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Barney's iPhone Gets Dropped in the Toilet on How I Met Your Mother

Have You Ever Dropped a Cell Phone in the Toilet?

On this week's How I Met Your Mother, two things were shown that frightened me: Strange, naked men and an iPhone being dropped in a toilet. Thank god it was just Hollywood make-believe.

What's also funny about the HIMYM incident is that even though a vengeful woman deliberately drops Barney's phone in the loo, I have had far too many friends to count, accidentally drop their phones into the toilet. Not to mention the rice story and the nasty outhouse diving story. No one seems to have as many problems with sinks, bathtubs, or swimming pools as much as the swirling water of the porcelain throne.

Tell me — have you ever dropped your phone in the toilet? Did you fish it out?

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BeingRuth BeingRuth 7 years
Yes. I was having my period and (fortunately for the phone but not the pants) just in the stall to take off my favorite pants and scrub a little blood them with wet paper towels I had brought with me. Then my cell phone jumped out of the pocket and into the bowl. I did fish it out, mostly because by this point my day was ruined and I hadn't been using the toilet. Bad day.
courtiebby courtiebby 8 years
I've nearly done that, but luckily it fell onto the seat, and then onto the floor after I stood up. Now, I'm very paranoid about it.
tlight tlight 8 years
I dropped my phone into the toilet AS IT WAS FLUSHING.. it was just.. gone. I almost cried, but I was laughing too hard.
bjg007 bjg007 8 years
yes but thank gawd it was a phone that I had found
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
nope, but my friend did at a party. it was really funny at the time.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
No, but I have dropped my cell phone into a pool before. That was lame.
kyljane kyljane 8 years
Never dropped my cell phone or iPod, but I have dropped my work pager in the toilet.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
i dropped it in the little soda carts in NYC... idk how it slipped but it was working fine, but i decided to return it to tmobile for a new phone and they charged me $100 for water damage!! argh lol
oostarbubblesoo oostarbubblesoo 8 years
yes the week after i got it. at least it was clean, as clean as a toilet bowl can be...
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
mine fell out of my pocket into the toilet at Target and I flushed. While it was flushing I saw it and started freaking out. When I told the security guard he asked if it was a joke. Like seriously?? HAHA I flushed my phone! GOT YA! stupid guy
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 8 years
I have never dropped a phone. I have had three phones, an old Nokia, a razr, and now an iPhone. If I ever dropped the iPhone I would cry lol. I know there are ways to fix it if it happens, but still lol.
greenearth greenearth 8 years
oh, and I told the phone company it was stolen so I got 50% off on the new phone :) exact same kind.
greenearth greenearth 8 years
I did it once at school. I had it in my jacket pocket and I sat down and I didn't even notice it went in. There was a 'plop' but I was on the toilet, so I thought it was something else. I don't look at the toilet contents when I'm flushing so I still didn't know at that point. It wasn't till I left the bathroom and was heading towards the bus stop when I put my hand in my pocket to check the time from my phone. To my shock and horror, when I couldnt feel my phone in my pocket, I suddenly realized what that little 'plop' was. I ran back and shoved my hand down the toilet, but it was long gone. I was so sad! lol
Bobbee Bobbee 8 years
It has never happened to me before. I'm pretty careful, my phone hardly ever drops, as a matter of fact,my man say i'm borderline-OCD! However,i honestly don't know what i'd do,especially if it's not my toilet!
mouldy mouldy 8 years
i'm very careful around the toilet. BECAUSE i've had THAT happen to my mom, friends (about 3-5 of them), and a couple of my cousins. for reals. and in public toilets. but i've had a couple of close calls...
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
no, but I'm paranoid. it's happened to so many people. what if I'm next?? lol... I'm just really careful.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 8 years
Yep. Done it. :(
neko neko 8 years
I almost did, once. I somehow managed to grab it *before* it fell in. I'm pretty sure I have never moved that quickly before.
poeticgrace poeticgrace 8 years
I never have, but my brother dropped his in mine last New Year's Eve just as he went to flush. It fell out of his hoodie and actually went down and got stuck in the pipe. It was absolutely horrible but so funny.
cali_student cali_student 8 years
KrisSugar, how did you use crutches with 2 broken feet?
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
She dropped his iPhone in the toilet!
devils devils 8 years
Nope I haven't. Drop it on the ground more times than I would have liked though XD
dino-dino dino-dino 8 years
yes :) i´ve also forgotten my phone in my pocket and its gone into the washing machine twice, its fallen from a few stories high and my friend once dropped hers into a bathroom at this club thing and there were lots of people waiting outside :)
ash16 ash16 8 years
Worse than a toilet, I dropped my phone into Lake Ontario, right over a bridge. I had forgotten it was in my back pocket, and I had decided to be smart and sit on the ledge of the bridge. It was a brand new LG Shine!
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Yes, which is why you never EVER should put a phone in your back pants pocket. When have to rush to pee you sometimes forget. Although whats really funny is when it happened it made a loud "plop" noise when it hit the water and the girl in the stall next door yells out "Ewwww...thats disgusting!" I tried to explain but I just laughed.
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