I read a recent newspaper article describing a man who was being continuously abused by his spouse and yet refused to leave her. While I absolutely think the wife was a monster in the situation and 100% to blame, a small part of me couldn't understand why the man just wouldn't (or couldn't) leave her.
Later the same day I read the usual posts from people who had pre-ordered pinball machines.... and the similarities were striking!
Here are the symptoms of Battered person Syndrome (BPS). I've simply replaced the word "violence" with "pinball delay" and "the abused" with the "pre-orderer." Draw your own conclusions:
The pinball pre-orderer will irrationally place the blame for the delays elsewhere.
The pinball pre-orderer thinks that the delays are somehow their own fault.
The pinball pre-orderer has an irrational belief that the pinball manufacturer is always right and omniscient.