Usually that statement is followed up by a story about hearing something innocent and having to scoop your brain out of the gutter, all the while giggling to yourself like a 12-year-old. However, per the norm, I seem to find new and interesting ways of doing things.
Recently, I was talking to some of my close girlfriends and one of them mentioned her “Hitachi” in passing. Suddenly, the other girls launched into exuberant talk about their own Hitachis and how awesome they were. One in particular said she wasn’t sure how she’d survived without one and was so glad someone recommended it to her!
HITACHIS FOR THE WIN!
Now, if you’ve read my title at the top of the page, you may have surmised that I’m a bit on the techy, geeky, nerdy side. So when I heard “Hitachi”, I thought this.
They continued to go on and on, raving about things like performance and speed. I’m usually very good at picking up on context but this had me very confused. Finally, I couldn’t stand it any longer and said
“Are you guys talking about hard drives?”
You could have heard the gales of laughter from the freaking moon.
One of my friends gasped dramatically and said, “CHRISTY! You don’t know what a Hitachi is??”
“Of course I do! It’s a hard drive!”
LOUDER gales of laughter.
“What the HELL, you guys! What are you laughing at? This is not cool!”
Yeah, no. Apparently there’s an entire “Hitachi” sub-culture I was unaware of, y’all.