Here’s how I’ve been explaining the government shutdown.


Say two people share an iPad.

One of them wants to install a system update, totally upgrade the entire system to run more efficiently. However, the update costs $20 off of the shared iTunes account. 

The other person doesn’t want the update, they already have everything organized and running the way they like it. They would rather spend the $20 on songs or apps.

To compromise, they smash the iPad.