I couldn’t find an adapter for my recent trip to Russia, so I went to a local discount store in Manhattan to get one.
I didn’t end up buying this one – besides, if you wander around Broadway in the upper 20s, you could find them for ~$1 – but oh, was the packaging a doozy. In addition to the lack of a copyright year on the bottom of the package, and completely ignoring the manufacturer’s desire to fit every single color known to exist on the carton, there’s a weird quote near the bottom too:
“Compassion is the pillar of world peace.”
As if you already couldn’t tell this was made in China, some cheeky character went ahead and included something that wouldn’t be out of place in the mind of the Dalai Lama. Sure enough, this leader of Tibet in-exile would claim to have said this. Oh, and this would not make it to shop were it printed in Chinese.
Let’s look at this another, tackier way. $7.99 to relieve both my phone and myself of suffering? What a deal!