My scale is broken. This isn’t a joke, it really is broken!
It’s not that I am so heavy that I popped a spring or crushed a sensor… it’s that the stinking battery is dead!
I stood on the scale this morning and it flashed all sorts of funny things. When I flipped it over to change the battery, I discovered that there wasn’t a battery to be replaced. The battery was permanently hardwired and encased inside of the metal underbelly of the scale. So in other words, I have to buy a new scale instead of a new battery.
The scale reads, “This scale contains a built-in, long life, lithium battery. No battery replacement required”… until now!
So now I have to buy a new scale.
The one that died is from Health-o-Meter. (Is it just me or do all products from a company with an “-o-” in their names seem shaky?) Also, it wasn’t very accurate. I’d step on the scale and it would display someone else’s weight just to make me feel better.
At least it wasn’t like the scale my mom had when I was a kid. My brother and I were scared to step on it because every time mom did she screamed!
I was thinking about getting one of those amazing Withings scales, you know the ones that tell you your weight, percent of body fat and BMI… but those suckers are over a hundred bucks! That’s crazy. If I wanted to pay a hundred bucks to hear bad news I’d see my doctor again.