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It’s a Battery Conspiracy…

Within a high tower of glass the last light of the day reflecting from its surface upon the city below we find the boardroom. The lights are dimmed so that identities of those around the table are hard to distinguish. Smoke curls from Cuban cigars clutched between jewel encrusted greedy fingers. A hand snakes out of the darkness at the head of the table and grasps a glass filled with an aromatic Glenfiddich 50 Year Old. He raises it in salute, “So, do we have a deal?” The others raise their own glasses and intone “We have a deal; toys will be made with an odd number of batteries required. And for each one sold you will send us a very large check each quarter.” All but one finishes their drinks and shuffle off into the darkness of the boardroom, the lights from the hallway spilling in as they open the doors and exit. The leader tops up his glass and sinks back into the cushions of his throne, “Now everyone must buy more batteries to fill the void of the missing one…”

Is it me or have kids toys started requiring odd numbers of batteries as of late? Normally you would open up the back of a toy and have to put in 2 or 4 or more batteries; but it was always even numbers. And even though it might have taken more than 2 batteries it was always okay because they were sold in even numbers. When I go to the store there they sit on the shelf or hang from hooks, packs of 2, 4, 8 or more. I don’t see packs of 3, 5 and 9 anywhere, have you?

But so far this week I have opened up the back of 2 different toys and have been faced with 3 batteries required. THREE! WTF… my battery reserves were low already. My pack of 24 only had 2 remaining, so the hunt for the odd battery began. Into the battery box I went, a repository of the left over and button batteries that accumulate over time. But due to the odd number required in my kids toys all the extra AA’s had been used up already. And so it seems that for now I must go and buy more batteries…

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…

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