I had a creative solution win today.
DH needed a new SIM card and then decided to put it into the phoe whilst we were still in the shopping center. His phone has one of those ports where you have to use a paper clip or something like it to open the thing. Unusually (!) we didn't have one on us. Quick as a flash I took out my diamond earring and used the post. Ingenious, at least I thought so.
It reminded me of the time I got stuck without a cable needle on the plane. I used the arm of my spectacles. It wasn't perfect but it worked and meant I could continue to knit.. Win!