Man Ponders Extra Device Chargers, Very Existence

Tonight I ran into a problem that maybe you have experienced in our current electronic age. After plugging in the cell phone, laptop, iPad, iPod, and Garmin GPS, I seem to have an extra charger with no device attached. How is that possible?

Although the first thought is that you have all of the important devices covered, the nagging feeling that there is something else waiting for it’s daily feeding of cheap energy (it’s not) bothers me.

Right: This spaghetti headache is what we seem to be dealing with anymore. (Click to see image reduced in size)

So what do you do? I have been through every nook and cranny of my house looking for that rouge device. Keeping my ear tuned for that dreaded electronic beep that it will surely make when it is gasping for it’s last breath of life!

How did I arrive at this point in life? How did I become such a slave to foreign made cheap electronics (they’re not)?

Like each of you I started out small, flip phone and maybe an iPod the size of a deck of cards. But that is how it starts. Then each trip to Best Buy led me to buy the newest, the latest, the most must have devices.

Slowly they accumulated like the dust under a bed. Growing in strength until now they are a small army. Each owning part of my life and knowing that I won’t survive my day tomorrow without them!

It’s late now and I don’t have the energy to continue my search for the orphan that I’m sure is reaching out to me like a class B actress after the good shows on TV are over. For tonight I must let it go and try to sleep, but I know sleep won’t come easy.

If there is a god in the electronic age heaven, please help me beat this addiction.

Author: Mike Kelly

I like finding the humor in politics. Sometimes what you hear isn't that far from the bizarre.

9 thoughts on “Man Ponders Extra Device Chargers, Very Existence

  1. But in all seriousness, I have exactly this pile of crap next to my couch. It's insane. There's a kindle charger, my G2x phone charge, and then a random pile of crap. There's one wire that fits my old GPS in there and I seriously don't know how it got there, but I don't throw it out… might need it someday. Mean time, kids keep trying to jam it in my phone so they can play Angry Birds!

  2. Oh wow. Hadn’t even thought about that. My sister had a situation like that once. I went to visit her and her fiance disappeared and came storming back in the room holding a ring and said, “Is this yours?”

    I had spent the night there 6-months earlier and this ring magically showed up and her “story” was that it must be Brian’s… and I yelled, “my ring!”

    It was my ring though. The look of relief on her face was priceless. Never did ask what the story behind all that was.

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