Ben Shuey and I got into a huge fight tonight. It was really stupid, but it escalated to a blow out over a stupid video game. We both love playing Tourist Trophy for PS2. If you’ve ever played Gran Turismo think Gran Turismo 4, but with bikes. We decided to get it after seeing so many good reviews from https://www.mysteryblock.com/the-best-gaming-mice-under-100/. It’s a great game, but hubby is a really sore loser.
When it comes to video games he’s actually worse than most kids I know. He’ll scream, throw things, punch things, and curse up a storm when he’s not winning. His dad is the same way, so I always tell him “honey, it’s just a game. Walk away for a minute, calm down, then go back to it. If you keep getting frustrated you’ll never win.”
The problem is he never listens…just like a man. If he was my kid I could just take the game away, but it’s kind of hard to do that to your husband. He finally got so pissed off that he wasn’t winning, he punched an big screen tv we have. It doesn’t work, but I still don’t want him punching it. The only reason we have it is because it’s got the perfect shell to turn it into a storage unit, which he’s been promising to do for 3 years. That’s another story for another day.
The point is how do you tell a man you seriously have to stop playing this game now without making the situation worse? His temper only comes out when he’s playing video games, and it’s to a point where I’ve seriously thought about taking them all to Gamestop one day while he’s at work, but yeah I know how well that would go.