My phone battery is always dying.
I’m that person who’s always asking the waiter if they maybe, pretty please have a charger that I can borrow. (I’m still in the stone ages with an iPhone 5, which dies in about ten minutes.)(Ok, maybe eleven.)
And you know, I’m kind of sorry but I really did need to charge my dead phone.
You know, you might as well bury yourself under a rock and denounce society altogether these days if your phone dies. Even though your friends said they’d meet you at that café, the wait for a table might have been too long so they went somewhere else and they texted but you’ll never get it…
So I’m lost and alone, and I’m already working out how many cats I should get for my new life in solitude (haha).
But I do feel really bad sometimes, and I can tell that it annoys people — I see that why don’t you have your sh*t together and your phone charged? look that you’re giving me… So what is actually acceptable? Is it bad to ask a random stranger if I can charge up for a few minutes? Is that just pure desperation?
Or, if I have my charger with me, can I just plug it in anywhere?
(My friend once found an electrical socket in the ceiling of a bar, stood on a stool to plug it in – no joke.)
What’s the etiquette?