You know you're obsessed with your iPod when...

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  1. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

    bennetsaysargh

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    well? have a go at it. i'll start off with a few.

    you don't trust many people with your ipod, but you can take anyone else's.
    people at school/work know you as the iPod guy.
    you've tried to photoshop yourself as an iPod ad.
    you have over $100 in accessories.

    come on, there has to be more. :)
     
  2. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen this on other boards, I think it'll work well here... good idea!

    When you protect your iPod more than anything.
    When you show your iPod off all the time.

    I'm sure we can come with some good ones, mine are kind of lame. :rolleyes:
     
  3. cyanide macrumors regular

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    WHEN...

    ... you wash your hands before handling your iPod.
    ... you download every song that has ever appeared in an iPod commercial just "cause".
    ... you know the market share for the iPod vs. other players.
    ... you count the number of white headphones you see walking downtown.
    ... you can spot an iPod poster/ad from ten blocks away.
    ... your girlfriend scoffs at you as an apple-loving, iPod-toting, cultist. (by the way, i just got her to switch! ibook/1.33/14"/512/60/combo)
    ... people are always asking you if "that's an iPod you are listening to"
    ... people have to constantly tap you on the shoulder to get you to acknowledge them
    ... train rides and days at work "magically" don't take as long
    ... you answer forums like this
    ... you named your first-born child iPod
    ... you have an iPod tattooed on your body
    ... you have 60 gigs of music just because you can
    ... you could go on forever with reasons you know you are obsessed with your ipod.
     
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    -...after a nasty fall, you check your iPod before the bloody gashes in your knees.

    -...despite the fact that you bought it for exercising, you refuse to actually take your iPod out of the home for fear that "someone might take my baby".

    -...you always wash your hands before touching it, to prevent fingerprints on the polished metal.

    -...you insist on holding it while listening in the car, because the console between the seats is too dirty to be allowed to touch it. (My wife does this.)

    -...you keep it in an iPod case, which is in turn stored in a carrying bag, which is in turn stored in a zippered outer bag, to be sure it stays clean and safe. (Also true.)
     
  5. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

    bennetsaysargh

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    nice! i got another few...

    you constantly dance like an ipod ad as a joke (or is it?)
    you have an iBeam, just because
    you don't understand how anyone could do anything without one
    you become clinically insane when it's not available to you for just one day
    you have mob hits on your ipod to impress your italian teacher ;)
     
  6. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    or:

    ...even though you only own 40 CDs, you spend $14,500 at the iTMS "cause it'd be a shame to let the other 58GB go to waste."
     
  7. maya macrumors 68040

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    Correct. :)

    "The iPod gal". :)

    Not really.

    Nope.

    2 out of 4 is not bad. Good thing I am not obsessed. ;) :)
     
  8. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    ahaha those are halarious... and so true. :)

    how about...

    ....when you've had every generation of iPod (thats true)
    ...when you are part of the halo effect
    ...when you know that the halo effect is
    ...when you worry when someone else is holding your iPod, keeping an eye on them at all times
    ...try an calculate the ratio of iPods before and after christmas break and use that to decide what Apple's Q1 results are
    ...when you watch keynotes and listen to the earnings report
    ...when you look forward to the next time you will open a brand new iPod box :)
     
  9. Lacero macrumors 604

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    You give evil eyes, and laugh devilishly to anyone in the gym without an iPod
     
  10. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

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    : you were an early adopter, and remember what the ipod wink was, and how special it used to be!
    : you have 16 different versions of one song.
    : your iTunes library has just about quadrupled since you got your first iPod
     
  11. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    I got you beat. 22 versions of Jimi Thing. I collect DMB shows, so Jimi Thing is one of the most played by them.

    ...you brag about how many different versions of the same song you have on a Mac forum
    ...you go into your library to double check on the number.
     
  12. angelneo macrumors 68000

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    : or when you have a shrine worshipping the ipod, start the ipod bible, begin walking around in the streets saying "ipod is the answer to our world problems"
     
  13. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    maybe i'm a freak?

    when you start complaining about the trendy people that wear the white headphones like the iPod is about form and not function and consider yourself better than them because you have regular headphones

    when you keep your ipod remote and headphones set up on your jacket in the winter so that all you have to move is the ipod it self

    when you find youself dring to five different electronic stores just so your car can have the right set up

    when you ask other people if you can unwrap their ipod and load their songs on - just so you can relive your first time
     
  14. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

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    : you have the bible on your ipod
    : you have a guide to every apple store in the world on your ipod, god forbid you have a problem with your ipod anywhere in the us japan or england
     
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    (this is what I did--by accident)

    ...when you buy a table that matches the ones found in the Apple Store, and the first thing you put on there is the iPod box that you saved.
     
  16. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    I've tried to Photoshop myself into an iPod ad. Didn't work too well. :D

    Got the Constitution on my iPod as well...
     
  17. Espnetboy3 macrumors 6502

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    you think its weird that i sleep with mine and give it its own pillow.
    I tuck her in at night. Ill eat dinner with her and let her charge next to me.
    I sometimes take it to the movies she seems to like dramas. Ill shower with her(ziplock bag her) she likes to see me naked :)
    and last but not least i just bough it a ring
     
  18. continuum macrumors 6502

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    i use my ipod as a toothbrush because i want my teeth to be just as white!
     
  19. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

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    got some more
    : when you refer to your ipod as "my baby"
    : you always have an ipod cable with you, just in case
    : you have some absurd name for your ipod, like foxyPod 2.0 :p
     
  20. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Heres some which are very true:

    - You need to check what songs other people put on their iPods, just because

    - The only time you stopped listening to an iPod was when you charged it

    - You have so many accessories your iPod has doubled in size
     
  21. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Your post just made me think of another good "obsessed":

    - If the only relationship you've ever had is with your iPod

    - If the only passionate kiss you ever had was with your iPod so you could practice that summer when I was 12 :p
     
  22. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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  23. bennetsaysargh thread starter macrumors 68020

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    hmm, that's not really as obsessed as it is derranged :p
    i got another one...
    : you tore down one of the ipod ads in the subways for your wall
    : you almost tore down the non-working pay phone because it had an "iPods lick balls" sticker on it.
     
  24. Espnetboy3 macrumors 6502

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    aside from this the real question is wat to get my baby for valentines day, she is 20 and im not referring to my girlfriend lol. Maybe leather case, the car adapter the laser for fun , not sure yet. Whatever it is i just want her to be happy
     
  25. virividox macrumors 601

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    man there are so many ipods around now its no longer possible to be called the ipod guy

    but im still known as the mac guy
     

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