Twenty-eight percent

@Rollo1 (16725)
Boston, Massachusetts
September 23, 2017 11:47am CST
There's one simple rule that I have yet to learn. Under no circumstances, whatsoever, should you allow anyone to borrow your phone/tablet/device charger. Know this: You will never get it back. It isn't even because the person borrowing it has decided to keep it. Most of the time, they will have decided to lose it. By the time your device has run down and you need your charger, the person who borrowed it has lost it. You'd be better off giving them the money to buy a new one for themselves. I mean, they are going to need to buy a new one since they've obviously lost the last one that they borrowed from someone else. And if you lend them your charger, you're going to spend that money buying a new one for yourself anyway. Why not save yourself a trip to the store and give them the money to buy a new one? You'll still be out the cost of a charger, but at least you don't have to try to park at the mall. If possible, always charge your devices in secret. Never allow anyone to see that you actually have a charger. Because even if you don't let them borrow it, they will find a way to grab it when you're not looking. And that's the end of my rant, because I am now at 22%.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
23 Sep
lol I have multiple chargers in every room and I never let them out of my house, I lend them for a quick charge but no taking them anywhere!!
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@Rollo1 (16725)
• Boston, Massachusetts
23 Sep
Sometimes I buy new devices just to get a new charger.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Sep
@Rollo1 lol I buy the chargers, much cheaper.
@vsai2008 (7630)
• India
23 Sep
I don't know about the phone/tablet but I definitely agree with the device charger, I lost so many that I lost the count now. I can't even get angry as it is either my father or brother
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@Rollo1 (16725)
• Boston, Massachusetts
23 Sep
Oh yes, it is always those we love who keep our chargers. They don't feel obligated to give them back, the way friends would.
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@vsai2008 (7630)
• India
23 Sep
@Rollo1 I would get very angry at friends but cannot with my father LOL
@Corbin5 (81674)
• United States
23 Sep
“Neither a borrower nor a lender be; / For loan oft loses both itself and friend," is the quote from Shakespeare's "Hamlet" I always keep in mind. Sure saves a of trouble.
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@Rollo1 (16725)
• Boston, Massachusetts
23 Sep
Yeah, but you see how Polonius ended up.
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23 Sep
I'm really protective of my charger at work. A bit like pens. I never lose a pen!
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@Rollo1 (16725)
• Boston, Massachusetts
23 Sep
I worked with a woman who apparently always dreamed of working in a bank as she went to great trouble to chain her pen to her computer. I have never understood why banks chain the pens. I mean, if you think all your customers are thieves, isn't having all that money more problematic than the security of your writing utensils? Maybe it would be better to make it easier to steal the pens, to let those thieving customers scratch that itch with a cheap biro, rather than have them spend the time waiting in line working out how to open the vault?
@xFiacre (10490)
• Ireland
23 Sep
@rollo1 :Never lend books or pens" is my maxim.
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@Rollo1 (16725)
• Boston, Massachusetts
23 Sep
I have a new rule about books - never let anyone GIVE you books they've read. If someone hands you a bag of books that they have read and now want to offload on you, then they aren't worth reading. If a book isn't worth keeping so that you can read it again, then it's not worth reading the first time. BTW, I have several bags of books, if you're interested...
@1creekgirl (8744)
• United States
23 Sep
Thanks for the laugh! But it's oh, so true.
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@Rollo1 (16725)
• Boston, Massachusetts
23 Sep
Some things are just universal truths.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21651)
• United States
6 Dec
My iPad is something that I am very greedy with. It's a very bad feeling to not have it when I need it.
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@paigea (21212)
• Canada
31 Oct
Oh no. I hope you got to the mall in time to get a charger. My advice. Don't have an iphone then mist people can't borrow your charger anyway. Now where is my cord? Someone must have borrowed it!
@SIMPLYD (75357)
• Philippines
17 Oct
At the office, we can borrow a charger from our officemate and they can borrow mine. But I see to it that they return it after they are done. If that happens, I never will let them borrow again. So far, that doesn't happen to my charge yet. As to phone, it depends as to who will borrow it. All of us at the office has a cellphone, so no one borrows another's phone.
@LadyDuck (121968)
• Switzerland
24 Sep
I charge in secret, I do not borrow my phone and my charger. I borrow nothing, because when things come back they are broken.