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Jewish Dad Almost Lets His Kid Drown While Trying To Save His Cell Phone

A routine weekend BBQ with the kids turns into a near fatal tragedy for one divorced father of two boys. A word of advice to parents everywhere: Never let your kids swim after filling them up on hot dogs. Oh, … Read More

By / February 20, 2007

A routine weekend BBQ with the kids turns into a near fatal tragedy for one divorced father of two boys.

A word of advice to parents everywhere: Never let your kids swim after filling them up on hot dogs. Oh, yeah. Also don't let your younger kid into a pool unchaperoned if he can't swim and turn away from him to assist your older son with the hot tub jets. It's a recipe for disaster.

Before I even touched the timer I looked back and Ben had kicked himself away from the wall of the pool and was underwater blowing bubbles with his arms out to the side, motionless. How could he have gotten that far into the pool in such a short time?

I ran back to the pool, jumped in the water and carried him down on the edge of the pool. He had a look of surprise on his face, spit a little water out of his mouth and rubbed his eyes. I climbed out of the pool.

"Wow, dad, you saved Ben's life."

"I don't know if I'd go that far."

"Were you ever a lifeguard?"

"No."

"Can I take a picture of you with those wet clothes in your cell phone?"

Sure, I thought, its right here in my…pocket…oh…s&*%

Sure enough, it was there, my nearly new phone, only one month old and wet as we can be. I took it out of my pocket and there were little drops of water in the screen. It didn't turn on.

In the remainder of the post, the father must deal with his understandably pissed off ex and come to terms with the loss of his new Razr phone. We feel bad for dad, but honestly, he's got bigger concerns up ahead. His younger brother almost dies and the first thing big brother thinks is, "Hey dad can I take a pic of you in your wet clothes?

 

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