You know how you sometimes find yourself living in certain circumstances and aren't even aware of what you're in until someone else points it out.
You happily go through your life among the brimstone and bitumen pits, hearing the normal sounds of tormented souls being tortured, looking at the familiar flames all around you until that day it's pointed out...dude you live in Hell...HELL!
And you look around and you realize, "Son-of-a-bitch, I've been living in Hell."
Something similar happened to Wife and I recently. It all came about rather innocuously. Wife was talking to Daughter #3 and #3 was relating a conversation she had with a friend. The friend had had some kind of issue with some piece of technology. #3 started to relate to the friend an issue either Wife or I had with a similar piece of technology.
#3 was evidently interrupted in passing on this advice by her husband 3A who said something to the effect of:
"Your friend should not compare her experience with that of your parents. Your parents live in the Bermuda Triangle of Technology where all devices and services suffer strange and heretofore unknown problems."
When I think of all the crazy ass things that we've had go wrong with our myriad of devices and services over the years, and all the time we've spent with people and tech supports trying to help us all the while scratching their head because they've never seen such a problem before, it was like turning on a light in a dark room.
"Yes we really do live in the Bermuda Triangle of Technology!"
Now the big challenge. How do I get the Discovery Channel to do a story on us so we can turn this into some kind of money making venture...to fund all the tech repair and replacement technology we are constantly in need of.