A recent flight to the Hunter Valley has proven rather unsuccessful, after not only managing to enable ’Blind Mode’ and ‘Hearing Aid Mode’ on my brand new Iphone, but also somehow forgetting to close the lid on my liquid soap dispenser before packing my toiletries.
Now I’m well aware that I have been known to have the occassional ‘mind blank’ from time to time and I know it has been quite a few years since I’ve had to pack for a flight, but closing the lid on your liquid soap dispenser is just plain common sense. Obviously after todays episode though, common sense is definately something that I am lacking.
In regards to closing my soap dispenser properly, that was clearly something I could have prevented. Luckily though, by the time we got to the hotel and I noticed the leakage, my giant pillow that was shoved in the top of my suitcase had managed to soak up most of the mess. Not so lucky for my pillow it seems, but after a night of air drying it all turned out okay in the end.
The Iphone issue though, let’s be honest, there is not a single thing I could have done to prevent that one. Even now, I still couldn’t tell you what happened and to be honest I don’t really think I could do it again if I tried. All I know is that with absolutely no idea what I actually did and even less of an idea on how to fix it, I was in quite a pickle.
Should this have happened back at home, I’m sure a simple visit to google and the problem would have been solved, but no, of course my lovely brand new Iphone decided to wait until we were a million miles away in the Hunter Valley to start playing tricks on me. Not only did he wait until we were a million miles from home though, but he had the nerve to wait until our had flight landed and all of the Optus shops were closed.
Thankyou Mr. Iphone, your kindness was much appreciated.
As you can imagine, it didn’t take long before I found myself slowly going insane. No key would work unless you touched it twice and even then it was still luck of the draw whether it would work or not. Oh, and just in case that wasn’t enough irritation for the day, a lovely little lady with quite a high pitched voice had to repeat every button that I touched, twice.
So after hours of double tapping, listening to the worlds most annoying female voice repeat the name of every single key that I touched, I was just about ready to jump off the edge. Which, lucky for me, was about where my knight in shining armor came to the rescue.
My amazing Boyfriend who was of course back home at the time, Googled what I had mistakenly done and was able to give me step by step instructions on how to clean up the mess I had made. It appeared that somehow I had managed to activate voice over, auto text, hearing aid mode and of course last but definately not least, triple click for the home menu. It was a zoo.
All of this occurred accidently of course, simply because I tried to turn my phone off in a hurry before boarding the plane. Like I said before, technology really is out to get me.
Needless to say, I’ve been more than a little careful with the buttons that I choose to press since then.