Monday, August 06, 2007

Vasectomy for iPhone?


No, this is not a personal anecdote. But, this does beg the question, what would you do for an iPhone?

There's a story in today's Denver Post about one Sean Johnson (Yes, Mr. Johnson - How can I make this up?). Apparently, he was vacationing in Colorado Springs for a family reunion. He purchased an iPhone, but, according to the story, did not seek the permission of his wife first. Here's the rest of the story...
"We have five kids combined - sort of like our very own Brady Bunch ... and we have two children together," Johnson explains. "And she had made me promise that I would get a vasectomy at some point. I love having children, so I always thought in the back of my mind that there would be a chance that she would change her mind. But she didn't seem like she was going to be convinced. She didn't really want to go through another labor."

Who could blame iWife?

When the family met up at Denver International Airport to complete the trip, however, Johnson was "pouting" and carrying on as children often do without their toys.

That's when the wheels were set in motion for one of the most infamous deals in the history of nerds.

The deal stipulated that Johnson obtain a vasectomy, putting an end to the idea of more Johnson children. In turn, Johnson would be allowed to splurge on his iPhone.
Now, who would ever do this? I can just picture what this guy looks like and what his computer room at home looks like. There is no way that I (a post-modern and metrosexual man) would give into a deal like this - HA! So, did Mr. Johnson do through with this? This final quote sums it up...

"It's far from perfect, but it's by far the most perfect phone I've used."

(thanks to the Today in iPhone podcast for the story) (image credit)

7 comments:

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Awesome Mom said...

Well I don't see a problem with it if he had already been considering it any way. Besides he is a double winner now as I am sure his wife will be much more willing to have more nookie now that he is shooting blanks.

Scott said...

Hahahahahah! That guy has got to be a nerd! Although I imagine he was headed for a vasectomy anyway, because that's what the wife wanted. Might as well get something out of it!

What is metrosexual, Doc A? Does that mean you like to dress nice and don't wear a loincloth and drag a club around like men "are supposed to"?

Pattie said...

heheheh...this made me laugh out loud!
OMG....
Not only "who would do this", but who would tell others of this arrangement??!!! Very funny....

Amanda said...

Ah, so THAT is how it's done!

My husband has been making noises about getting a vasectomy for over four years (usually horrified noises, coupled with much leg-crossing and facial contortions), so obviously, noise is all it's been.

Now I just have to find out exactly what will motivate him properly...

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gayCMEguy said...

It's good to have you back Dr. A.
Scott: You're pretty close. A metrosexual is a heterosexual man who possesses the more highly evolved qualities -not that I'm biased, (i.e. good taste, style, sensitively -yet manly), generally associated with gay men.