When Sean and I first started living together, we each had our fair share of electronic equipment that we brought into the relationship. At that time, most of it was stereo equipment, although we also both had cell phones and he had a computer. Oh, and don't forget the video games. While I've always been a bit of a tech geek, Sean's knowledge and geekiness far outweighed mine at the time. He was on cell phone 10 or 11 at that point, while I was on cell phone 1 - and I had just quit sharing one with our dear friend Valdez (hard to believe we were able to share one of these at one point).
As time has progressed, my need for the latest, the coolest, the geekiest, etc. has dramatically increased, while Sean's has stayed pretty much the same. Approximately one year after finally upgrading my original cell phone, the iPhone came out, and since then, it's been a downright race between us to see who can have the better tech tools. Okay, maybe I'm the only one who's racing, but I think he's probably at least a little invested. Oh fine, it's just me - it's all in my head and I have an issue with competitiveness. But then, you probably already knew that.
When Apple released the most recent version of the iPhone, I pretty much started foaming at the mouth. Knowing that my original iPhone (I was the first one of us to get that - actually the only one) had recently been replaced with the 3G, I knew there wasn't a chance in hell I was going to get to upgrade again so soon. The fact that Sean also had a 3G and wasn't going to be upgrading any time soon either was the only thing that soothed my frustration about that. And then he had to go and drop his damn phone - so of course when his work bought him a new one they naturally upgraded. I believe our conversation went something like this: