Last weekend I went to the beach, to Alicante. My sister, who lives in London, had come with her husband and their baby to a wedding. While they were in the wedding, my parents, other sister and I, acted as nannies for little Nico. We decided to go to the beach to properly start the Summer season. It was th
e first time that Pipa, my dog, yeah, the hipster one, went to the beach. Such important event needed to be recorded for the future, so I snapped as many pictures I could with my phone.
At a time, I had to run after the baby, as he was running deeper into the sea. Nico was fine, giggling and making cute baby noises, my phone ended deep into the water. I left Nico with my mum, and ran to dry the phone as best as I could. I have heard many times that if you put a soaked device into rice, the rice will retain the humidity and it could be fixed. I also have heard another funnier explanation for this remedy, if you leave the bowl with dry rice, at night the rice will attract Asians who will fix your electronics for you.
Nevertheless, when we arrived home, I say to myself, why not give it a try? It could not be worse, after all it has been full of seawater and sand.
I left the phone without the battery all night inside the bowl of rice, prayed to the broken devices god and went to bed. The day after I reassembled it, and it was working!
I was so pleased that jumped and did a little happy dance. Thanks God for good old home remedies that actually work!