3.6.08

Fine, you win

Cats don't need toys

I needed to charge my cell phone before going out for the better part of the day this morning, so I took out the charger from the cupboard where I safely squirrel it away from Sisu's imprecations and plugged it in.

The phone didn't start charging. I switched outlets. Still no response. I switched to a power strip in the bedroom. Zilch.

Then I noticed the frayed cable. I'm surprised it was still holding together.

Remarkably, even though it was before 8 a.m. and I had a mild headache, I did not yell Sisu's name loudly, even when she came sniffing around at the phone and charger.

The thing is, I do have lots of old Nokia chargers lying around. It's just that most of them come with a fat pin that plugs into older model phones, not the skinny pin that my N95 and many current models use. I used to have an adaptor with a thin pin, but I loaned it to a friend recently.

Meanwhile, my phone battery held less than half its charge, and I was going out for the better part of the day. I knew I should've bought that turbocell charger when I saw it at the Singapore IT Show.

Fortunately, today's meetings put me in the vicinity of Funan Centre, where I picked up an original adaptor thingie for $15. I suspect I might've gotten gypped, but I didn't have time (or remaining charge on the cell phone) to quibble over it or hunt for a better bargain.

Sisu, that $15 is coming out of your allowance, you hear?

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4 Comments:

At 6/05/2008 10:12 am , Blogger Dorothy said...

Testing. Testing. Did I just have a twilight zone moment? I thought I posted a comment on a POST THAT DOES NOT EXIST YET!

 
At 6/05/2008 10:17 am , Blogger Tym said...

Eh, where got? What post?

 
At 6/08/2008 2:50 am , Blogger Dorothy said...

Hmmmm...I first wrote a comment on the prettiest post, and then the page reloaded with that post completely missing. I tried and tried again, but it wasn't there so I thought you deleted it!!! (But it appears to be here now, including my comment?!) How come?

 
At 6/09/2008 12:40 am , Blogger Tym said...

No idea! Let's just call it a blip in the internet time-space continuum, and leave it at that?

 

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