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A Gongey is a special being. Having been created in the fiery furnaces of hell...wait...let me start over.
Back when collars were huge and pants were in the shape of bells I was born. The year was 1977. After 10 long months of gestation I was ready to join the world and make my contribution.
This blog is a record of my life. Good, bad and generally mundane!


Wow, not having a phone for 2.5 weeks is horrible!  Here is the story of my Motorola V3t repair adventure.

Nine months ago I get a new Motorola V3t and I am totally stoked.  It was a great phone.  Four months go by and I drop it in the toilet…full of my pee!  I immediately grab it out of the ‘yellow’ water and yank the battery out as fast as I can.  I wipe it down and dry it off the best I can.  After take the cover off and blowing it out really well with canned air I let it dry for 2 days.  I put everything back together after 2 days and it comes back to life, much to my relief. 
So I am happy for another 3 months and then as I am getting out of my truck I hear a “clank clank”.  I look down and realize I had my phone on my lap and forgot about it.  So as I got out it drops on the nice hard concrete and breaks one of the hinge pieces.  I immediately call warranty support to see if they will replace it.  Well it turns out Motorola doesn’t warranty hinge pieces!  @#%!  One and a half months go by(with a floppy hinged phone) and after a little search on ebay I find a cheap supplier of hinge parts, which I order right away.  The day before the hinge parts arrive I dropped the damn phone again!  This time breaking the ribbon cable so I can’t see my main screen to dial phone book entries. Yay!
I go back to ebay and order a new keypad, which has the ribbon cable connected to it.  A couple of days go by and I decide to go skiing.  I get back from skiing and my feet are sore, so I decide to cook up a warm tub of epsom salt and water.  As I am setting the tub of water on the ground I see my cell phone leap from my shirt pocket towards it’s death.  I can’t do anything except watch as my phone commits suicide into a tub of salt water. Which is extremely bad for electronics of any kind!  After a colorful display of verbiage I grab the phone out of the water and attempt to dry it off.  I wait another day for the drying process to complete, during which time I recieved the keypad.  I take everything apart and put in the new keypad and put everthing back together.  I say a small prayer to the phone Gods and hit the power button…….Nothing…..Then I notice a warming sensation on my hand………The sensation gets more warm to the point of hot/burning.  I realize “oh $@#$” my phone is cooking!  Deciding suicide by salt water is not enough, the phone decides to roast itself alive.  I am furious, sad and a little depressed.  My, pratically, new phone is demolished.  So begins my search for a new one.

Two weeks go by without a phone and I am hating life.  At first it was kind of liberating, but as time went on I found myself wanting to call people to realize I have no damn phone.  I went through 21 years of life without a cell phone and I didn’t know the difference.  Nine years with a cell phone and I turn into a cell-crack addict.  It has turned into such a convenience that I am practically lost without it.  Son of a…..!
Well, needless to say I have my crack(phone) again.  So if anyone called me and I never responded, that would be the reason why.

Let’s hear some of your cellphone horror stories!

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30 Responses to Yay! I am connected again.

  1. mommy gongey says:

    The cell phone in that picture is the one rick has. He bought it for some of the same reasons your phone commit suicide. It is a very TOUGH phone.

  2. mommy gongey says:

    And let’s not forget about the phone Rick dropped in a porta potty shitter. (barf, barf) He actually fished the damn thing out and brought it home. I mean???????what was he thinking!

  3. Undead Gongey says:

    Okay hear my horrors of my phone
    i’ve had it for about a year and a couple monts. Its the strongest phone i swear
    i’m such a butterfingers and my phone is always getting dropped on pavement and hard floors and the only thing thats bad is it had alot of scratches. and the hing is a little loose because of the constant openings of my phone by friends family members and myself to hear the little tinker bell noise.
    anyway so now just barely my phone starts to spazz out and wen i open it it takes FOREVER to get my main screen Its always white or black
    and occasionally works! Grrrrrr
    so yeah i need a new phone. The same one because….. well i dont think anything else besides a steel one would be very strong.

  4. Gongey says:

    I forgot about the port-a-potty thing…that’s NASTY!!!!!

    Yes they need phones that are steel all the way through. Indestructable and water proof so you don’t get poopoo on them.

  5. Debbiegongey says:

    I am changing my name to something easier to remember how to type!
    Any way I have dropped it into a tub of playing children and bath water. I did they same peepee water as Brian. i have found that the best phones to have are nextel phones…my kids have eaten, chewed, thrown, dropped, kicked, tried bending it in ways that it should go…and that thing was like Grampa ivie…it just kept ticking….no signs of issues..NADDA. I loved it. Just wish thier rates were cheaper…we ended up switching to the sprint side and its cheaper phone…I SO MISS MY NEXTEL PHONE!

  6. Undead Gongey says:

    I have a sony walkman phone
    its like a small brick but its great. USED to be reliable untill i started dropping it….. which was…. a week after i got it haha
    okay i lie but it stopped being a good phone after a year

  7. Gongey says:

    Man I remember when Sony Walkmans were just that! Put in your cassette tape and go!

  8. Gongeylittle says:

    Haha that’s old school, okay my horror story is a heart attack a day. Everytime I drop my phone, which is a lot, the battery pops out so i have to put it back together, thankfully it still works. I also have Windows mobile on my phone so it is super super slow. its obnoxious.

  9. Redneck Gongey says:

    I remember when I had my cell in my shirt pocket and was helping my best friend Troy build something, I leaned forward to grab the project and leaned into the vice and heard this awful sound of the screen cracking and the hinges cracking….I went home and told Sue, I do not know which was worse, the busted phone or the having to tell the boss that I needed a new phone.

    I cannot believe kids nowadays, they get these neat little gadgets in the phone and still complain…back in my day we had to walk to the wall uphill both ways. Where this huge thing hung there and then you had to take your finger and turn this rotary looking thing and if you were lucky enough to get the phone (either my big sister was on it or the party line) then you had to stay in the same room (because of this thing called a chord) that tied itself in knots. often my parents or sisters were in the same room so I had no privacy. NOW THAT IS SOMETHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT! Oh and we had no such thing as texting.

  10. Undead Gongey says:

    I’m not complaining about my phone
    it was very reliable. and i’m very grateful for my phone no matter waht kind of P.O.S it is.
    hahah its a good thing my parents got a wireless phone after i became more social with people. that would have sucked

  11. Gongey says:

    Yeah man I was on the tail end of that technology Redneck. I remember spending $110 on a 800 mhz cordless phone, just so I could have one in my room. I remember thinking “HOW COOL IS THIS!” when I was able to talk on the phone and stand on my porch. Now with the gigahertz cordless phones you can walk halfway down the block and still get good reception!

  12. GongimusPrime says:

    My horror stories are caused by my wife and her blasted washing machine. She was doing some wash and left my personal cell phone in my pocket and ended it’s life. 30 days later, Stephanie decided to wash my work phone as well, which happened to be a blackjack I was testing out for work, this is when they were brand new and still pricey, thank goodness for the free replacement of your first broken phone policy at work, or we would have been up the creek.

    The moral to this story, is to double check pockets before washing laundry. We now have a military style pocket check system before washing pants.

  13. Undead Gongey says:

    I cant stand to leave my phone ANYWHERE besides around me
    when i realize my phone isnt there i swear to god i have a mini heart attack.
    Its crazy…. there are to many things you can get addicted to on a cell phone

  14. Gongey says:

    Prime: Yeah that would haved SUCKED if you had to pay for the blackjack.

    Speaking of addicted; I have my new Treo and Mary can’t stop playing the games that I put on it! It’s seriously like video crack to her!!!

  15. mommy gongey says:

    Okay I might sound real uneducated but what is a Treo? And how is the video crack addict doing anyway. You have been a horrible daddy blogger ya know. No belly shots…No doctor appt updates…No how Mary is feeling updates I mean come on we need info. LOL!!!!!

  16. mommy gongey says:

    Oh yeah and when I say we I mean “ME” 🙂

  17. Gongey says:

    A Treo is a smartphone. Look up Treo 680 on google and you will see what phone I have.

    I was saving all the ‘daddy’ info until we had the boy. 😀 I will add a couple of belly shots on iviefamily.com for ya’. How’s that? As far as doctor visits there isn’t much to say. They say “oh she looks great, and she is right on track”. That sums up the last few visits. 😉

  18. Gongeylittle says:

    not too long til you are going to have to start posting!

  19. mommy gongey says:

    Fancy phone!!! Oh yeah and I really expected the update before you had the baby. Seriously I was checking to see if anyone updated gongey.com on you father status and noticed you updated the status of the pregnancy. I got to it a little late:) I still can’t believe your a dad:) I told Shelly this morning and she cried. Anyway congrats!!!

  20. Debbiegongey says:

    Congrats on the beautiful baby boy!

  21. Undead Gongey says:

    thats so funny that they were asking about the baby, good thing you waited!
    congratulations guys, the baby is very cute
    He looks alot like Brian ^.^

  22. Gongey Kong says:

    yeah congrats! Sydnee didn’t tell me about it untill like eight at night and she said she knew from 2nd period! Anyway what name did you decide for him?

  23. Gongey says:

    Elias Kirk Christmas. 🙂

  24. Gongeylittle says:

    Thats awesome! hey, i totally called it! I’m excited for you, im already to see some pictures.

  25. Gongeylittle says:

    *all ready*

  26. Undead Gongey says:

    He’s very cute 🙂
    i cant wait to meet him in person

  27. Gongey Kong says:

    me too. hmm isn’t Elias a little pre-mature though? As far as I know he is dang cute.

  28. Gongey says:

    All pictures can be seen on iviefamily.com/gallery

    Yep he was EXACTLY 1 month early. His due date was Feb. 22 and his birthdate is Jan. 22. 🙂

  29. Gongey Kong says:

    That’s awsome! haha. still it would have been cool if he was born February 29th… Oh well! So that makes him five days old.. that is just so awsome.. jeez. Another little cousin..

  30. Undead Gongey says:

    I am so happy i have another little cousin! yay a little boy i can play with!
    i love little kids ^^

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