Everything Is Broken

This week, both my computer and my cell phone broke. My computer can’t connect to wireless. It just searches and searches, lamp held aloft, for an honest IP address. The cell phone acts like everything’s OK, and then it says it can’t find its smart chip. I don’t know about you, but there are a lot of things I can take from a wireless device, and passive aggression isn’t one of them.

All of this comes at the worst possible time, because I’m somewhat low on funds. The cash I would have spent on new gadgets is now sitting in the bottom of my closet, in the form of blue rubber shoes. (Judge me if you want. But I bet your life would be better with blue rubber shoes. Think about it.)

My point is that the electronic items in your house are just waiting for you to purchase kicky accessories. The moment you do, they’ll fail. You have been warned.

Published by Jen Hubley Luckwaldt

I'm a freelance writer and editor.

3 thoughts on “Everything Is Broken

  1. I’ve found gadgets get particularly vengeful when they know you’re planning to replace them. Woe to the person who orders a replacement using the gadget that will be replaced…

  2. Oh, and appliances totally talk to each other and plan their attacks. A couple of years ago, one of our toilets started malfunctioning. Once it was fixed, another toilet developed the same problem… and once THAT was fixed, well, then the third toilet was suddenly overcome with the same malady…

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