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January 13th, 2011


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10:08 pm - Golly this sure is stupid
I left for rehearsal tonight but not before taking my phone off its little charging tether. It's a USB 2.0 cable which refuses to act like cables should. It prefers to remain slightly angularly coiled and not lay flat when you put it down. It bumps up all over the place like some idiot snake.

I should use the past tense there: It preferred to remain slightly angularly coiled and not lay flat when you put it down. When I took the phone off I put the cable down and didn't see the end, which had decided to stay bent at a 90 degree angle, take a nosedive into the half-filled mug of cold tea inconveniently placed nearby, instead of flopping gently to the desk surface like any other cable would.

THIS IS WHAT YOU GET FOR BEING A STUPID CABLE AND STAYING ANGULAR, STUPID CABLE. THANKS A LOT. PS: STUPID CABLE.

It's a loss. Part of the black plastic on the connector actually melted off in the liquid, which meant that I couldn't even finish the tea. How terribly inconsiderate of this stupid, stupid cable. Thankfully the other end was just stuck into the computer's USB port and not the wall charger. The computer didn't freak out, though it complained that it couldn't recognize whatever it was the cable was connected to. I'll give it that. We all know computers are incapable of recognizing actual tea.

I have other USB cables of this ilk kicking around, I'm pretty sure of it, cables which know how to behave and not make suicidal leaps into beverages. I blame neither the tea nor my own ignorance; no, the blame solely rests on this stupid cable, which now rests in the garbage can. And good riddance.

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From:metahacker
Date:January 14th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
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Apparently your computer is *not* an infinite improbability drive...
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From:cloudscout
Date:January 14th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
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That was the first thing that came to my mind as well.

Are you sure that no undergarments shifted anywhere nearby during this ordeal?
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From:derspatchel
Date:January 14th, 2011 03:47 am (UTC)
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Unfortunately, I'm not invited to those kinds of parties.
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From:kissoflife
Date:January 14th, 2011 10:33 am (UTC)
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*rabid kiss, ok, to cheek* You make all sorts of 'those kindsa' pleasure happen with a mere keyboard, hon. You should throw such parties yourself. In Russia, those kindsa parties throw you!
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From:agent_dani
Date:January 14th, 2011 04:18 am (UTC)
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I hope you, instead, get one with the intelligence of the cord for the headset I used in a job at a big correspondence school years ago. I'd need to go get supporting materials for a call so would disconnect the headset and toss the cord onto the desk. It would hit the phone's call release button (hang-up in Regular People terms.)
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