When my second little key chain flashlight (in four years) went dead, I looked closely and realized it could be taken apart and the battery replaced. A replacement battery would cost almost as much as the flash light, but if I can keep even one little bit of plastic out of the landfill, it’s worth it, right?

Wrong. I sent this image to the eBay seller, saying the batteries they sent were either counterfeit or expired. I bought a new flashlight to make the comparison. They refunded my pocket change immediately.

flashlight

I’ve been enthusiastic, amused, and reflective about my purchases of cheap Chinese shit in the past. Who knows, maybe one day my 100 LR41 batteries will arrive, and the cat be entertained to his heart’s content, once again, by the laser pointer.