Never let your wife take your ipad to wait on a iphone 4 line.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Mrbill317, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Mrbill317 macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2007
    Well.... Short Story
    I let her take my iPad to wait in a 4 hour iphone line in Lehigh PA , She went to move her chair and dropped my 2 week old ipad right on the corner.

    I was livid. Thankfully it didnt break the screen. It landed on the cement and it was in a marware case but that doesnt keep it safe.
  2. neil1980 macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2008
    **** happens I guess... Bit OTT being "livid" mind
  3. rKunda macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    My wife is very 'careless' with tech stuff too, and it's frustrating. "Livid" might be somewhat of an overreaction, though. She didn't do it on purpose. She's your equal, not your child. Don't treat her like one.
  4. Mrbill317 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2007

    She gave it to my 5 year old to hold and he dropped it.
    No more kids using it , unless they are on the bed , surrounded by pillows.

  5. allmIne macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2008
    United Kingdom
    That's totally different to your OP, lol.

    Nevertheless - unlucky dude :(
  6. beavo451 macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2006
    Was it broken? If not, "upset" is understandable, but "livid" is way over the top.
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    Who's Fully?
  8. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    The screen didn't break and it was in a case. I don't get it - was it damaged in some way?
  9. Lyle macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2003
    Madison, Alabama
    Your So Silly.
  10. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    What's "So Silly?"

  11. nj-mac-user macrumors 6502


    Jun 1, 2009
    She probably dropped it on purpose for making her wait in line.
  12. ItsThatKush macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2010
    West Palm Beach, FL
    i dont let anyone touch my electronics. yes i am married. she knows better :)
  13. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2007
    while waiting in line for the iphone yesterday, there was a dad pushing his baby around in a stroller. the baby was using a freakin ipad. hilarious.
  14. LaNex macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2010
    I bet she tells her friends the same about you and her knickers. :)
  15. kutsushita macrumors regular


    May 9, 2010

    my girl isnt a techie at ALL. she stands by her samsung black jack 2 and its build quality (and even then she hates that compared to her original black jack 1 but had to settle on 2 when they stopped making the first one.) she drops her phone almost every time she gets out of our suv, and KNOWS she shouldnt use my ipad unless shes in our carpeted apt near the bed or couch, or has it grounded on a table while we're at work (we work together.) good girl. she scares me sometimes. ffffuuu im drunk. /rant.
  16. Zazoh macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    San Antonio, Texas
    There are a few posts in this thread that use LOL when the words written are not funny. Have others noticeed this trend?

    It doesn't sound like the iPad was damaged.
  17. 0101001 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2010
    Give her the bent iPad and go buy another for yourself.
  18. Kenn Marks macrumors regular

    Kenn Marks

    Dec 22, 2005
    A 4 Hour line?

    I was at the same location but my line took 10 1/2 hours to purchase my iP4 and the group around me were waving our iPads every time the line moved, we used our Vuvuzella App to encouage those new purchaserers and maybe our surrounding waiters were "livid" after 10 hrs in the heat and wished our batteries had died hours before.
    As for others using our tech stuff I have eight grandkids 20mo to 12 years and they all get to play with Grandpas toys almost since birth (TickleMe App) and only the 11 & 12 year old are allowed to use the iBowl and Lightsabre Apps. When I take the opportunity to watch a families worth of Grandkids almost the first thing out of their mouths is Grandpa "May we play on your iPhone / iPad" then the TV goes off and some sit and read some of my Gutenburg books while the younger ones do numbers, shapes, colors, math and other educational games (they're learning but think they're playing a great game) the kids asked to read before doing iHunt or CroMag realize that it's learning not just iPxx fun time. As for the wife it's still up in the air if she'll take and use my old Gen 1 iPhone and finally dump her 5 yr old Nokia. I had bought her a 4Gig unit in 2007 as they were being discontinued fit that Christmas but she had me sell it and said she wasn't interested. So goes tech in my family.
  19. Baracus macrumors member

    May 26, 2010
    That sounds like a living nightmare... and the 10.5 hour queue couldn't have been much fun either ;p
  20. btrav13 macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2010
    I will let my wife use mine, but she knows how I am about my tech toys, so she is always very careful. Our kids however, are completely off limits unless they are in my lap...and even then I'm too nervous to ever let them have more than a couple minutes on it.
  21. ChocolateApple macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2010
    New York
    Sometimes we know the risks of sharing our expensive things, but we assume nothing will happen because after all, nothing has happened yet. When something DOES happen, we're like "Doh!"

    I too let someone ride an expensive transportation thing I have (guided, but she diverted and went off on her own), and she rode it directly into a wall, mildly damaging the wall and tire. My days of allowing people to use that plus my iPhone and iPad are over.

    If they think you're being stingy, well, they have to understand that at the end of the day, after they break something, they say "sorry," but you have to pay for it.
  22. ChocolateApple macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2010
    New York
    Mom Learns the iPhone is Not a Toy

    I bought my mom an iPhone 3G in '08. As it was a gift, I don't think she ever realized the value. I even had to guide her to get a case.

    Fast-forward over time. She babysits my cousin's baby. One day I asked my mom to look at something I'd sent on her iPhone. She said that the baby had been playing with it, so she didn't know where it was!! She eventually found it, but I had to let her know that if she was ineligible for an upgrade, a replacement would cost a LOT of money, and therefor was not a toy!!!

    She has since stopped letting the kid play with it, and is also getting the iPhone 4.
  23. touchmonkey macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    OP: That's what you get for being married.
    "Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same."---Oscar Wilde
  24. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    Next time, pre-ordering your new iPhone XX should be your friend!
  25. advres Guest


    Oct 3, 2003
    I fixed that for you... :D

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