After I showed it to her online, with a big smile on my face, my wife bought me a T-shirt for Christmas that says
There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't.I love this T-shirt. Either you get it, or you don't. In particular, you probably don't get why anyone would think it was funny.
Another favorite of mine is the T-Shirt that says
<BODY>on the front and
</BODY>on the back. Priceless. Snork snork.
Fixing My Own Computer
I recently bought a newer (larger, faster) hard drive for my MacBook Pro. iFixIt has very nice instructions on how to upgrade your hard drive here. Note all the tiny little screws. I was surprised by how many tiny little screws there were. I also had to go to Radio Shack to get a T6 Torx screwdriver. I actually got a cool little box with a screwdriver and exchangable tiny bits for electronic repair.
At dinner (my laptop in pieces, not done yet) I mentioned to my wife how surprised I was at all the little screws, how Apple had made it so complicated compared to other laptops I had worked with, and how it was taking me longer than I thought. She said "why didn't you just take it to a repair person?" I looked at her, stunned. I was hurt. How could she say such a thing? She just didn't get it.
It was as if she was struggling late at night over a pie for a pot-luck the next day, and I were to say "honey, why don't you save yourself some time and just buy a pie from the local bakery?" Sheesh...
Smacking My Son
Recently I was hanging outside our house with my 2-year-old son and our neighbors, a Mom and her daughter. At some point my son ran SLAM straight into me and we both laughed. The Mom and daughter both sucked in their breath.
I said, "you know, I don't think this is something women usually get. Boys love this sort of thing." Then I gave him a good smack on his forehead with my palm, kind of like Homer doing 'doh!' or the V-8 commercial. They both exclaimed in alarm. He roared with laughter. After some time the Mom said "no, we don't get it" and shook her head.