Don't they say that only a fool does the same thing twice but expects a different result the second time?
But a greater fool would blame the large / external without first investigating the small / internal.
For something like a battery there are three possibilities: 1. Operator error; 2. Manufacturing defect; 3. Systemic problem. I assumed: 1. The mistake was mine. I simply left dead batteries in the device too long. I will not do that again. I crossed that bridge some time ago. 2. That specific battery was defective. But, just in case, I will start using a different brand. I crossed that bridge some time ago. 3. The vendor is evil. I will never do business with them again. I crossed that bridge some time ago. Which leads me to today...
That device sometimes goes months between uses so it escaped my Duracell purge. Those were the last two Duracell batteries in the house. Never again will that dung cross my threshold.