James Whatley just put this up over on his personal blog and while it’s not exactly Whatley Wednesday material, (nor is it, in fact, Wednesday), I still thought I’d publish this piece of comedy for your viewing pleasure:
Over to you Whatley:
That up there ^ is my friend’s iPhone, last week after his dog had got hold of it. Ouch.
Cue much laughter, finger pointing and merriment at his expense.
The iPhone’s screen is strong. But it seems it isn’t that strong…
‘Dave’ is a bit upset about this (I’ve changed his name to save him further embarrassment)
Anyway – after snapping that pic I asked ‘Dave’ if I could blog it, “Sure..” he said, “…and I’ll update you too.”
“Yep. Get this…”
Turns out, after the aforementioned mauling, Dave tried to claim on his home contents insurance. Note: ‘Tried’.
He has since discovered that he can’t actually claim ‘accidental damage’ as the dog did it deliberately.
(clearly a Nokia fan then)
After that Dave tried to claim it on his business insurance. Still no dice. Thing is, this policy doesn’t cover ‘phones‘.
It covers PDAs. Dave is trying to claim the iPhone is a PDA –
“…which it is!” Dave tells me…
However, the insurance company have never had a claim for an iPhone before and what with it having the word ‘Phone’ in its name, Dave’s hitting another brick wall.
Insurance companies can be tough little beggars at the best of times (trust me – I know) but are they in the right in this instance?
Is the iPhone a PDA? Or is it a Phone?
‘Dave’ sold his dog over the weekend.. and I am really, REALLY not kidding.
He was that upset.
So much for man’s best friend…
Looks like the SMS Text News Curse is contagious!