Ladies, we’ve all seen it. You stop by Best Buy with your guy to pick up the latest version of Quicken and before you know it, you look over and find him in a trance. His eyes are glazed over and he’s gazing at something across the store. There’s a faint hint of a smile on his face and just the tiniest bit of drool making its way down his bottom lip.
“Lloyd! Hello? Anybody in there?” I say loudly. Nothing.
He doesn’t hear me. As if pulled by some magnetic force he seems to glide effortlessly to another section of the store.
That’s when I see it.
He’s fixated upon the bevy of LCDs and plasmas plastered up on the back wall. They seem to be shouting colorful, crisp, sweet-nothings to Lloyd. Do they speak in some sort of secret dialogue to males that females can’t understand?
Truth be told, he may be close to perfect, but Lloyd does really have an innate infatuation with HDTV flat screens – or any flat screen for that matter (we have two very large old-school tube TVs in our apartment). Every time he lays his eyes on those flat screens, he becomes more delirious than every girl in the world was the day that the Sex & The City movie premiered.
I, on the other hand, watched TV on this 13-inch gem for a good 20 years and was more than confused when my parents bought me a new (tube) TV for Christmas a couple years ago:
In my female mind, it displays any show you could ever dream of watching just as well as those fancy 40 inch LCD screens up on the wall at Best Buy.
If it were up to me, we’d watch TV on our perfectly functional tube TVs until they day they stopped powering on. To me, they work just fine. To a guy though, this tube TV we have in our apartment is pure blasphemy.
Further proof of the male HDTV obsession? Just check out the comment that Lloyd left on my post back in June titled “Do you have HGTV Envy?“.
The good news is that Lloyd has an abnormal amount of self-control (he must if we don’t already have a 50-incher on our living room wall) and we’ve made a little bit of a compromise as far as his dream television goes. We’ve decided that what’s much more important now is to save for a house in the future and once we’ve bought said house, we each get to splurge on a big item for all of our hard work and dedication to saving.
What will our splurges be you ask? If you haven’t guessed his, it will be a HDTV flat screen (the exact size has yet to be determined). For me, it will be the biggest, firmest, most extravagant KING BED I can find.
What would your splurges be?