When I clicked on this
Yahoo news story, I was expecting another Youtube video of a girl destroying her boyfriend's Xbox, but was surprised to see some set up nonsense that including blowing an Xbox up. Still, it brought something to mind that I had to chat about.
If you go on Youtube and type in something like 'girlfriend destroys Xbox,' you'll get tons of videos of girls saying that they are tired of their boyfriend playing video games for hours and ignoring them, and then break apart the Xbox, Playstation, Wii, whatever. (Xbox is almost a generic term, but I'm sure you can find video of all three.) While I love wanton destruction as much as the next person (probably more, if I'm honest with myself), it's all really quite silly.
To give you some perspective, my husband of over three years is a gamer, a big time one, really. Most of his stuff is over the computer (he's a WoW fanatic, among other games), but he has a PS3 and we used to have an Xbox until the disc drive died. Either way, he's usually on one of those things. And, really, I'm glad. It gives him a way to unwind after work and I get to have my own hobbies.
What's that? I'm not desperate to have him up my ass all the time? Well, no! I have things I like to do as well. When the hubby is playing his stuff, I'm either roleplaying online, playing the Sims 3, reading, watching TV, or maybe even going outside and going somewhere! I might get irritated if he gets wrapped up in something when he's supposed to take out the garbage or take the dog to the bathroom, but it's a minor inconvenience, not a meltdown.
Ladies, you aren't doing your fellow females any favors by destroying gaming systems in a fit of firey woman rage. Sure, you get the high of breaking something into tiny pieces, but then what? You have one really pissed off boyfriend that, if he has any self respect, is going to break up with you for being a psychopath. Who's to say that you won't take that hammer to his head
next time? Also, if he's particularly vindictive (and let's face it, most are), he could have you arrested for vandalism. Those gaming systems that look like a hunk of plastic to you? Yeah, they aren't cheap.
So ladies, the next time that you get angry at your boyfriend playing Xbox instead of paying attention to you, don't pick up the hammer. Pick up the car keys and go out! Pick up a book and enjoy yourself! Ask him to teach you how to play! If you end up liking it, then you even have a hobby you can enjoy together.
Also, if you really cannot handle a man enjoying video games rather than being by your side all the time, well, you may need a different kind of man. Instead of breaking the Xbox, break up with him. Let him go find a gamer girlfriend, or at least someone with enough self confidence that she doesn't need to be babysat by her boyfriend all the time, and you can go find what you need as well!