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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Do You Think It Is Dead? Maybe It's Just Dying!



I went to get a battery for our cordless phone at Staples last night because try as I might I couldn't revive it~I actually blamed KennyRogersLookAlikeBeforeThePlasticSurgeryWentWrong for leaving it on like old people do. The sales guy looked at it and said "whoa I've never seen one like this before!". It was so old they didn't even make batteries for it any more! He slid open the battery case, which I struggled and even tried to pry it off with a pliers to no avail~and the battery acid got all over his hands. He said "Ma'am, (you know you're old when they say Ma'am) I'm going to wash my hands and dispose of this relic right away so it doesn't eat through everything in your purse. I suggest we look for a new phone for you immediately". "Do you think it's really dead? Maybe it's just dying?" "Ma'am, I truly believe it is dead".
Had to spend a little bit of money but got one with 3 extra hand sets for all my other 3 rooms of this tiny house!
I had to apologize to KRLABTPSWW for accusing him of being old and neglectful.
...My son says that my generation holds onto things till they are beyond dead!...

9 comments:

The Barn Door said...

Oh my!! I think it WAS time for a new phone girl!!!

Kim said...

Well, it was still working as of Friday nite!

trashsparkle said...

That sounds like a right pallaver! Last time we had to get a new phone I got one with spare handsets too. No idea why - did I think I was planning to open a call centre? It just seemed like getting more for my money... duh. Still can't decide if I should ditch them...them and a billion other bits of tat in my house :)

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

you mean, getting better all the time? ;)

Kim said...

No, Kers,,,they tasted awful!

Kim said...

Trashsparkle,
They are handy putting them in each room in my tiny house though, so that I don't have to fall over the cat and a bunch of junk to get to the caller I.D.!

adrielleroyale said...

LOL Wow, that is pretty bad when the battery acid has leaked through... lol Good for you for coming into the new age! ;) The last time we had a land line, it was just over a year ago, and that was just so we could have internet! lol

Kim said...

AdrielleRoyale, We are so old fashioned! I still have a land line for internet but also I can't stand a phone that loses its charge!

Lord Thomas of Wellington said...

Things are so outdated so quickly anymore.... I've got tons of cds... what am I going to do when they stop making cd players? Yikes!
:)