Monday, July 7, 2008


I was sitting at my desk this afternoon letting my mind wander because I wasn’t particularly excited by the work I was doing. I was pondering my recent string of bad luck when it comes to technology when one of my old favorites can on iTunes, Mary Chapin-Carpenter’s “I Feel Lucky.” If only I had that kind of luck.

The night before I left Delhi at the end of May, I plugged my cheap, pay-as-you-go cell phone in to charge and it blew it up. Got home a few days later and bought a replacement. Three weeks later I lost the power cord to the new phone. Went back to the store for a replacement only to learn they’d discontinued the line. I lucked out and found a car charger (on clearance), so at least I can charge the phone when I’m home and have a car to power the charger.

Got back to Delhi and discovered that I’d left the charger for my Delhi phone in the US. That was a short lived problem since I lost my Delhi phone last week, along with the SIM card containing the phone number on my newly printed business cards. So, tomorrow I have the pleasure of going to the phone store in Delhi and trying to talk them into recovering my old phone number and purchasing yet another new phone.

It also seems that my bad luck has also extended to my computer. While I was in the US the DVD/CD drive stopped working. While I was in Pune over the weekend they changed the configuration on my computer and it took two days and a lot of work before I could get it to log back on to the internet. And then last night a warning message pops up telling me my battery can no longer hold even 50% of the charge, and instructing me to order a new battery.

Want to lend me your cell phone/laptop?

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Maggie's Mom said...

Poor Jamie. Sorry you're having a rough time. We miss you.

HeRoosSheRoos said...

That stinks BIG time! Who needs modern technology anyway, right? ;)

Jen said...

I'll bring you a cell :)

joannes51 said...

wow , what a day

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