You have 10 minutes before you have to leave for a job interview. You're starving and your only clean shirt is wrinkled. You have a very important decision to make. This man chose... poorly.
I imagine a dystopian future where the government controls the supply of computer cables, forcing a select few dealers to hock their wares in dark alleyways. You're not going to like their prices, but sometimes you just gotta upgrade to DVI.