Does anyone else have a spouse that plays this game?
I was talking to Amanda a little while ago and she tells me how her husband didn’t want an Ipod until after she got one, and now he wants a bigger one, likely because she wants a bigger one. We started discussing how often this happens, and how husbands just cannot stand to be outdone.
I am officially naming it the ‘Bigger Penis Theory’. It’s like the pissing contests men have with each other, only played in their own home. We play it here too, my cell phone comes to mind. I wanted to upgrade my cell phone to a PDA phone. After deciding we’d do it, the ex decides he needs a PDA phone too. Only it can’t be the same phone I get. Oh no. He *needs* these other, better, features that the phone I am getting doesn’t have. So he proceeds to get a phone over twice the price of mine, with a lot more bells and whistles. Same thing happened with my Ipod- I got one, then he decided he wanted one, but bigger. Then he upgraded to the picture one, but then gave that one to me so he could get the one that plays videos. We even went through this with our cars! Granted my van is newer and more expensive than his, but I wanted the same color van as his car was, and no, that wouldn’t do. He steered me away from the gold to the blue, because gosh forbid they be the same, even though he knew I liked the gold better.
So what about you? Does the Bigger Penis Theory ever rear it’s ugly head(pun intended) in your home?