Friday, October 29, 2010

Where is it???

As is not uncommon when moving and then unpacking, stuff gets lost. And after unpacking all my things and looking everywhere I just cannot find my cell phone charger. You could not imagine loosing your charger? Me either, until it happens.

In Brazil we can easily explain such happenings: it's all because of Saci-pererĂª. This little fellow from Brazilian folklore is responsible for all the little mischief that happens in our lives. Too much salt came out of the salter? Saci did it. Something you were sure was in one place reappears somewhere else? Definitely the work of Saci. And especially if things go missing, Saci loves to hide things.
Saci is a very politically incorrect character. A young one-legged black man that is always smoking a pipe and loves to play pranks on people. Depending on where in Brazil you come from he can be nicer or spookier, but overall not a bad guy at heart. There are even groups that advocate that he actually exists! If you want to learn more about the legend wikipedia can help, click here).

Well, the only thing Saci did not count on is that I'm not much of a phone person (mostly email and skype fulfills my needs) and therefore the lost charger was not a big deal for 2 weeks. I figured I would find it as some point! But he really did a good job hiding it! Now that A. is coming over for the weekend and we need to coordinate meeting each other around midnight it would definitely help to have a phone... Maybe it is time to give in and buy a replacement...


  1. I don't know if this would work in Norway, but in the US you can go to a nice hotel's front desk, and ask if they have any extra phone chargers that guests have left behind. Apparently, traveling people do this all the time, so most hotels have a box filled with tons of chargers for every phone type.

  2. Hi Gori,
    That's a great idea! I'll try it tomorrow and let you know how it goes!!

  3. Hi Gori!
    Partial success!
    First of all, it works! We went to 2 hotels and they gladly showed us a bunch of chargers... but unfortunately no Samsung.
    Promised A. I'd get one by the end of the week though ;)

  4. Ah, I guess Norwegian tourists aren't particularly fond of Samsung phones :-) Well, guess it's a good tidbit to know in case you lose any other phone chargers.