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I have an iPhone and an iPad. My wife has an iPhone and an iPad. And our 17-year old son has an iPhone and an iPad. The incredible amount of use we get out of these devices means that they all need to be recharged on a daily basis.
I keep my chargers in my backpack and I tend to recharge my iPhone/iPad here in my office (plugging them in plays a small part of my "getting going morning rituals" while my computers are powering up and the coffee is brewing).
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By comparison, every evening my wife and my son play an endlessly complicated game of "hide and seek with chargers," with accusations flying as to who moves whose charger and cries of "Well, this one is certainly mine!" Quickly followed by "No, it certainly is NOT!"
But wait, there's more… We have an open-plan family room that merges with a breakfast area and leads into the kitchen. All told, we must have close to 25 to 30 power outlets in this combined area. This makes it all the more surprising that it's the dual power outlet on the side of the kitchen counter forming the entrance to the kitchen into which they always plug their iPad/iPhone power adapters.
When they aren’t using them, the cables and adapters are often left hanging out of the power socket trailing on the floor, just inviting people to step on them and crunch them up.
And it gets even worse, because every evening before he goes to bed, my son drags out the ironing board to iron his clothes for the following day. Of course he doesn’t do this in the laundry room (that would be too easy). Oh no, for reasons known only to himself, he has to place the ironing board on the side of the kitchen counter forming the entrance to the kitchen. Do you see where this is leading…