I needed a battery, but was too lazy to go very far for it, so I just went across the street to the gas station. I was in luck! They had it. But something was really strange about the packaging:
The casing of the battery looked like a Duracell, but the packaging looked generic. The date stamped on the bottom of the battery was weird too. It was May of 2010. And it didn’t look like the original bottom of the battery. It looked re-conditioned or something. I have a battery tester, so I checked to see if it had any power. It did.
I only needed it for a one-time use, so I threw it away after I was done. Who knows what would happen with such a frankenstein battery? And I think next time I need a battery, I’ll go a little farther and get it at the drug store.