Seems there was a big storm in San Antonio a few days ago and the basketball player lost power in his home.
He said on Twitter : “ I had 2 run 2 HEB 2 buy candles! Can u imagine changing diapers w/ just the light of a cellphone & a small flashlight? Tough! ”
Ginobili's bakc yard in San Antonio after the storm
Pretty sure Manu can afford a better setup :-) but I think that what he said about changing diapers using a cellphone as a source of light illustrates well how troublesome it can be if you don’t have a good flashlight.
Seems so unlikely for those of us that literally have months or years worth of light thanks to several LED lights and pounds of AA, AAA and 123A batteries and LiIon and LSD (low self discharge) rechargables.
There’s people out there that simple don’t plan for these common inconveniences. Something that you
can avoid with A 20 pack worth of AA and a couple single AA LED flashlights, for a grand total of maybe 30 bucks if you buy a couple good 80 Lumen flashlights, like the Tank 007 or Akoray.
I think the changing diaper in the dark experience is yet another strong point in favor of headlamps and how convenient they are for when you have to keep doing chores when there’s no power.
Funny how he mentioned candles, so typical of Argentines to use those when there’s no power, specially in the old days like I’m sure Ginobilli did when he was younger. Power Outages were a daily inconvenience during Alfonsin presidency ( no LEDs back then and the incandescent flashlights just didn’t last as long or illuminate as well) It became common a couple years ago too, but LEDs help a lot these days.
Anyway, thought it was funny to picture Manu changing diapers with his Iphone light (and some other small flashlight, probably not very bright one too). If someone lives near by send the guy a nice Fenix light, he’ll appreciate it next time. :-)