More Strange People

October 20, 2009 at 2:58 pm (Annoyances, Misc.) (, , , , , , )

I really really hate salespeople.  Over the weekend, my phone randomly stopped charging, both on my car charger and my wall charger.  So, I grabbed both chargers and my phone and headed to the Verison store.  I showed the phone to the lady at the store, and she told me either to buy a new phone (200 bucks or more) or get a replacement phone (50 bucks.)  I decided to think about it some more and got some chinese food.  I was examining my phone when I noticed that some of the tiny metal prongs in the charger thing were bent up.  So, I took my plastic fork and gently pushed them back.  I ran outside with my car charger to see if it would work, and it did.  Yay me!

I absolutely hate it when people are like, no, you need to get a new one, the old one is broken.  Haven’t people ever heard of repairing stuff?

This has happened before, too.  I took a fitness class in college, and I was required to buy a heart rate moniter.  Not wanting to spend 100 dollars for a new one, I borrowed my friend’s.  I get to class, and for some reason, it won’t work.  The instructor says I need to buy a new one, but I’m  a poor college student, I don’t have 100 bucks lying around!  So I take it to my boyfriend and he figures out that it’s a dead battery, and also how to take the back off to replace it.  I get a normal watch battery (5 dollars) and TA DA!  Moniter is fixed.

The moral of the story, kids, is if it’s broken, there’s no harm in trying to fix it.


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