Categories Questions Have you ever spilled water on something valuable? Post author By Chris Tingom Post date April 11, 2007 12 Comments on Have you ever spilled water on something valuable? I haven’t, but I’ve come very close at times. By Chris Tingom Principal of Tornado Design, a Phoenix, AZ based web consultancy View Archive → ← Hurry Up and Fail → Russian reversal 12 replies on “Have you ever spilled water on something valuable?” Yeeeeah. It wasn’t water, but I spilled an entire glass of orange juice on my 1-week old Apple Wireless Keyboard…goodbye 70 bucks. I spilled water on my foot. When i worked as a tech at CompUSA back in the day, a lady came in with a laptop that she had spilled a full glass of Jim Bean into. Oi vey! Our antique table!!… Just this morning, my 5 year old spilled a full glass of water on the dining room table – she’s not allowed to have cups filled past 1/2 for that reason, she can always go back for more. Anyway, she cleaned up as best a 5 year old can do, but lac… Having too small kids, I am usually greatly relieved when it’s only water that has been spilled. Rather, I prefer to leave my small valuables in a shirt or pants pocket and then forget about them until after the load of laundry has been done. uugggh — two small kids I didn’t necessarily spill the water, but… just shortly after moving to Italy, I was itching to use my computer productively to realize some ideas. Over the next 3 months, the water-cooling pipes in the computer burst 4 TIMES, taking 2 to 3 components to the grave every time. After effectively purchasing 4 brand new high-end computers, and at my last wit’s end (and dollar), the problem was finally solved. Two days later, the internet service went out for 3 months… Water and I do not get along. No, but I’ve had an entire large (16oz) glass of milk spilled on *me* while I was sitting in a restaurant waiting for my meal. I was wearing a (ugly) black leather jacket at the time which highlighted the white milk nicely. The poor waiter was mortified. I felt bad for him. All I could say was “was it something I said?”. I took it as a sign that it was time to ditch the jacket which I did. orange juice down the back of the telly – very sticky and non working now! My dad spilt a glass of water near my brand new macbookpro. I grabbed it quickly off the table. But some of it had got in the back. I held it upside down as water dripped out. Not much but a little. I left it standing on its side overnight in a warm room. And in the morning it was fine. Phew! Ironically, I spilt APPLE CIDER on my Apple ‘Pismo’ Powerbook back in the day. As expected, it freaked out, but only for a day! The next morning, I popped all of the keys out, wiped the thing down with a Clorox Cleansing Wipe as best I could, popped the keys back in and voila! Good as new if not better. Maybe the cider give it extra magical powers. That machine was awesome until I sold it to upgrade to a Titanium Powerbook and so on. I have spilled glasses of water into my keyboard and on my mouse more times thatn I can count. Funny thing, though, it’s not often that this actually ruins them. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.