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Barbie-in-Training: It only charges if you plug it into the wall

Yesterday I received an email from a friend, and fellow train rider, about a Barbie-ish style faux pas that she herself committed.  Below is the context of the email from Steffie (thanks again for the list of friends Wikipedia):

Yesterday morning I grabbed my cell phone off the charger as I was running out the door to catch my train.
When I arrived at work I noticed my battery was still at only 1/2 power….I said to my co-workers that this is not the first time I had charged my phone over the last week and then noticed that the battery was not fully charged…..
I got all kinds of advice about this, because it seems everyone is an expert when it comes to electronics or medical remedies:
“you should let the battery drain and then charge it, it will help prolong the battery life”
“you should take out the battery and make sure there is no dirt around it” – I tried to get the battery out…….no luck…..I could not even get the back of the phone off!!!!
So when I arrived home last night I plugged the cell phone into the charger and nothing showed on the screen to say it was charging….so I unplugged it and plugged it in again, still nothing…so I unplugged it and plugged it in again, still nothing…………..Then I noticed the other end of the charger was not plugged into the wall.
In the title of the email it was stated “Does this qualify me for the blog?”…and the answer is yes, yes it does.

Barbies in-training…and why I drink

OK, so I get an email from a reader who felt that this deserved a place on the Barbie Fails Blog, and after reading his email I fully agree.

“I was sitting on the GO train tonight heading home and two ladies ( aged somewhere around 16-18 bracket) were trying to play a game where each girl would name a new animal using the last letter of the animal name used ( eg: goat, next person needs to find a T animal).
During the announcements at one station I couldn’t hear what one of the girls says, but the next answer is beef cow. The other girl challenges the answer with get vigor saying that there is no such thing as a beef cow.  At this moment I had a small snicker and felt badly for the, what I thought was, lesser intelligent of the two girls.  That moment of grandeur was short-lived and the intellectual bubble was not just burst but mushroom clouded when she felt the need to add the followingand the REAL answer is steak cow”. They fight about this for the next 5 minutes.
At the end of all this they came to the conclusion and belief that there was a difference between the 2 animals – beef and steak cows……this is why i cry for the future.”

And it is for reasons like this that I drink…in fact I might have one now


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