Kerri blames herself for the broken connection. This makes me sad. Expensive headphones should be able to take a lot of tossing into and pulling out of purses without a wire breaking.
It also makes me sad that Kerri doesn't relish the opportunity this give her to take out her soldering iron and splice around the break.
Although if you're not going to get the pleasure of doing some soldering, a binder clip repair is probably the next most satisfying thing.