After Babies ‘R Us, we headed across the street to Best Buy. Our video camera hasn’t been working properly and was giving us a message that it needs cleaning, so my goal was to buy a cleaning tape for it. While I was there, I also remembered something else that I had been wanting – A lithium battery charger. I know, such a thing does not exist. But read on…
Awhile back, Greg and I purchased some lithium batteries. They were more expensive than regular batteries, so I guess I assumed that they were actually rechargeable batteries. Here is just one more example of why you should never assume anything. So the lithium batteries ran out of juice. Since we were using them for our digital camera, I decided I had better charge them back up since we take so many pictures. So I charged them. Or thought I did. When I tried to use the newly “charged” lithium batteries, they were still dead. This was a major bummer, as we were up in the mountains and our camera was out of batteries. So what did I do? I assumed (once again, bad choice!) that I had actually just forgotten to charge them. And tried again.
After trying the lithium batteries a third time with no luck, I looked on our battery charger and noticed it said Nickel Metal Hydride. So, instead of thinking that the batteries weren’t the right kind to be able to be charged, I just assumed (there’s that darn word again!) that I needed a different charger to juice them back up. That’s where Best Buy came in. Once I got there, I was unable to find a “lithium battery charger”. But after looking at all the batteries and the chargers, the lightbulb finally came on and I realized my
stupidity error. So I bought REAL rechargeable batteries instead.
So there is my confession of a majorly dumb ordeal that I went through. I feel pretty stupid.