Thursday, March 15, 2007

iPod vs washing machine

Late Sunday evening, I was putting Carly's laundry from the washing mashine into the dryer so she would have her favorite outfit ready to wear Monday morning. As I pulled out the clothes I came across a set of head phones. "Hmmmmm" I thought. "That sure does look like iPod ear buds. " I kept pulling out clothes and lo and behold......her iPod at the bottom of the washer.

"AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!" my mind was racing! "All that money!! Wasted!! Down the drain. I am never buying her another one!"

I broke the news to her the next day. She was very sad. I put it in my pocket so I would remember to put it in my car in the warm sunshine, hoping it would dry out. I inadvertantly kept it in my pocket all day and maybe that was a good thing, because I am one hot mama you know. ;o)

I googled this problem and found out something strange: as far as water encounters for iPods, the "best" one is with a washing mashine. Why?? The spin cycle and clean water.

I plugged the iPod into the computer last night and what do you think happened??

IT POWERED UP!! I was totally shocked and amazed. I am an Apple lover forever.

There was an article in our local news paper that basically said that Apple was the best because their stuff "just works". That is very true. We bought Carly a lesser known mp3 player and it was so stinkin hard to figure out that we just took the blasted thing back and said, "We are too dumb to work this." Apple just works. You plug it in and it works. End of story. We are happy Joes now!

iPod vs Washing mashine WINNER: Apple iPod!!!

PS Do not try this at home. This accidental experiment was performed by fruit (CarlyJo) that didn't fall from tree (Me).


  1. oh, you had me on my toes!! Glad it still worked, and it's clean, too. :o)

  2. Wow! That is definitely a selling point for ipod, especially with as many different things that get run through the washer at our house. Gameboy games will also continue to work if you give them time to dry out.

  3. hmmmm. well guess what?, I'm already having to send dyls back to them, and he barely had it a week....glad yours is not a lemon!!

  4. I was afraid to read.
    What a relief to hear that it still works and is okay.
    Hubby once dropped his cell phone in a lake. It still worked too!
    Happy St.Patrick's Day!
    Huggles and Love,

  5. Write to APPLE. They might give you big bux for your testimonial...
    hee hee


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