Woman experiences horrifying and hilarious ordeal when she drops her phone off balcony
Dropping your phone is every millennial's worst nightmare. There's that spine-chilling moment between dropping it and turning it over, where you proceed to look like this:
And then you realise that yes, it has cracked into a thousand tiny pieces that are now falling off into your fingers.
But imagine enjoying a nice evening on your balcony, taking the perfect Instagrammable shot of the sunset, and then DROPPING your phone onto the balcony below yours.
Well that's exactly what happened to Twitter user Liz Bertorelli, who tweeted this hellish NIGHTMARE:
What did I do tonight? Oh ya know, dropped my phone off balcony to the unit below. Watchin' notifications roll in from afar is devastating. pic.twitter.com/o9lR3iqehc— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 4, 2017
You read that right. She dropped her phone off of her balcony onto the one below, and then decided to tweet the entire ordeal from her laptop.
I know you're thinking 'this isn't that bad, she can just go downstairs, knock and ask for it back?' Except that she tried that, and no one was in.
At this point, she tried a more old fashioned means of communication:
Update: I threw a note with another phone number to contact, it landed right on their table. Here's hoping 🤞— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 4, 2017
She dropped a note down that landed perfectly on their table, hoping that they would see this upon their return and give her phone back.
People began tweeting her some pretty creative suggestions that she could try in the mean time, including dropping a cat onto the balcony and calling the fire brigade
3rd floor? Do you have a spare cat you could drop to the balcony? ... The fire department would fetch the cat and ..😏— Tracie (@TracieSeattle) October 4, 2017
To which she replied:
I have a chubby french bulldog. Might do the trick.— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 4, 2017
Deciding against plunging her helpless dog to it's potential death to rescue her phone, she then sent a further update that her note had blown away:
Update: Noooo, note blew off the table. Its very windy this morning and might rain, nice. pic.twitter.com/D0gmbn03SX— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 4, 2017
Now noteless, and back to square one, Liz then considered sending down her drone to ... check on her phone??
Should I send my drone down? Y OR N? pic.twitter.com/gc8Awvz6Lc— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 4, 2017
Liz tried knocking again, only to come to a horrific, horrific realisation:
Knocked, nobody's home. If they're on vacation....— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 4, 2017
Still unable to rescue her beloved, she had to go to work lonely and phoneless:
Update: At work without my iPhone, seeing everyone else with their iPhones. Feeling lost and alone 💔📱— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 4, 2017
And things only went from bad to worse, as the weather started to deteriorate, with her phone still exposed to the elements on the balcony:
Update: It's going to storm and my iPhone is still trapped on a third floor balcony. May the odds be ever in your favour, sweet prince ⛈📱 pic.twitter.com/MDSTIzbJb2— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 4, 2017
☔️ GREAT, IT STARTED RAINING YA'LL ☔️— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 4, 2017
Actual footage of me trying to save my iPhone: pic.twitter.com/IZGD4x3KwP
Liz went silent for a while, leading many to assume she was either in mourning, or had got her phone back:
Did you get your phone back?— Peter (@PeteYourDoom) October 4, 2017
Update: I have officially gone 16 hrs without my iPhone and I'm still alive and well just really miss signing into @instagram.— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 4, 2017
Update: Just got home, iPhone got rained on and even my dog is fucked up about all of this. She has a damn Instagram account to run 📸🐶 pic.twitter.com/gL0moCFRls— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 4, 2017
Update: Went to knock on neighbours door for the 3rd time, no luck. They're either on vacation, always working or always sleeping 💁— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 4, 2017
With still no one answering her desperate knocks at the door, she lowered down a plastic bag to at least save her phone further water damage:
Update: Neighbours still aren't home. IT IS POURING. Deploying bag on string to shield from water damage 💦 pic.twitter.com/PL86kzNjwu— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 4, 2017
Which amazingly, was still working:
Update: My sweet prince is ALIVE even after 19hours alone. Look at those notifications 😇📱 pic.twitter.com/vOVGPSPDFt— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 4, 2017
Having tried knocking, calling the owners of the building and even her drone, there was nothing left to do except get drunk and go to bed:
Update: LIQUID HELP AND MORAL SUPPORT HAS ARRIVED 🥂🍾 pic.twitter.com/IAliYFMbvy— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 4, 2017
The final update has seen Liz go to bed, with her phone still left outside alone:
Update: It's very dark outside now, my iPhone is still alive and lighting up from below. We will see what tomorrow brings 📱😴— Liz Bertorelli (@liznlbee) October 5, 2017
Sadly there is yet to be a conclusion to this whirlwind ordeal. I don't know why I'm so emotionally invested in this story, but the minute we get an answer, we'll keep you all posted.