Originally Posted by fifthbullet
could it be there is coin(s) in ur pocket? just a thought...
Nice illustrations. And it is possible that a coin lodged in the clip and caused the problem.
However, also picture the following. And since I don't have the time to draw them out, perhaps you could.
1. The user was wearing low-rise jeans. Thus the Shuffle wasn't sitting above the bend as per your illustration, but perhaps right in the middle of it.
2. Perhaps he wasn't wearing low-rise jeans, but he wore them low anyway. Same possibility.
3. The wearer just didn't sit down, but leaned forward, causing even more pressure on the clip as the angle decreased.
4. Compound the above recognizing that most jeans are worn very tight. Most people never use the watch pocket. Most people that put things in their watch pocket can't get them out again. Ask their spouses or mothers. And when they do get whatever they put in there, it is usually unrecognizable afterwards.
5. Compound the above picture using a 250 lb beer bellier stuffed in a size 32 crack-up-the-back levis, jamming a matchbook in his watch pocket and leaning over to tie his shoes.
I personally lean (no pun intended) toward the picture of man clipping his Shuffle into the watch pocket of a very tight fitting pair of jeans, which when he sat down put pressure on the the Shuffle in an upward direction. However, because of the tightness of the pocket, the Shuffle couldn't move in the direction in which it was being forced. And if he was like most of us, he compounded the scenario whenever he leaned forward.
And for those of you who can't abide with my postulation, put on your favorite jeans. While standing, stuff two fingers, three if you can, in you watch pocket and sit down, preferably quickly. Oh! And don't forget to lean forward. Better yet, stuff your fingers in someone else's pocket.