Yesterday, as I was exiting the bathroom I heard a large splash and realized my new book had slid into the toilet. Although the toilet was empty, I was grossed out enough that I had to go buy a new copy. If I had a Kindle, I thought, I could just download the book again and I wouldn't have to buy a new copy. Then I thought, if I had a Kindle, I would no longer have one that works.
Anti-Kindlers truly are a weird bunch. If we follow this line of reasoning we could say, "Sheesh, it's a good thing that I don't have a baby. Because if I'd dropped the baby into the toilet, then I wouldn't have one any more. And I'd probably face criminal charges."
One could also say, "A friend was going to work yesterday, tripped and broke her leg. It's a good thing I don't have a job!"
Or, "It's a good thing that nobody gave me a check for $1,000,000. Because if I'd dropped it in the toilet, I wouldn't have $1,000,000 any more."
Of course, the entire issue could be avoided if one tried not to wave babies, Kindles, books, checks or hand grenades around the toilet bowl, but who cares about easy solutions like that.
And yes, I realize that the piece was supposed to be humorous. I just don't have any sense of humor when it comes to the Kindle.