THE CRANKY OLD MAN
Random thoughts and stuff from a cranky old man. Humor (maybe)and satire, mostly stuff from a confused head.
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Saturday, April 25, 2020
Now I am Cranky! Also an apology or two
Now I am Cranky!
Yes, I am
really cranky.That is probably why Mrs.
C slapped that moniker on me years
ago.Yet, until this stay-at-home thing
started, I did not really know what cranky is.
pent up inside this house, I have sarcastically lambasted one blogger, a very nice fellow
who did not deserve lambasting, and made a mean response to a really nice lady across
the ocean.It is not me, I am Cranky,
but that level of cranky is all the fault of the virus.
As long as I
am cranky, I am going to go off on something that is not so personal.
Power cords! Aaaackkk!
I destroy power
cords.Most of our electronics these
days are portable.The power cords I use are carried around and hooked up in different places in different ways, at different
angles.This puts stress on the
connections and after time they crap out.
My beef is
that all these cord connections are different.One end of the cord connections seems finally to be universal, but the
end connecting to the device is different for every phone, computer, reader, or
GPS device that I own.
hard is it to make these connections universal, or at least provide adapters so I
can get by with only one or two of these power cords? We don’t have different outlets in our homes. Somehow a universal outlet has been established.Why can’t we do the same for power cords?
are either AA, AAA, C, D, 9 volt, etc.There is not a different size for every remote or flashlight based on year
or manufacturer.If I needed a new spark
plug for my car (do cars still use spark plugs?), I don’t go to the store and
ask for a #18 2009 Kia Sorento spark plug.I just buy a damn spark plug.Why
can’t I do that with power cords?
cord to my upstairs computer just crapped out after only two years.Can I just go to Best Buy and buy a new one
No I cannot.
Even if Best
Buy was open, I could not.Best Buy does
not carry 1137 different power cords that will be obsolete before they can sell
them.I have to go on the internet and
order them at about 7 times more money than they would cost if they all had
I have to
wait several days for a new power cord and it IS MAKING ME EXTRA CRANKY!!!
Presidential candidate that promises to make universal connections on
electronic devices mandatory will get my vote.The economy is difficult. Equal rights are not easy. Healthcare is very difficult. Clean inexpensive energy is extra difficult.
device power cord connections?
candidate would say “Come on man!”
To anyone I
have offended with a cranky outburst recently, it is not my fault. Blame the
virus. Still, I'm sorry.