Even though I love things that are considered a "guy's domain". Cars, tech, building things... even getting my hands dirty, I can't help it.
|See!!! Isn't it pretty??? |
Whew! There. I said it.
Yeah, I know. It's girly.
But in case you haven't noticed, I'm a girl. Usually, I'm able to squelch that impulse and buy the thing that I need, rather than the one that is pretty. Sometimes not.
Case in point, my new computer.
I was looking for a new computer. Mine's 7 years old, the letters on the keys have worn off, the hard drive is full and the screen is about to go.... So, it's time.
I'm all about getting the good deal. So, I found one that was the right specs, for the right amount of money.... And, lo and behold.... it was even pretty and red (which is not my favorite color, but it was so nice after looking at a grey computer for, well for forever...
So, I bought it.
It got to my house, I started to transfer my computer data from my old computer to the new one and I noticed a problem. Static appeared on 1/3 of the screen.
I called tech support (yes, I know that a butterfly dies every time you call tech support, but this wasn't a problem I could fix on my own) and they told me to send the computer back. But that they didn't have any more of that model.
They supplied me with something of greater value.
But I'm somehow disappointed. Because it's grey and black. Not nearly as pretty as that red one that made me smile...
Personally, I think it's crazy that I'd almost rather have the pretty one than the better one. But I would. I guess I really do prefer form over function....
That said, I (of course) couldn't keep the one that didn't work. So, I'm trying to make the best of it. And any new computer is better than the one I've been working on...
Does anyone else have an internal war between form and function? Which do you choose?
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