The Office Jester… every office needs one to make fun of people’s obsession with technology
The other day, we were in the middle of a debate between two friends. The subject of that war was eBooks vs. real books. Now, logically, I knew the eBook guy should win but art isn’t always about logic. After all, you just have to look at all the plastic surgeries gone wrong in the world to understand how beauty and grace are actually about the sum of individual parts as opposed to the individual parts. So in that fight between friends – you know the kinds that are the most enjoyable – one guy ended up accusing the other of obsession with technology.
This got our neurones firing towards this post and how businesses have become obsessed with technology. It is almost as if they think that if they don’t keep up with technological advancements, they’ll die. Whether it’s true or not is moot but it does lead to some amusing situations at workplaces where employees are trying to cope with new technology. Have you heard about the entrepreneur who switched every employee’s computer to a Dell because he liked music? Har! Har!
Obsession with technology by businesses is fine, up until it backfires. The video we’re sharing today isn’t about obsession with technology at work but it could be. And, since it’s the turn of the year, a time of hopes and dreams in the future (we call it the “it could be” time) because of all the resolutions, and a time when we should be drowning in some intoxicating liquids, we decided to take a shortcut and feature this video.
Obsession with Technology Backfires
The wives always get back, don’t they? It’s like they wait for their moment to get back at the husbands every moment of their lives. They’re so patient, it’s sick! You’ve got to feel for this poor bloke, everything he suggested to his wife would’ve made her life just that little bit easier and possibly faster. But resistance to change is a common psychographic trait.
Granted; the dude could’ve been more supportive with his suggestions i.e. he could’ve avoided being so patronising but that’s precisely the thing. People who have that obsession with technology have it because it gives them a sense of superiority over others. Just look at your 16-year-old with her iPhone 7!
To be fair to Emma, the guy should’ve seen the signs. Through this video, Emma has progressively become more and more miffed and her husband should’ve have predicted his own downfall. But then again, like all husbands, he failed to read those tell-tale signs that the rest of the world seems to spot at the drop of a hat. Throughout the video, Emma was probably thinking “Ima gonna show him” (read in African American accent).
The revenge was a dish served very, very stinky by Emma. Maybe she served him some red hot spicy Indian curry the night before? That would’ve been another layer of wickedness. We would like Emma even more if that’s what she did.