Why do boys love buying cable so much?
I have a theory that cables are like shoes for ladies. Puzzling to the other gender, peculiarly irresistible, and it's inexplicable why you end up buying expensive ones that don't fit very well.
This would be why I staggered back from a Dixons sale, having just spent about £20 on cable. Only to get it home, unpack it, stare at my hi-fi, sigh, and then quietly and sadly pack the cable away for a special day.