Those who can’t wait to peel off that thin protective film on the screen of their new gadget (watch, mobile phone, GPS, etc.). And those who just have to leave it there until it becomes all scratched and bubbled, and the edges curl up and turn an icky grey from dirt.
Me, I’m type 1. I’m so bad that everytime I see a transparent film on top of something that does NOT even belong to me, my brain still has to switch on all of its self-restraining power, in order to stop my itchy fingers from reaching out and peeling that thing right off.
On the other hand, m’ is definitely type 2. She said to leave the cling-wrap thing there so her new toy will look new for longer. But my reasoning goes like this: so right now you’ve got a new gadget, right? And what do you do when you have something new? You cut off the sticky tape, you open the box, you tear the plastic bag, you PEEL THE PROTECTIVE FILM! It’s made to be peeled off. There’s even that little tab protruding out at a corner, see? Just BEGGING TO BE PEELED OFF! SEE?
The whole thing IS new, shouldn’t it look ALL shiny and smooth? That protective film makes it look dull, half done, not ready for use. And then a few months down the track when you eventually have to remove it — thanks to those dirty curled up edges — the rest of the thing will be already so scratched and dented, the flawless screen doesn’t make much of a difference any more.
Does that sound like logic? Or just instant gratification?
What do you guys think?
~amy: proud peeler of protective films~
(Tune of the day: At Last ~ Diana Krall & Lou Rawls)