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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• Boston, Massachusetts
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?
• Boston, Massachusetts
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...
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.