Tricks Up His Sleeve

I must admit, Erik is a pretty crafty guy. I can’t tell you how many situations he’s gotten himself out of that most people couldn’t (or wouldn’t even bother).

So last night when I got home we headed out to attempt to replace his phone without having to buy a whole new phone. He had an idea though, as he always does.

He looked up some stuff online and found out that the first thing they look for when you say your phone isn’t working is the battery. If the battery got wet then there is this place on your phone that will be marked pink. So Erik switched his battery with mine (his still works though it’s the phone that doesn’t) and we went to Circuit City.

We waited a while and then Erik talked to a woman who immediately took out the battery on his phone and inspected it. Then she handed him back the phone and told him to either call a number that she gave us or to go to the wireless company that was down the road.

We decided it was better to get the phone sooner rather than later so we went right over there and did the whole schpeel again. This time the guy didn’t even check anything but instead looked to see if he had the phone in stock and luckily he did. We waited 15 minutes and had a brand new phone without having to pay a penny.

But then — we get to the car and he asks me to call his phone to see if it works. I’d specifically left my phone in the car in order not to make it more complicated. I then noticed my phone wasn’t where I left it and immediately got very worried.

Suddenly Erik pulls another phone out of his coat pocket and we see that it was the OLD BROKEN PHONE and I am suddenly like “did you give MY phone to the guy??” Of course he jumps out of the car and heads back to the store at that point. I come in afterwards and while Erik did give the guy my phone it was worked out and I got it back :dazed:

So everything worked out and in the end and as usual he got himself out of another sticky situation.

  1. NYC Watchdog

    November 30, 2006 at 6:41 pm

    Wow. That is some serious crafty stuff you guys cooked up. As long as in the end there is a working phone… its all good!

  2. Robin

    November 30, 2006 at 6:55 pm

    Yes, just as good as the one before :cheesy:

  3. Heather B

    December 3, 2006 at 3:25 am

    I just remember this happened to you guys, when I just went online to upgrade my phone and had to check for this. Glad it all got worked out…

  4. Robin

    December 3, 2006 at 10:34 am

    Good thing. Just make sure you keep it away from water.

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