So i was out with my mom this morning walking my dog through the park and taking some photos of the stunningly beautiful autumn vistas. I mused that the only thing I don't like about the camera is the time it takes to warm it up and turn it on, and though my old point-and-shoot is considerably less sophisticated, it's handy because you can pick it and push a button and it goes off.
My mother's reply to all this was (and here's where it gets scary), "your digital must be a female camera, if it takes forever to turn it on. Obviously, point-and-shoots are male; less sophisticated and always ready to go."
And people wonder where I get it.