Last week, we visited family in Indiana. Space cadet that I am, I left my cell phone charger behind. My battery was on its last legs. Uh-oh.
None of the fittings for my husband’s universal charger would fit. My phone is from an alternate universe, apparently.
I stopped in an AT&T store to see if I could pick up a cheapie charger to get me through the next few days.
The salesman must have thought I had an “I can’t do simple math” sign on my face.
He tried to sell me a $50 charger package for my $30 Go Phone. Um, hi, I could just buy an entirely new $30 phone since it also comes with a charger. No thanks.
I asked if I could plug my phone into the store display while we continued to chat to give it a little boost.
He then tried to get me to upgrade my phone plan, or add a line to it, so I could get a “free” phone.
“Dude — you’re wasting your time telling me that nonsense,” I wanted to say.
Instead, I told him, “What with the economy and all, I can’t pay that much.” I tried not to snicker. Actually, I couldn’t pay that much for a charger out of principle. It was just too much!
AT&T guy was out of options, so I left.
Shane got home and looked through his universal chargers and gadgets once again. Still no solution.
He then thought to look at the batteries of our two Nokia cell phones. They were practically identical. Probably fraternal twins.
Though his charger wouldn’t work for my phone, his battery would. He charged his battery inside his phone with his charger, then swapped out the batteries and repeated the process.
Victory! My husband is so smart. And it was free!