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  1. #1
    kl
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    Reach in and try to grab it, of course

    NEW YORK (Reuters) --Cell phone users have been known to complain about poor
    service, but one New York man's mobile literally went down the toilet.

    The man was on a suburban train from Grand Central Station on Wednesday night
    when he went to the bathroom to make a phone call, dropped the phone into the
    toilet bowl and then his hand and arm became stuck trying to retrieve it,
    officials said.

    Metro-North Railroad staff could not help the man, so they stopped the train and
    called police officers and firefighters to extricate him, a process that took 90
    minutes using "jaws of life" rescue equipment.

    "The toilets are made of aluminum so I imagine he was down on hands and knees
    with his shirt rolled up and hand and arm down inside, trying to flush out his
    cell phone," said Jim Cameron of the Connecticut Metro-North commuter council.

    He said that because of the design of the train toilet, the mobile probably
    ended up in a chemical holding tank.

    A spokesman for the railroad that serves the northern suburbs of New York and
    Connecticut identified the man as Edwin Gallard, 41, of New York, who suffered a
    minor injury to his arm as firefighters cut the toilet apart.

    The track was closed and thousands of commuters were delayed during the evening
    rush hour.

    The phone has not yet been recovered.





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  2. #2
    CAT0NHAT
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    Re: If your cell phone falls in the toilet, what you gonna do

    Take it in to your Sprint store for a PRL update.



  3. #3
    Martin Underwood
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    Re: If your cell phone falls in the toilet, what you gonna do

    "kl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Reach in and try to grab it, of course
    >
    > NEW YORK (Reuters) --Cell phone users have been known to complain about

    poor
    > service, but one New York man's mobile literally went down the toilet.


    I liked the statement that 'the rail company was "not particularly
    interested" in going through the toilet's waste tank to retrieve the lost
    phone'. And would the customer *really* want it back after he knew what it
    had been "marinated" in?






  4. #4
    JRW
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    Re: If your cell phone falls in the toilet, what you gonna do

    kl wrote:

    > Reach in and try to grab it, of course
    >
    > NEW YORK (Reuters) --Cell phone users have been known to complain about poor
    > service, but one New York man's mobile literally went down the toilet.
    >
    > The man was on a suburban train from Grand Central Station on Wednesday night
    > when he went to the bathroom to make a phone call, dropped the phone into the
    > toilet bowl and then his hand and arm became stuck trying to retrieve it,
    > officials said.


    Bet that was a flushing experience.




  5. #5
    Candide
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    Re: If your cell phone falls in the toilet, what you gonna do

    X-No-archive: yes

    According to local television news, Metro North is considering suing the
    man in question for damages caused by rerouting trains/passenger delays/
    etc, not to mention the costs of the work crew with blow torches cutting
    apart the WC.

    Candide


    "Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It's
    cheaper."
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    "Martin Underwood" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "kl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Reach in and try to grab it, of course
    > >
    > > NEW YORK (Reuters) --Cell phone users have been known to complain

    about
    > poor
    > > service, but one New York man's mobile literally went down the

    toilet.
    >
    > I liked the statement that 'the rail company was "not particularly
    > interested" in going through the toilet's waste tank to retrieve the

    lost
    > phone'. And would the customer *really* want it back after he knew

    what it
    > had been "marinated" in?
    >
    >
    >






  6. #6
    Railroadman
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    Re: If your cell phone falls in the toilet, what you gonna do

    On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 22:18:58 -0500, "Candide"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >X-No-archive: yes
    >
    >According to local television news, Metro North is considering suing the
    >man in question for damages caused by rerouting trains/passenger delays/
    >etc, not to mention the costs of the work crew with blow torches cutting
    >apart the WC.
    >
    >Candide
    >

    What many may not realize is that those modern retention toilets on
    many cars (I am most familiar with Amtrak Superliners) will shutdown
    on the entire car, if something indigestible goes into one toilet.
    Last year, returning on the Sunset Ltd. from Houston, someone had put
    a diaper in a toilet on 0230 west of SanAntonio. It was finally fixed
    at NewOrleans after several attempts elsewhere, and it cost a 2 hour
    delay at NewOrleans.
    Design Flaw, Perhaps, but those are the same toilets that are used on
    the high and mighty airliners.

    Railroadman



  7. #7
    Phil Kane
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    Re: If your cell phone falls in the toilet, what you gonna do

    On Sat, 01 Nov 2003 02:38:22 GMT, JRW wrote:

    >> The man was on a suburban train from Grand Central Station on Wednesday night
    >> when he went to the bathroom to make a phone call, dropped the phone into the
    >> toilet bowl and then his hand and arm became stuck trying to retrieve it,
    >> officials said.

    >
    >Bet that was a flushing experience.


    But he wasn't on the Flushing Line.....

    --
    ===> Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please <===

    Phil Kane -- Beaverton, Oregon
    PNW Milepost 754 -- Tillamook District






  8. #8
    Tony Bailey
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    Re: If your cell phone falls in the toilet, what you gonna do

    "kl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > He said that because of the design of the train toilet, the mobile

    probably
    > ended up in a chemical holding tank.
    >



    Does this mean that its interred?

    --
    Tony Bailey
    Mercury Travel Books





  9. #9
    Scott in Aztlan
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    Re: If your cell phone falls in the toilet, what you gonna do

    On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 22:54:44 +0000, kl <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Reach in and try to grab it, of course


    Not too long ago I heard a story where several people died when a girl dropped
    her cell phone down into an outhouse pit. She paid some guy to go in and
    retrieve it; he was overcome by the fumes. A second guy went in after the first
    guy; he, too, was overcome. Both died. IIRC, a third person was also
    killed/injured.

    --
    When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my Grandfather did -
    not screaming like the passengers in his car.



  10. #10
    mrtravel
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    Re: If your cell phone falls in the toilet, what you gonna do



    Tony Bailey wrote:

    > "kl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>He said that because of the design of the train toilet, the mobile

    >
    > probably
    >
    >>ended up in a chemical holding tank.


    > Does this mean that its interred?
    >


    I am guessing this is one place you aren't going to hear the Verizon
    going, "Do you hear me now?"




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    JRW
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    Re: If your cell phone falls in the toilet, what you gonna do

    Phil Kane wrote:

    > On Sat, 01 Nov 2003 02:38:22 GMT, JRW wrote:
    >
    >>Bet that was a flushing experience.

    >
    >
    > But he wasn't on the Flushing Line.....
    >


    I concede, your double-entendre beats mine.




  12. #12
    mrtravel
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    Re: If your cell phone falls in the toilet, what you gonna do



    JRW wrote:

    > Phil Kane wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat, 01 Nov 2003 02:38:22 GMT, JRW wrote:
    >>
    >>> Bet that was a flushing experience.

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> But he wasn't on the Flushing Line.....
    >>

    >
    > I concede, your double-entendre beats mine.
    >


    Both cheeks.....




  13. #13
    David Ng
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    Re: If your cell phone falls in the toilet, what you gonna do


    "Martin Underwood" <[email protected]> wrote in message =
    news:[email protected]
    > "kl" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Reach in and try to grab it, of course
    > >
    > > NEW YORK (Reuters) --Cell phone users have been known to complain =

    about
    > poor
    > > service, but one New York man's mobile literally went down the =

    toilet.
    >=20
    > I liked the statement that 'the rail company was "not particularly
    > interested" in going through the toilet's waste tank to retrieve the =

    lost
    > phone'. And would the customer *really* want it back after he knew =

    what it
    > had been "marinated" in?
    >=20

    Well, given the fact that he actually stuck his hand down that =
    "****-hole" to retrieve it, he really wanted it back whatever seeped =
    into his phone.

    Personally, if my cell phone jumps off of me into that toilet hole =
    (hopefully not) I would report it lost and get a replacement =
    immediately. At least I will have a brand new phone and better cellular =
    phone.



  14. #14
    Philip Nasadowski
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    Re: If your cell phone falls in the toilet, what you gonna do

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (Railroadman) wrote:

    > Design Flaw, Perhaps, but those are the same toilets that are used on
    > the high and mighty airliners.


    which have sepperate breakers for the toilet. Why they couldn't put a
    $10 circuit braker on the Superliner's one, is beyond me...
    --
    To email me, chage 'usermale' to 'usermail'.



  15. #15
    Hans-Joachim Zierke
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    Re: If your cell phone falls in the toilet, what you gonna do


    kl schrieb:


    > Metro-North Railroad staff could not help the man, so they stopped the train and
    > called police officers and firefighters to extricate him, a process that took 90
    > minutes using "jaws of life" rescue equipment.


    So he'll sue the railroad, due to the badly designed toilet?

    Hans-Joachim



    --
    Also bitte, er [Lenin, Anm. des .sig-Erstellers] wäre stolz gewesen. Stammt doch
    von ihm das hehre Motto "Ein Plan ist kein Dogma, sondern nur eine Anleitung zum
    Handeln." Ein schöner Zug von der DBAG, daß auch sie dieses Motto für ihre Fahr-
    pläne übernommen hat. Dirk Moebius



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