Sunday, November 21, 2010

Batteries only

I suppose it's due to our technology. Most everything we use takes some kind of battery. Thus, in Ocala we now have two new stores that sell nothing but batteries and their accouterments.

This store mailed a coupon to local residents for a watch battery (installed) at a very reasonable price. Of course, when I brought in my watch, the clerk was unable to install the battery. He didn't have the right screwdriver.

Oh well.

19 comments:

brattcat said...

Camera batteries, too?

JM said...

I'm still laughing at the second paragraph! LOL! I thought this kind of situation could only happen here... :-)))

Small City Scenes said...

Oh well is right.

Go play golf. MB

anjoe playhouse said...

So you spent useless time looking at a clerk who had been drinking the right "screwdriver" *LOL*

amatamari© said...

Only batteries, no screwdriver...

:-)

anjoe playhouse said...

Thanks for your comments at my blog, Jacob. My danish aunt lived many years near N.Y., she and her number two danish husband had a firm selling danish all best - got rich - and sometimes, visiting Denmark to find new things, they come at my parents home, and aunt "Tutte"/Birte always asked for a "screwdriver".

Marie said...

That would be great if we could use batteries for ourselves when we feel weak, don't you think? Have a great Sunday!

cieldequimper said...

I need a battery. I have a huge cold, runny nose when it isn't blocked. It's Sunday evening, I'm dog tired and I don't want to go to work tomorrow so I'm thinking a battery might help me?

Glad you're back to normal and everything is ok.

EG Wow said...

OOPS! Too bad about the screwdriver!

Irredento Urbanita said...

That place sould be called batteryworld.

Regards

Valery

[Barcelona Daily Photo]

Lois said...

It's always something.

Halcyon said...

We saw this shop the last time we were in Orlando. We also bought a watch battery, but installed it on our own.

The name, Batteries Plus, does imply that they would offer more than just batteries. False advertising!

magiceye said...

maybe we now need a shop selling only screwdrivers!

Jack said...

Hi, Jacob. Welcome back. I appreciated your visit to HDP today. Glad that everything is looking up.

I never can figure out how so many little stores with limited offerings in small strip malls across America can survive. Someone once said that capitalism is the worst system . . . except for all the others. Good luck to the Ocala battery stores.

Memphis MOJO said...

You always hear batteries not included. I guess screwdrivers weren't either, lol.

Bibi said...

I need a new battery for my cell phone.......

Giulia said...

Oh, only one was enough, sure...
Dear Jacob, thank you for your visit, I answered you on my blog...
Have a good day!

Jack said...

BTW, every Christmas season my daughter starts calling me Clark. Yes, we do know the Griswolds in my family.

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks like they're starting with full energy!
God bless you!
Cezar

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