How to get over gadget paranoia?
November 15, 2005 12:13 PM Subscribe
How can I become less paranoid/crazy about the condition of my expensive gadgets?
posted by icespide to health & fitness (32 answers total)
I'm the type of person that always rushes out to buy the latest and greatest gadget. Once I have it, I'm very paranoid about keeping it in perfect condition. Once I get it home I will inspect it for hours to find any of the typical defects. Dust under the screen, mushy buttons, plastic bubbles, even the slight mis alignment of the plastic of an iPod will drive me crazy. Once I find an imperfection it's all I can think about it, I can't even stand to use the product.
Once I find a defect or problem with it I freak out. I desperately think of ways I can get a new one. I buy a new one, put the old on the box and return that box, and I have also become a master of the warranty exchange deal. I finally get a new one only to find more problem with the new unit.
I haven't always been like this. I've been through this with countless iPods, the PSP, and lots of other gadgets. The most recent event is the new Video Capable iPod i bought last week. The first one had hair under the screen after a day. Now my second one has other problems.
The Point is I will never get a perfect one and I know it. It DRIVES ME CRAZY THOUGH. What is wrong with me, it still works and most of the problems are things your everyday person cannot even see. This is really starting to ruin my life.
Does anyone have any advice or maybe some tips for me becoming not so crazy over these kind of pointless things?