Wait, what?

I’m sure I’m not the only person out there that hears one thing and thinks something completely different.

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!


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.

Hitachi! Right?? Guys???

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.

Oh. ...Oohhhhhhhhhhh. ::blinks::

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  1. Acadia says:

    I didn’t know Hitachi made microphones.

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  2. I have had the miss understanding but never with a Hittachi. I always repeat what people say if it sounds way off. Also you are not the only person that didn’t know what a Hittachi was. I know I would have thought a hard drive as well. ☺

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  3. Jim M says:

    Back in the day, before Hitachi made those things, we had those giant Seagate ST-225s. You had to use DOS’s Debug command to get into the controller and low-level format the thing. I can still remember the command: g=c800:5. It would then take a good 20 minutes to format, of course that was after you typed in the bad-track map by hand, and with the tolerances in those days sometimes that meant 40 or 50 sectors to type in. Then you had to partition it and high-level format it with DOS. Throw in an autoexec.bat and a config.sys and you were pretty much ready to go.

    Yeah, now THAT was a vibrator. Drove the ladies wild.

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  4. That’s an entirely different kind of hard drive.

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  5. lol…I’m with you, I had no idea Hitachi made those kind of electronic devices. Or that women referred to them by a brand name. Learn something new every day, I guess.

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