Saturday 7 December 2013

Still Cold

The car wouldn’t start this morning even though it was plugged in. The battery is trying to tell me that after 13 years of faithful service, far longer than any battery is expected to work, it is time for a new one. I understand that it wants to retire, but retirement for a battery isn’t like retirement for an old postie.

When you are a battery, you quite literally have no energy left for retirement. The best you can hope for is to be stashed away in the corner of a garage, collecting dust and every now and then having the trickle charger hooked up to your posts, so that you might one day work as a back up for the “new guy”. That can be both positive and negative. 

The worst that can happen is that someone (me) will take you to the scrap metal yard and trade you in for what amounts to a cup of coffee.

Sucks to be a battery!

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