A Letter to My Phone Charger

Hello iPhone Charger,

It's time we had a talk. I've been putting this off because it's never easy to have this kind of chat, but I have to do it. I must. It can't wait any longer. I wanted to let you know that you suck. You're cheap. You're breaking down worse than food passing through the digestive tract. You're such an enormous pain in the neck, but I keep you around because I need you. I really, truly, positively do. 

You're important to me because you kind of keep my life in order. Because of you my world keeps turning. My social media career & my blogging life wouldn't be the same without you. So even though you're annoying as hell I couldn't picture myself without you. I don't even know if I'd be the same if you weren't here. And I hate that.

I don't want to have to rely on anybody, especially you. Over time, you really let me down. When we first got together things were going great. You were in good shape. We got along. Everything was hunky-dory. But as time wore on, so did you. You let yourself go. You're nothing like the charger I once knew, the one I remember. 

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You're breaking, disintegrating completely. You're exposed. You're falling apart. You can't even last that long. I don't think I can be with someone like this unless you get yourself together. But the damage is done. I'm fed up with you. 

You should also know that you're replaceable. Yeah, I said it. I could find someone else just like you, maybe even better. I know it's harsh & something nobody likes to hear, but I cannot tolerate this any longer. I won't take it anymore. Eventually I have to throw you out. Move on. It may be a good idea to get you out of my life. Freedom.

That's why I'm writing this letter. I struggled to articulate the words but at some point they came streaming ever so passionately out. I didn't have the guts to say this in person. In fact, I probably would've panicked. But I'm done. I'm out. It's time for you to leave. I don't care where you go but you can't stay here. I'm breaking up with you now, but you've been breaking up on me for so much longer.

Sincerely,
Carmen

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72 comments

  1. This is such an adorable post! (: But there's so much truth in it. My iPhone cable is very close to the stage of breaking down. xx

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  2. Hahaha, this piece was hilarious! xx

    Kinkx

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  3. this is so funny lol
    ive never broken one actually, maybe because I never take it with me anywhere?
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  4. I have had three iPhone chargers this year! Mine didn't break like yours, they just stopped working! So annoying as they cost a bomb! Get rid of him and get your self a sexy, pretty and working new one ;)

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  5. hihi, this was cute to read! Everyone is always struggling with their iPhone chargers but mine has lasted for 4 years now. I don´t know why either. It´s totally weird. I break everything within days but this one charger has lasted for so long. Maybe it´s enchanted or something, haha.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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  6. lool love this post so much! i feel you girl, my every charger ended up like that ugh x

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  7. I feel the exact same way about my iPhone charger! I've gone through 3 in less than a couple months. I've tried to be careful with them but to no avail!

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  8. Ha! Can I tell you that I've gone through probably 15 chargers because of this exact same reason in the past year! Like, WTF! I feel your pain, girl!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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  9. You've got expensive taste & that's okay. :]

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  10. How did you like it? Still on season 2 myself. :]

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  11. Precisely. With all the stress of day-to-day life, it's nice to just look back on the good. :]

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  12. It's crazy to think it's been 10 years!!! 5 Things I'm Loving comes out every other Friday, so stay tuned. :]

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  13. Same! My boyfriend is a sushi fanatic, so I guess I picked it up. :]

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  14. That's awesome. Where are you from? There's usually a couple options here but not usually a whole section! :]

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  15. It's an interesting plot & I can understand it may not be for everyone. :]

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  16. Productivity definitely comes in waves for me, but I'm glad you feel the same way. :]

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  17. California Rolls are very popular here as well. :]

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  18. Flowers are lovely as is, but they're sooo much better when free. Have a great week. :]

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  19. LOL I've never had an iPhone charger break on me, but the headphones were always so horrible and they did the exact same thing. I'm a samsung user and I've never had a problem with that charging cord! (knock on wood.)

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  20. Lol. I may have had one phone charger break, but two Halloweens ago I had someone accidentally burn mine!!! Fun and creative read ;) XO
    Lauren-Blair
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  21. This is hilarious, and also so spot on...mine works when it wants to and doesn't even look broken...UGH!

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  22. I've had countless phone chargers that have broken on me in the same place. I've accepted that it's just the wear and tear that comes with it and eventually it will need to be replaced.

    xx Yasmin

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  23. It was great! Not to the point where I felt everyone had it hyped up to be though, but solid story, suspense, and amazing acting are all there!

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  24. Bahahaha! I have the same struggles, even though I have a sea of them in a drawer somewhere, they all eventually disappoint me and expose themselves. I do get my dad to tape them up with his "special" tape but they don't last as long as I wish they would

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  25. Such gorgeous photos! I am so with you on productivity - mainly mine has been poured into university work, but am hoping to get back on the blogging bandwagon asap. I still haven't watched Breaking Bad (super late to the party) so will probably binge over a weekend or two.. Also so lovely that you've known your boyfriend for all that time <3

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  26. Hahaha this is hilarious, and totally relatable - my one looks just like that! Why do all phone chargers eventually let us down?
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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  27. I'm from the New York area and there is usually always a veggie section.

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  28. Oh my Gosh, yes! I'm gonna read this letter to my charger :( Great Post.

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  29. This post made my day. Love it. You are so creative.

    xoxo Eva | www.evakindles.com

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  30. sushi is one of my favorite foods! if you like sweet potatoes i've had a sweet potato sushi roll and they were delicious =o)

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  31. stilettosandstandards.comMarch 15, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    This was EVERYTHING I felt!

    xo,

    Aïchatou Bella
    www.stilettosandstandards.com

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  32. Wow that's crazy they just stopped working & you've already gone through three. Whoa! :]

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  33. Four years? That is insane!! How do you do it? :]

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  34. Sometimes just got to break up with them. :]

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  35. Wow your phone chargers are dropping like flies. Three in a couple months is pretty intense. :]

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  36. At some point we just have to question why we keep reaching back for it after all this time. :]

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  37. The older headphones were especially horrible. They would break so often. I've had my headphones for my iPhone 5s the entire time though. :]

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  38. Someone accidentally burned your phone charger? I want to hear the story! :]

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  39. They do have a mind of their own. :]

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  40. Definitely wear & tear, I just wish they last a little bit longer. :]

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  41. Maybe we can make some sort of strange art with the dead phone chargers. :]

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  42. That's just their nature I suppose. :]

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  43. Good call. Read it to your charger & let me know how it takes it. :]

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  44. Those those phone chargers are all alike! :]

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  45. This was so fun to read haha!!! Love it! :)
    ♥NY

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  46. I'm loving the same things as you - except I must admit I haven't seen Breaking Bad yet and everyone raves about it! I'll have to add it to my list!

    Margarita Chi | MARGARITACHI.CO

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  47. I love your post. I can totally relate! Haha every time my chargers die on me, I've always felt so betrayed!


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  48. This post made me laugh and I have to admit I feel exactly the same way about my phone charger :)

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  49. I love the this post. It make me smile all over my face. I should have been making a letter to my old charger too when I dump it :D
    Xx Blue Ducklings
    http://www.blueducklings.wordpress.com

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  50. Dear My Android Charger,

    I cheated on you. With my mom's charger, brother's charger and boyfriend's charger. They were so much better than you. Sorry not sorry. But you're crap. Love, Bash.

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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  51. Delia Anastasia PituMarch 16, 2016 at 2:59 AM

    I so get this. I just bought a knitted one, it's protected, after all of my Apple chargers broke.

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  52. I am planning to make a sushi this weekend :) Lovely photos!
    Meet My Lovely World

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  53. I feel totally the same way - this happens to all my cables (laptop charger, you're included!)

    Margarita Chi | MARGARITACHI.CO

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  54. Belated happy birthday to your boyfriend lol. Gotta love free flowers! Xx

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  55. Such a fun post! Let's see... what am I loving?? The fact that JoJo is going to be the next bachelorette! Woohoo!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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  56. I wish I knew what I was doing right. I have now moved on to a new charger but only because I got a new phone. Maybe this one charger was just put under a spell or something, haha.

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  57. Omg, love this post! Totally agreed with you 'bout phone chargers. I always got a love and hate relationship with them! Love this post xo

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  58. Rajwant Kaur SinghMarch 17, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    Haha I love this! I go through chargers like water at the moment, it's insaneeee
    Good luck with your next one!

    What Raj Wants

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  59. I love this! How hilarious! I hate how temperamental the apple chargers are, really drives me mad. Great post! <3

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  60. Such a cute post!

    Chloe, xo
    chloexo2015.blogspot.com

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  61. I'm on school break and that's what i'm loving right now :D Able to do the things that i love to do and spend time meeting old friends and with family.

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  62. This is the first post that I've read that I laughed. Me and my phone charger have a love and hate relationship. Right now, it's hate. Haha, great post!

    Kathlyn | https://kathlynskorner.wordpress.com/

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