I've noticed a couple of funny things lately. For instance, when I go downstairs when my husband is playing his XBox 360, sometimes he quickly switches it over to the TV before I get within eyesight of what is on the screen. Also, if I have appointments or meetings that don't pertain to him, he has been asking how long I'll be gone, what time I'll be home, etc. That's odd, because usually if I tell him I'm getting my hair done or my legs waxed or something, all I usually get is an "Okay," which he says without turning his head away from whatever it is he is doing, because that's just how interested he is in my beauty regimen. After a few weeks of this, I began to get suspicious. So then, naturally, I started snooping. It didn't take too long to find out that he had purchased a particular XBox 360 game, to which I had previously voiced objections.
The game in question is one in which almost naked anime chicks wrestle. They wrestle because the makers of the game had to have them do something, because otherwise it would just be blatant anime smut. Sometimes when they wrestle, certain things become...exposed. Depending on how you wrestle, you can "unlock" other costumes for the fighters, like schoolgirl or nurse. (See where this is going?) As IGN, a popular gaming site, put it, the makers of this game weren't so interested in creating a high quality wrestling game as they were in "creating interactive girl-on-girl action." When I first found out he was researching this game a few days after I bought him the XBox 360, I voiced my objections. Surely there are other wrestling games one can purchase, if you really want a true wrestling game, right? Why does one need the game with the half-nekid chicks? I just don't see the point. Well, I take that back. I do see the obvious point, and I object.
When I discovered that he had bought the game AFTER I had asked him not to, I was pissed. Mr. Slick had been researching game cheats online, so I went through his stack of XBox 360 games to find the game. I found out that my darling husband had two stacks of games: one, the much larger one, was out in the open. The other consisted of three games: the game in question plus two others he must have thought I wouldn't like, and was hidden under a box under a table, separate from the others.
So he bought the game after I had asked him not to, hid the game, then tried to play it on the sly. On top of that, he researched game cheats on our home computer, on which I have a monitoring service (long story), which he knows about.
I decided that rather than confront him, I would keep quiet and just hide the game. So I did. I took the game disc out of its case and hid it where I knew he wouldn't find it. Then I waited for him to notice it was missing, which he did last night. When I came home from my hair appointment, the first thing out of his mouth was: "Hey, did you do anything with my games?"
I told him I only did something with one of his games, the one I asked him not to buy. To which he responded that maybe I should just go through all of his games and get rid of all of the ones I found offensive. Then he decided that instead of doing that, maybe I should just get rid of the XBox 360 and Playstation 2 entirely. (In the middle of this conversation, we got a phone call. Husband answered it downstairs. I asked who it was when he came back up, and he told me to check the caller ID because didn't I prefer checking up on him?) Then he went downstairs and didn't say anything to me the rest of the night.
I told him I was upset about the one game, because I had asked him not to buy it, and then he went and did it anyway and tried to hide the evidence. His response was basically that I'm psycho and controlling. I, however, don't think that my objections are unwarranted, nor that my hiding the game was that out of line.
But I don't know, maybe my reaction was over the top. It is just a video game...it's not like he had a brothel hidden in our basement. What do you think?