When all your flashlights die at once…

Okay, technically it’s not possible for all my flashlights to die at once because there’s like six or eight of them scattered around the Lair. But there are still the ones you always reach for, right? The one on your belt, the one on the nightstand, the headlamp you use every morning for Tobie’s first pee break. Even if you pride yourself on battery maintenance, it can sneak up on you.

And that’s when you realize something that had only been at the back of your mind before then…

People keep sending me AA batteries – I’ve got a million AA batteries – but the three lights I’ve fallen into the habit of using most often use AAA – and this morning when they all went dim simultaneously I wasn’t sure I even had any. Turns out I had one nearly-full package still in the powershed but it’s the sort of thing I should have checked long before now. It’s like unexpectedly running out of flour, or anything else I use all the time: How do you let that happen?

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3 Responses to When all your flashlights die at once…

  1. Brad says:

    Flashlight: (n) A storage vessel for dead batteries

  2. Mike says:

    Joel, unless the power shed is heated, bring those batteries into the Lair. Flashlight batteries hate the cold, which tends to suck the life out of them.

  3. Kentucky says:

    Maybe you should get a couple of flashlights that could use some of those AA’s. 😉

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