I'm very careful not to use my phone when I'm in the toilet -- I've heard horror stories from friends who dropped their precious only to watch it fall in a dark pool of waste. Would I reach in there and pick my phone up? I don't know, maybe just to grab the sim card out of it. I love my phone, I'm addicted to it, but do I love it that much?
According to the Los Angeles Times' Salvador Rodriguez, research indicates that 59% of smartphone owners love their phones so much that they would actually reach into the toilet and fish it out. Gah! Gross! And I'd be one of them!
[...] and that isn't the only crazy thing they'd do if they were faced with the prospect of losing their device.
The survey shows that about three in five people would turn to questionable methods to retrieve their phones. A specific example is going through the garbage if their phone got lost, which 63% of people said they would do.
Some said they'd put themselves in harm's way for their phones. This includes 25% saying they would fight a thief, 17% saying they would venture onto a train track or into a tunnel for their phone and 12% saying they would even run into traffic to get their device back.
Also in the survey were some statistics about where people lose their phones. More than half of the survey's respondents said they have lost their phones on public transportation and nearly a quarter have left them at a bar or club.