I rushed out of the house the other day and when I went to use my cell phone the battery was dead, I forgot to plug it in.
My coffee this morning was non-existent, I put the grounds in the pot, added the water, turned it on…but it was not plugged in.
My Kindle died in the middle of an exciting editorial in the New York Times (ok, I am kidding about that part), I forget to plug it in the night before.
I have a plugging it in problem, I admit it.
Now I am thinking to myself, what if I had to plug in something really important LIKE MY CAR. Oh my, those of us with plugging it in problems really will have a problem, especially when you need an eight-hour lead-time. It is a good thing I am retired or I could see me standing in front of the boss. “Sorry I’m six hours late, I didn’t get a full charge last night.” And, just imagine if the power goes out for a few hours in the evening, do you think they will put one of those cranking starting things in the front of the car?
I can just hear it now, “Dear will you run to the store for some milk?” What’s my excuse for not going, I forgot to plug in the Volt? She will never buy that; I will actually be running to the store it seems.
Look I can handle my iPhone ®, Blackberry ®, my Kindle®. I’m a hip seasoned citizen, but plugging in my car, real men are not meant to plug in cars. I am curious about one thing, we hear it takes several hours to recharge an electric car and we hear one of the problems with expanding the use of electric cars is the shortage of “filling stations.” So, what I want to know is if my car needs to stop at one of these new plug in stations to recharge will it now take me 16 hours to drive to Cape Cod instead of the normal 5? What am I going to do while I wait for my car to charge on the road?
There is one bright spot in all this, the Howard Johnson restaurant business model will be back in vogue because people will have plenty of time to dine and sample twenty –eight flavors while they wait for their car to charge. Let us just hope they don’t put those plug in stations at the mall.