Richard Smith asked via Facebook:
What device have you owned that frustrated you so much that you wanted to take it out to a field and destroy it (like the printer in Office Space)?
I’ve had too many to count.
For whatever reason, I usually choose to hold onto old gadgets even though there’s a slim chance I’ll ever use them again. I mean, I feel that I’ve wasted so much money on products that totally suck that I figured I might as well keep them indefinitely.
This is one of the reasons I don’t keep a lot of gadgets around (or rely on too many of them at one time). Inevitably, they’re prone to breaking and disappointing me.
Maybe I’m long overdue for a spring cleaning? I just hate to think I’ll get rid of something only to find out that someone would’ve paid a few bucks for something that I was no longer finding valuable… even if the implementation of said product’s idea totally sucked.
I’ve wasted more money on poor products in my life than I care to admit.
Sadly, I’ve owned very few that I wouldn’t care to shoot.
Note: this particular device wasn’t broken on purpose!