It’s not news that Apple fans tend to be fairly obsessive about their products, with the iPhone-wielders epitomising fanboyism to a tee.
But the fact that a 28-year old American man, Thomas Martel, got his thumbs surgically altered in a radical new surgery practise known as ‘whittling’ comes as no surprise, no matter how shocking it is. Apparently the big man’s thumbs were too meaty for the delicate touch-screen buttons on his iPhone, so he did what any ‘sane’ Apple fan would do, and coughed up the cash.
“From my old Treo, to my Blackberry, to this new iPhone, I had a hard time hitting the right buttons, and I always lost those little styluses…sure, the procedure was expensive, but when I think of all the time I save by being able to use modern handhelds so much faster, I really think the surgery will pay for itself in ten to fifteen years. And what it’s saving me in frustration – that’s priceless, ” Martel explained of his bizarre operation.
Steve Jobs better have sent Martel flowers and a card whilst he was lying in his hospital bed weeping silently, fingerpads bleeding slowly to the sound of his iPod pumping tracks on his hospital bedside.
North Denver News (via Spluch)
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