I have these stairs that stretch from the carport up to a landing for three little apartments, one of which is mine. It's not like a whole bunch of stairs. They take less than 7 seconds to climb. The thing is, I'm lazy.
If I've got a whole bunch of stuff to carry from the car, I'll try to take it all in one ungainly trip. Like yesterday, when I tried to carry three grocery bags, a box with a pair of new shoes in it, my water bottle and my phone up the stairs. I didn't have my phone in my pocket because I was also trying to – get this – read a friend's Facebook update while I was going up the stairs.
That didn't work out so well.
Somewhere between the 5th- and the 2nd-to-last stair, my keys fell out of my back pocket, startling me, causing me to lose my grip on everything. Groceries fell through the slats, my new loafers landed in a planter, and I saw my iPhone bounce off of a couple of stairs during its downward journey to the concrete driveway. All in slow motion.Fortunately, it was protected, demonstrating what I now call "the jimmyCASE iPhone wallet case durability test." There's a rubbery, silicone bumper that goes all the way around the sides of the phone and forms a lip on the front and back. Also, the wood backing is – I read this on the thejimmycase.com website – made from "military-spec" mahogany. So between the cushioning and the bracing, my iPhone survived an apartment-stairs fall. Not a crack. Nothing lost, with possible exception of my dignity. The cute new downstairs neighbor saw all of this happen.