#SOL19: Day 20 SOLSC


I quickly scanned the area. Had I said that outloud?

Un-freaking believable!  Again!


I checked the USB port.

I checked the microport.

I checked the plug in.

And waited, not very patiently.

I had time, plenty of time.

Better now than later.

Ten minutes!


Major eye roll.

Checked the connections again.

Muttering under my breath.

Trying not to disturb my neighbors.

Checked and rechecked all connections.

Ten more minutes!



Audible muttering.


All connections were solid.

And YET . . .

I looked in between the two rows of seats at Gate 12, Terminal C, La Guardia . . .

 The plug ins lay on the floor


No power source

I knew exactly how Charlie Brown felt!

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When have you been fooled?

How do you regain “trust” after being fooled?

Is this something you consider before April Fools’ Day?

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11 responses

  1. Oh my goodness, have I been fooled? Yes, and disappointed, and disheartened. I guess we all have those moments. I try to think ahead and to be optimistic that the next time will be better; trust even when it’s hard to do.

    1. Fooled has layers. When it is just feeling foolish, it doesn’t seem as bad as when it feels like BETRAYAL!

  2. You may also need a new battery -your power is going down fast… That happened to me the other night. Someone unplugged my cord so when I plugged in my device was dead in the morning. Trust is an interesting question when it comes to technology … I still don’t have complete trust.

    1. I agree. Complete trust in tech is an oxymoron for sure!

  3. Love the way you scaffold this post. I have been in this place many times with technology. So many scenarios. I do not trust it – not one little bit. When it comes to technology – especially when traveling – I have multiple backups. Love seeing Charlie Brown and Lucy here!

    1. Lynne,
      I agree! Not one bit of trust. I just want tech to work the way it is supposed to!

  4. Love this slice, Fran! I know I’ve been there and can relate to that frustration.

    1. Silly and frustrating at the same time!!! 🙂

  5. Reminds me of an old TV show I saw where someone calls the repairman to come fix the TV ( back when TVs had tubes and repairmen came to the house). He asked if it waqs plugged in. It wasn’t. Duh.

    1. Ha! That sounds like me!!!

  6. So frustrating! I feel your pain…

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