Riddle me this….
Now that so many people have smart phones, I notice clusters of people hanging out around electrical outlets. At the airport there are some “charging stations”, and people also plug into the electrical outlets (that are probably there so they can vacuum the floor). In the library, some people plug phones into the computers via USB. I’ve seen people plug in in bars as well.
- Where is it OK to plug in?
- Where is it Possibly OK?
If it’s a ‘Charging Station, that’s an invitation to plug in, right? But what about other places? Can you just suck someone’s electricity In The Name of CONNECTIVITY? Is it ‘wrong’ to stick your prongs into someone else’s receptacle without express permission?
(And when did the ‘shift key on the left side of my keyboard die?)
IMHO… Unless it’s a clearly marked “Charging Station”, or at a hotel, an airport or other transportation hub (a bus or train station) you should ask permission before plugging in.
If I’m at a bar or restaurant, I always ask first.
I’m also kinda obsessive about making sure I’m charged up before I go anywhere. But that’s just me.