Home - by Cardigan - July 28, 2012 - 14:00 America/New_York - 16 Comments
July 28th, 2012
Windows 8, no Start button. Problem solved.
Stranded in Sonoma
The only time my mother-in-law called me for computer support was when the computer got real slow. So I installed Spyware Doctor and cleaned out all the malware. I explained how it worked and what to do. No problems.
Then she called me and I had to fix Spyware Doctor! Then it happened again! Then I found out all her problems started when her son would use her computer. He visited all kinds of sites and clicked on everything. He never admitted he was the cause and I couldn’t say anything because I would have been labeled bad by the wife’s family.
So I fix the computers and keep the mouth shut.
Yep…been there too. Not my mother but a lot of other people here in a small town.
Birdie Num Num
No doubt we’ve all been there.
My dad was a smart man who was a chief communications officer in the Navy.
Yet he was totally lost when trying to navigate a computer.
I’m guessing there might be some psychological block with some older folks that refuses to accept or absorb the future tech type world.
This is a typical day at my job. And I’m not the IT person.
That’s how we get our kids to come and visit.
You have been eavesdropping on my private conversations again. How else would you get the exact content of MY conversation with my wife.
Every. Single. Time.
I wish my mom was still here to go round and round with.
And my best friends 2am text messages. I would give anything for just one more.
Sounds like a conversation between my son and I…hmm.
Sean. Dad I showed you this two years ago.
Dad. I don’t remember where I was two years ago.
S. You hit copy, like this.
D. What did you hit?
S. I hit copy, here, look.
S. Here, dammit Dad, Oh it’s over here, see,? you gotta read Dad.
D. Read what? what can I read when the shit is jumping all over the screen?
S. Dad hit copy.
S. Up there on the left of the screen. Read it for God’s sake.
D. OK I hit it, now what?
S. You hit paste, you did not hit copy, dammit Dad
D. OH GTFOH!
Then the wife chirps in, what are you two shouting about, I’m trying the watch “The View”. Then I really have to pack up and go to the golf course.
Dear Birdie Num Num: The way you said that was not really disrespectful…so I forgive you. However, at age 70 and having used a computer for many years at the office with little difficulty, why is it that every time MS comes out with a new version my life turns to hell for a good while. Just wait till you get old. There will most assuredly be some stuff to trip you up.
July 29th, 2012
ROFLMAO! Been there, done that. How very good of you to make the journey. God bless you..
FreeMan - Save Me Sarah
I am glad I am not the only one.
When this happens to an old muslim they just cut the monitor off.
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