Nick gave him the whole story and told him he really didn’t want to leave the store with out a cord that would allow us to use the computer. The guy called the repair center but didn’t get much farther than we did. Finally he suggested Nick buy a special HP universal adapter for $79.00 and he could return it within 30 days once the repair center sent us a new one (like your idea, Kate). Nick wanted to know what would happen if they never sent the right cord.
After looking at him for a minute the guy asked Nick if he had a penny. A penny?? Nick said “I’ve got a dime.” Thinking the guy wanted to use it as a crude screw driver or something. But the manager was saying, “Never mind, I’ve got one.” Then he rang up the new cord for a penny, slipped it in a bag and handed it to Nick.
My thanks to Nick and the manager – now I have MY computer back!!
I wrote all that the other day. Yesterday my arthritis attacked again, with vengeance. Around 3:00 Friday afternoon I felt a small twinge in my finger. By 11:00 that night the if I moved it or brushed against something the pain was nearly as bad as kidney stones. It’s better today but still very tender and I am typing mostly with one hand. I have an appointment with the arthritis doctor this week. Wish me luck!