Remember when I mentioned I had to get a new battery here? I forgot to say, that was the original battery. Last time it was in the shop, the charging system was checked and the battery was just fine. Apparently, when they go, they go.
First, I was "told" to unzip the bag. No idea why they wanted it opened, but they had ALL of us in line open our bags. Not all the way, just have them ready for them to just lift the covers. Maybe it was to speed things up if need be. Dunno.