Okay. Deep breath. Turn away if you’re squeamish. Here comes the confession…
I tweet on the toilet.
There, I’ve said it. Wrinkle your nose in disgust if you must, but don’t tell me you’ve never taken your phone into the toilet with you. If phones weren’t designed for reading on the toilet, then why do they have the Kindle e-book app? Like I have time to read any place other than the bathroom. Back in my Dad’s day I would have taken the newspaper, or a dog-eared paperback. But I’m a modern man, connected, in-touch, linked-up and fully digital. I have a status to update, comments to respond to, and funny pictures of kittens to re-tweet. If I don’t do it while taking a little respite from the children, when would I? (I know, as a man, I am able to go to the toilet without the children following me. Some Mums may not be able to enjoy this experience!)
Apple knows you’re going to take your iPhone into the toilet. That’s why they warn you not to get it wet. They know you are likely to. I am not precisely sure why you can’t get it wet. There is probably some logical reason, like it makes the phone stop working. But a part of me wants it to be because if you get an iPhone wet it will multiply, like Gizmo in the film Gremlins. And phones growing new phones – FOR FREE – is just bad business.
I just wanted to confess that. You can follow me on twitter here. As you read my tweets think about this post. You can thank me for the mental picture later!
Where do you squeeze out your social media time? When is the most productive time for you?
I’m linking up with My Home Truths for I Must Confess and One Mother Hen for Open Slather Monday.
Ha ha, my hubby won’t go to the bathroom unless he has his phone with him, he often searches frantically for it as he rushes to do the business! You men crack me up! Happy Monday Nathan, Emily
Cheers! You have a good week.
Yep I am on to the whole quiet time is best found on the toilet, I learnt from my hubs! I have always been fortunate that the kids here totally get toilet time so we tend to use and abuse it as much as possible
Well, I’m glad it’s not just the guys that get to use this trick, then! You obviously have the kids well trained. 🙂
You know there is a word for that, and a whole group of us. We call ourselves loobloggers, and even had a button on display for a while.
Welcome to the crew Nathan 🙂
FYI, I totally wrote that from the toilet 😉
FYI, I imagine everyone on the toilet when they tweet, just as par for the course. 🙂
Hi Nathan, Thanks for that confession before breakfast (i am on Perth time) and I hope you washed your hands after! Ha ha. Very brave of you to announce that on the internet. Can’t wait for the confession next week: these just get more and more interesting
I endeavour to wash my hands, but when you’re holding a phone that cannot get wet there are some compromises to be made… 🙂
Why do they only ever follow ME into the toilet? What’s up with that? And what is this mythical respite from the children notion?
Remind me to NEVER answer or touch your phone from here on in… 🙂
Thanks for playing honey!
What! You’ve been touching my phone? 😛
I thought straight away of you accidentely dropping it down the dunny. But good work of making good use of opportunity when you have the peace and quiet. Why didn’t I think of that. Reminds me of working with teenagers who would disappear to the loo for 10 minutes, frantically texting to friends. I will be thinking of you sitting on the throne when I see a tweet from you from now on though 🙂
Yes. Throne. Commanding the internet from my royal seat… 😉
I am such a klutz I would drop it for sure … so no tweeting from the loo for me!
No worries, get a lanyard for your phone, then there is no fear of an accidental dunking!
Nathan this is priceless. I’ve actually LOL’d! As someone who just doesn’t get the whole ‘reading in the bogger’ thing this makes sense now that you’ve explained the ‘respite from children’ thing (no I don’t have kids – obviously!).
I, like redlandcitygirl, would worry about dropping said iDevice in the bogger (my sister did this once at the airport just as she flushed – phone gone forever).
Also gives me an idea for another blog perhaps – The Bogger Blogger! I’m sure it wouldn’t be too straining to read!
Excellent idea – a little light reading for one’s downtime!
Doesn’t everyone!?!?!? Honestly, how did we do *anything* before mobile phones to keep us occupied!?
I know. Imagine how empty our lives would be without them! 🙂