Saturday, March 17, 2007

How Dumb Can You Get?

My Polaroid digital camera quit working.  I changed the batteries.  No luck.  Still dead. 

I went and bought new batteries... the $8.00 kind even though the "regular" kind was on sale for $3.00.  I put them in, being very careful to get the polarity just right.  Still dead.

I checked out new digital cameras to replace it.  There was a nice Fuji $199 model  on close out for only $133.  That's a bargain.  But I am losing my cool.  I was hesitant to buy it.  Why?  I needed a camera. But, no, I passed.  I took my dead Polaroid home.

At home I took out the new batteries, to save them.  No need to throw out new batteries with the old camera.  Then, on a whim, I put the batteries back in the camera WITH REVERSED POLARITY.  Can't hurt the camera now...it is shot anyway.

Well, of course...it worked.  The camera came on just fine.  In spite of the fact that I had taken special pains to do it right, I had put the batteries in backwards.  I nearly threw the old camera away.

How dumb can you get?

7 comments:

msecz said...

I understand that.... glad its working again. Sandra

jckfrstross said...

well at least you figured it out before you threw it away lol

Deb

plieck30 said...

Happens to the best of us Chuck. Paula

pharmolo said...

At least you got it working again :-)

tellsg said...

Hmmm, ever felt a nitwit!  What a relief that all is well.  Hope you have a grand day Chuck.  Hugs.  Terry x

jocalodave said...


Declare Victory

If that happened to me, I'd just pat myself on the back and announce to the world, "Look how smart I am! I just fixed this old camera; now I don't have to buy a new one. I must be come kind of genius!"

monponsett said...

That, in a bnutshell, is the downside of MADE IN KOREA.