HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA—The Braxton household has 27 cellular units, starting from tablets and smartphones to handheld gaming consoles and e-readers. All of them conveniently have the identical charger port, which is good, since regardless of every of the units coming with its personal charger, they nonetheless solely have one.
Their rely of chargers has remained the identical irrespective of what number of new units packaged with a charger they purchase. The household passes the charger round from room to room, getting concerned in a every day passive-aggressive chilly conflict over who will get to cost their smartphone or pill. One member of the family will plug of their cellphone solely to seek out that minutes later a artful sibling has snuck into their room and absconded with the charger, hiding it in a safe location nobody will ever discover.
“Has anybody seen the charger!?” Mr. Gary Braxton yelled final night time, annoyed as somebody had moved it from his aspect of the mattress once more. “I specifically moved it right here and told nobody to touch it! AGGGGGGGGGH!!!”
His spouse hid silently within the visitor room subsequent door, hoping he wouldn’t uncover her as she was charging her cellphone.
Mr. Braxton lastly caved and bought a 24-pack of chargers on Amazon, however all of them had disappeared at publishing time.