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Have You Ever Had Gadget Rage?

I'm way too practical to throw down my iPhone when it crashes or drops a call one too many times, but boy have I wanted to. Much like how I've wanted to kick my TV dead in the center of the screen because my cable company has pooped out on service and I've missed a show — as DirecTV did to some rather irritable Red Sox fans the other day. You do not mess with these people and their games!

No one wants to damage an expensive piece of equipment, but sometimes you're so frustrated by either its inability to give you what you want, or often, someone annoying coming out of the other end of the receiver. Have you totally lost it and damaged a gadget?

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lynbird lynbird 9 years
Oh, my Apple Mighty Mouse has taken its share of hits. The scroll ball kept jamming and nothing would dislodge it (canned air, turning it upside down, slipping a piece of paper in it)except a good, swift smack on the desk. I finally gave in and just bought a Logitech usb mouse with a wheel.
MuffinGal MuffinGal 9 years
My cell phones have always beared the brunt of my anger. So far, my Pink Razor has been safe from this.
omlove omlove 9 years
I have thrown my phone several times while having an argument with my boyfriend but on the bed...lolz. I had an urge to throw it on the floor but restrained myself thinking about the cost.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I too ran over my cell phone with my car. My sensible side would never do that with a good phone. It was old and I needed a new one anyways. Man it felt good :-)
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 9 years
Cell phone - I caught myself just as I was going to smash it on the floor. I tossed it on the bed and walked away for some much needed time out.
simplycutebecka simplycutebecka 9 years
I have not done it yet! I have wanted too many a times, but then I think how much it costs and I can't destroy it. :(
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
Not so much damage, but malfunctions were ensued by rage, and rough treatment. Sometimes, kicking/hitting something really DOES make it work!
angelinemarie angelinemarie 9 years
my ipod wasn't working one time so i threw it across my bedroom...
LOVErickii LOVErickii 9 years
but i was aware enough to throw it on my bed
wolfpackgal wolfpackgal 9 years
i threw my cell phone at the floor once when i was mad at my mom... it majorly broke and i had to use duct tape to hold it together..
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 9 years
I've thrown my cell phone once... and the tech specialist at my job wouldn't fix a printer that continuously jammed. I took a little anger out on it..
Tabloid Tabloid 9 years
I did. I do have some anger management problem quite sometimes. Well I don't know if it's really anger management but I still call it like that.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
In an argument with my ex boyfriend in college, I threw my cell phone at the wall and it shattered. One of my friends was able to put it completely back together, though, and I brought it to Verizon and told them it stopped working. Got a new phone out of it :-P Also, I have that angry competitive thing going on too and have broken video game controllers before...but I refrain with the Wii because I know how freaking expensive the Wiimotes are. Oh, and then there was that time I threw the TiVo has a crack on it's little glass/sensor thing on the top to show for it. My boyfriend says I need anger management... :oy: :-P
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
I've only lost it once. I hit my new laptop for being stupid. I hate you, Windows Vista. So very, very much. Other than that, I've only beat on a couple digital cameras that were already completely dead anyway. Kodak sucks more than Vista.
jlr32phl jlr32phl 9 years
I desperately want to throw my company's color printer out of the window of our 16th floor office! The paper jams almost EVERY time you send something to print. How much could a new printer possibly cost? They're losing money anyways with all the paper that gets ruined from all the jams. It's so frustrating!
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I've thrown a few phones in my time. I also used to go through mice & keyboards a lot when I played FPS games, which gets really expensive because I always buy the latest & greatest peripherals.
quelle quelle 9 years
i've definitely abused my old phone lots by throwing it onto desks/whatnot. and i've had moments of pc rage where the ctrl+alt+del seems to do nothing and i pound on the keyboard a few times. but i've never actually damaged anything.
northofantastic northofantastic 9 years
Nothing recently, but in elementary school I totally destroyed my first Polaroid camera. I really regretted it afterwards. I've got a much better handle on my rage, but I still get the urge. Ugh. :(
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
i love all things tech, but i have a terrible relationship with everything tech in my life -cell phone, computer, printer, you name it. the rage is definitely present!
JenBrett JenBrett 9 years
Most of the photo copiers I've worked with. Paper jams are the worst, especially when, as in Office Space, there is no paper jam! I have kicked a few, but I also promised the last one a lap dance if it got thru the 3,000 page copies I had to make before leaving one night!
gemsera gemsera 9 years
After taking an extremely rude call from my boss on my day off I threw my very expensive phone at my equally expensive car - chipped the windscreen and shattered the phone into a few hundred pieces. He bought me a new one though, so no complaints!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I did once. I kicked my laptop with my stiletto.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I've slammed the phone (not cellphone) down in disgust, but that's about it. My boyfriend is a little extreme when it comes to video games - he throws (and far too often breaks) the video game controller.
linb linb 9 years
My mother just sent me a slideshow that she made at work of her and her husband/boss destroying their copier, much like the Office Space scene.
millarci millarci 9 years
I've always had this urge to do this to a printer but haven't yet.
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