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RatCreature ([personal profile] ratcreature) wrote2016-11-07 03:22 pm
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I should not have read while walking. I stumbled over some uneven pavement and fell down. I didn't hurt myself too badly, mostly my hands, one wrist and both my knees are scaped up, but my ebook reader was destroyed. :((( Also my trousers, but I mostly feel the loss of my ereader.

I mean, I feel lucky that I didn't break my right wrist -- I awkwardly landed on that since that hand was holding the ereader and scraped its outside, but I guess the device absorbed quite a bit of force (it actually bent and partly shattered). Or damaged my new glasses which were far more expensive than my ereader.

But still. I really liked that ereader, and it wasn't that old either.

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[personal profile] king_touchy 2016-11-07 05:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh no!! I mean, sure, things could have been worse, but it sucks to lose a gadget, damn it!
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[personal profile] bluemeridian 2016-11-07 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh nooooo! :(
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[personal profile] bluemeridian 2016-11-07 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh man, that is so true. On the one hand, I do like shiny tech, but on the other hand, the pre-buying research is SUCH a pain. Reviews are great, especially at pulling out the issues on things like buggy firmware, but it seems to double the headache involved until you just want to resort to random dart throws for the decision making!
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[personal profile] madripoor_rose 2016-11-07 07:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh yikes! Glad you weren't hurt...too much.

Another point for paperbacks, I guess. They bounce!
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[personal profile] sholio 2016-11-07 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh NO! That is one destroyed ereader, all right. :( Also, ouch! There might not be anything broken, but that sounds terribly unpleasant. I hope all the bruises and scrapes heal up quickly.

Since I have a general habit of walking and reading, this is something I'd better keep in mind ...
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[personal profile] lilacsigil 2016-11-08 06:41 am (UTC)(link)
Ouch! I hope your knee is okay. I guess I should feel lucky that my vertigo prevents me from reading while moving at all, or this would be me!
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[personal profile] sealie 2016-11-08 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
did you take out any insurance? or if you bought it with a credit card does that have any accidental damage cover in the small print?

also, potentially, the breakage of the e-reader actually meant that your wrist didn't break?