Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What to Buy a Physicist

Marty: This. I want this. (points to portable mass spectrometer)


Me: Yeahhh, a small plastic thingy that glows purple when you push the button....
Marty: It's a mass spectrometer.
Me: Uh-huh.
Marty: A portable one.
Me: Uh-huh.


Marty: It'll scan the molecular structure of anything. Look! (gestures to website)
Me: (gasp) It's 250 freaking dollars!
That's, like, two Prime subscriptions. Plus six months of Netflix!


Marty: Your point? (looks at front porch) Oh yeah, I totally see where your priorities lie.
Me: What? A girl's gotta have her Prime.
That's shopping and entertainment. See? I have all the bases covered.


Marty: (waves at spectrometer) This is entertainment.
I can entertain myself for hours with this.
I fail to see your point.

Wait.
Who needs two Prime subscriptions? This is a ploy, isn't it. You're trying to distract me.

Me: Ummm...
Marty: Tell you what. You can order it on Prime. Will that make you happy?
Me: Fine.

#notexaggeratingmuch  

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Photo Credits

SCiO Pocket Spectrometer photos (yeah it's real), by Consumer Physics.

Amazon Prime delivery (NOT my front door, BTW)
courtesy Drew Stephens via Creative Commons & Flickr

5 comments:

  1. Snickers!! Men are so romantic!! Not!!!

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  2. but it will keep him busy for hours :) LOL

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  3. When I saw that, I knew it had Marty all over it.

    Think of it this way, if you get it for him, you'll have blog fodder for years.

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    1. You DO realize this is all your fault.... ;-)

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  4. Perfect! Keeping him busy (and out of your hair) for hours is a good thing- most of the time

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