Jubeele and I have had many instances of items going missing, only to reappear in places that totally defy our collective logic. What makes an impact, is those occurrences where you look several times in the place where the item should be, for no result, yet it appears in that spot, usually after Jubeele acknowledges the joke and asks for the item to be returned.
Well, the prank has now changed with the latest performance exhibiting an amount of artistic flair. This is not the first time that I've encountered an entity that has an affinity with electricity, but that's another story and I digress.
The "instrument of torture" in this instance, was my mobile phone. At night, I plug it into the charger, the phone beeps and the display indicates that it is charging. The charger plugs into a power board which plugs into the wall. All very complicated, but it allows me easy access to power outlets, unlike the wall socket, which is hard to reach.
Two nights ago, I plugged the charger cord into the phone, it beeped, the display turned on, indicating that the phone was 60% and charging. However, as I looked up, I noticed that one of the power switches in the wall was turned off. Visually following the power lead, I realized that it was from the power board connected to the charger.
Two questions immediately sprung to mind - "How can a mobile phone charge without any power?" and "How did the switch turn itself off?".
I now became concerned that either the wall switch or the power board was faulty. To figure out which device was causing the problem, I plugged the bedside lamp into a spare outlet on the power board. The lamp did not turn on. This result throws up a complicated mess of "what ifs", so I concentrated on the wall switch and managed to turn it back on.
The lamp immediately turned on while the mobile phone continued to charge. I turned the power off and both devices shut down. I turned the power on again and behold - logic had been restored to the universe, with the lamp shining brightly and my mobile phone now 75% charged.
Now this would normally have been the end of the incident, I would have signed this off as coincidence and not bothered to publish on YGS, but last night I plugged in my mobile phone and turned on the lamp, but nothing happened.
There was enough light from the hallway for me to see that the wall switch was turned off. Again!