Every day it is a military operation in our house to ensure that the power to our modern technology necessities is replenished on a daily basis in order to resume normal life. This all seems to go Pete Tong when you add ‘millennial teenagers’ into the mix.
With a mobile phone, an iPad, a work phone and an electronic cigarette to charge (and thats just me), there never seems to be enough chargers to complete this activity without a rotation schedule.
Seemingly, the girls can never seem to find their own chargers that came with their iPhones and this is where the charge rotation is disrupted.
“I need the charger Im on 8%”, I hear one say, “I’m taking yours off charge as its 49%”
“Err No! thats my charger”, I have learned NOT to say, because as much as I would like, once in a while to reach 100%, I know I will never hear the end of it if their youtube and snapchat accounts become inaccessible for longer than 6 minutes in any 24 hour period. So I reluctantly give in and forgoe adequate battery life to last me the day, in order to appease their appetite for a Zoella or Joe Sugg marathon youtube fix.
I will never pretend to understand the fixation with watching ‘you- tubers’ talk about make-up and plugging their products to get another million viewers, but It does seem to keep kids occupied (and quiet) at least. I remember my Saturday mornings were spent watching ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’ and Denver the last Dinosaur’ on my analogue T.V, and not even owning a computer….but I guess things have changed and so must we.
However on the subject of change…surely there needs to be a better way to charge your phone….it’s 2017, why don’t we have USB sockets in our walls, like we do in our cars, because once you have found your charging cable (or bought another 5 from the pound shop), the next hurdle is finding the plug to go with it. Or better still, a self- charging phone! We have almost cracked going paper-less (well I haven’t), why can’t we go wireless too!?
Please tell me I’m not the only one that has this problem?, where do all the chargers disappear to? Is there a Phone Charger fairy that travels in time from the 1980s on a vigilante mission to stop children from becoming morons?