa!!!

Lots of stupid things happened to make my day craptacular and to make me an absolute crab all day. No thanks to stupid parents (not mine, the ones I work for) and the cat barfing in 3 different places. But the biggest craptacular thing that happened today involved my sparkling, semi-new, pink cellular telephone. I love that phone. I love making calls on it and waking up to my alarm on it and, especially, playing Jewel Quest on it.

But the thing is, I dropped it again today. And this wasn’t your regular run of the mill, “I dropped my phone on the hardwood floor” drop which happens about five times a week. Oh no. I dropped it in water.

Any guesses to what kind of water? Well you’re probably right. It was toilet water. In the toilet. It was clean, mind you! I mean, nothing was in there except for water, and I’m sure 8 billion germs, but it was mostly acceptable.

I have never in my life stuck my hand down into a toilet faster than I did today. Like, without a second thought. My hand was fully submersed in the toilet. Where people poop. But I had to get my phone, see?

So it was broken for awhile but I think it works mostly now. For awhile though, the main button that leads to all the “features” didn’t work, and neither did the 5 and 6 buttons. Want to know the number to call for repairs? Something like 1-800-331-9656. Its true. I could not call.

Anyhow, I took out the battery and let it dry and all, and turned it back on and it seems to be working okay now but its iffy, so sorry to anybody who tried to reach me tonight. On the plus side, I sent an email out to my family listserve, which involves not only myself, my siblings and parents, but all 10 first cousins, 3 sets of aunts and uncles, and two or three random stragglers on the side. Below is the email I sent, followed by the responses I received within less than 2 hours of sending out the email. I have never felt cooler.

Reem wrote:
Hi family.

I’ll keep this short and sweet.

I dropped my phone in the toilet today. The only detail I will give at this time is that the toilet was clean and nothing was in there except for water. Clean, clear water.

Anyhow, my phone is now broken and unreliable so if you try to call me in the next few days it most likely will not work. The five and six buttons are broken, and I can’t even play Jewel Quest! Totally stupid.

Anyhow, that’s where I’m at. Hopefully I’ll talk to you all soon some otherway. Oh and I can’t text either.

Mom and Dad I will call you from another phone tonight.

xxoo, Reem

Laith wrote:
You’re right…totally stupid. Good luck

Sara wrote:
I recently dropped my phone in the tub at the salon while getting a pedicure. The poor Vietnamese ladies practically screamed and kept yelling at me “Get the SIM! Get the SIM!” Their advice worked- I took the SIM card out and let everything dry out and it works fine now. :)

Layla wrote:
I had the same problem when I dropped my pager in the toilet. All I did was open up every area I could and let it air dry for 2 days…then I popped in a battery and happy happy joy joy..it WORKED AGAIN!!!

Good Luck Reem!

Samer (who is a boy) wrote:
you know, this reminds me of all the times I’ve dropped so many things in the toilet…bracelets, combs, toothbrushes, and other crap (no pun intended)…but never an electronic device..ill work on that for the awesome experience!

Lameis wrote:
I’ve dropped it in beer before, it has the same negative effects :)

Emil wrote:
Wow this family is so supportive. let me just add one thing: when were eating at the Brazilian all you can eat meat place, Luai’s belt buckle broke off and fell in the urinal

Luai wrote:
Oh yeah I totally remember that, that was hilarious, I couldn’t win that day

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