Leave your Kindle in a friend’s car and then have it meet an unfortunate end before it could make it’s way back to you. I’ll spare you the details but even in it’s protective case Kindle vs. truck wasn’t a very even fight. The screen has certainly seen better days.
What’s interesting is that even though the Kindle was very much toast and non-functional the screen stayed in it’s final state complete with cracks.
Kindle #2 is doing better. If you travel at all then the the Kindle is hard to beat. Kindle #1 made it round the World. Hopefully #2’s life expectancy will be a bit better.