Wednesday, August 19, 2009

...camera woes

On Monday my camera went *splash* into the toilet. Yikes! I immediately took it all apart and dried it as well as I could. A post on Facebook spread my tale of woe to friends and relatives, and I got all kinds of suggestions for my next camera. But my brother Tim said not to give up too quickly--just put the camera in a bag of rice for 24 hours. He had gotten the info here. He dropped his camera in the river last year and said it still takes beautiful pictures. So, with nothing to lose, I gave it a try. And it almost worked. The camera functions, but the pictures have lines through them. Rats. So I'll be camera shopping this fall. (It's not in the budget right now.) In the meantime, I can use my phone camera--but had to make another trip to Tri-Cities today to get it fixed. I've always been able to take pictures with my phone, but could never do anything with them. It wasn't a big deal until...*splash*. (The young man who waited on me thought it odd that I bought the phone last October and just now want the feature fixed. Shrug.)

3 comments:

LimesNow said...

I do not have a need to know EVERY single thing that a device can do. My home dudes and I teach one another different functions of the BlackBerry all the time. It amazes me what they do with it. They can't believe how I utilize mine. It's a beautiful thing. But when I have a need to talk to a techie half my age, with less than half of my brain power and he is condescending because I didn't know the thing could . . . . "Well, son, I didn't purchase it intending it would serve every purpose in my life. I just wanted a cell phone."

Doozyanner said...

The clerk who helped me was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly--not at all condescending. He was surprised that I had waited so long to do something about the issue. I spared him the whole camera-in-the-toilet story. :-)

LimesNow said...

Well, I'm glad he was nice. Sometimes they look at me like I'm a specimen . . . oh, never mind. I don't like to be that grouchy. You can tell I've had a run in or two, huh?