In case you haven’t already noticed, we at Shecky’s have sleuthed out some of the differences between men and women. Just in time for the holiday season, one Staffer was able to contemplate the ridiculousity of the gadget obsession that guys have, particularly their fixation with everything HD.
“I used to date a guy who was a total and complete movie buff. He was about one level below the kind of guy who only spoke in movie quotes (thankfully) and his DVD collection was unreal. Think of those CD binders you used to have circa 1999, put it on steroids…and multiply by one trillion. I’m not exaggerating.
He also had an obsession with technology and gadgets. He had a BlackBerry before smartphones became the norm, but quickly turned into an Apple snob, morphing into one of the crazies…I mean, people, camping out for the latest and greatest in Apple products, iPhones to iPads, you name it. Now that I’ve told you all the vitals, I can proceed with one particular instance where his movie obsession slash general fanaticism for technology really made me go…WTF?!
Me and the aforementioned guy dated on and off in college. Whether it was a middle of the afternoon hangout sesh or going home together post a night out with friends, he always put a movie on. It wasn’t like we never talked or had one-on-one face time, but he legitimately loved movies, so even if it was in the background, there was always one on.
Fast forward a few years, and said guy and I have stopped dating. Moreover, we’ve even stopped talking. Not in a nasty way, just in a moved on way. We ended up ‘randomly’ reconnecting (read: late night texting) and after our brief catch-up session, lo and behold, he suggested popping in a movie. We were at my apartment, so my movie collection was much less vast than his own. I let him have free reign….and he picked…wait for it…Aladdin. I wasn’t opposed to his selection being that I was still tipsy, it was way past my bedtime and I do love me some Genie, but I still thought it was weird.
He went to pop in the movie and paused, looking at me with such an intent gaze in his eye that I couldn’t tell if he was going to confess that he killed my puppy or propose. Oh no, even better. He asked, with such conviction…“Is your TV HD?!” Yes, that was the question. I was able to confirm that my TV was indeed HD, which was lucky for me because I can’t imagine the rant that would have taken place had it been the opposite. It was 3am, he was in the apartment of an ex-girlfriend and that’s what was on his mind? Why are guys so obsessed with technology, particularly HD?!”
GIRL TALK TIME: Is your boyfriend/fling/husband obsessed with technology? Have you ever had a WTF moment when their obsession became too much? Spill it here!