For the want of a nail and/or power strip

Because my computer can’t use an aircard, I have a MiFi disk. Because the MiFi disk always accidentally turns on and powers down, it was off when I got into a cab yesterday. Because I’m neurotic about finishing up work, I spent the short cab ride trying to power the MiFi, with my iPad and notebooks strewn across the seats, eventually giving up because the tech wouldn’t work properly. Because I’m lazy, I just sighed and shoved all this stuff into my bag as I met a friend. Because it was nice out, we drank outside. Because I’m inattentive, I didn’t notice until a waitress pointed out that a pounding rainstorm had surpassed the awning over the bar seats, and water had started shooting in to the bag.

This is how my $849 iPad stopped working.