Kayla was just now doing her workout in front of the TV. Her cell phone started receiving text messages from her friends, so she decided to turn it off, so as to not be distracted. She kept on doing the workout while she was turning it off, though, so she had it in her hand while she performed an arm-swinging thing.
And lost her grip on the cell phone. Which went flying across the living room, and hit the TV smack in the center of the screen. I was in the kitchen at the time, and heard a sharp “CRACK.” The sound kept going on the workout, but the picture went completely dark. After a few moments, the sound went away. And now there’s a nice spider-web network of cracks on the screen.
I don’t think this is covered by the warranty.
Kayla is inconsolable, and thinks I hate her, or something. She won’t stop crying. I made her put the flash drive with the workout program into her netbook and get back to the exercises, but I don’t hate her. The truth is, I’m in a little bit of shock, and not entirely sure how I feel about what happened. The TV was a Samsung 59" HDTV Smart TV with 3D, and would cost about $1500 to replace, but I got it for free in a radio contest. The only money I actually spent was a hundred bucks for a wall mount.
But I DO feel that this is karmic payback for all the schadenfreude I was enjoying in Elections today.
damn that sucks. If I had done something like that when I was a kid, my dad would have been unhinged. Of course, he became unhinged if I spilt a glass of milk at the dinner table.
So, kudos to you for not overreacting, yelling at her, telling her she was grounded for a month, and sending her to her room crying (that happened to me when I accidentally broke our pet snake’s aquarium in a similar innocent mistake).
Not everyone can afford/ sees the point in purchasing it. If you don’t have too many nice things then for most people there isn’t a high incentive to purchase it. Particularly when the payout vs premium rates are so poor.