My dad, who has a degree in education and works as a career counselor at a local college, will not properly use bold, italics, or underlining when writing email messages. Instead, he INSISTS on CAPITALIZING certain words for EMPHASIS throughout his WHOLE MESSAGE.
Parents, teachers, bosses, and the general old people population are terrible with technology.
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My parents, unlike most, are ridiculously protective of the movies I am allowed to watch and the games I am allowed to play. This Christmas, after months of pleading, my parents finally gave in and let me buy Skyrim, which is rated 15 here in the UK. I was so happy and have played it non-stop until about 2 days ago, when disaster struck! During one of Skyrim's many plotlines, the character is able to purchase a torture room in which large quantities of money can be extorted from the victims. However, the room is also very effective if you want to level up fast, as you can practice your spells on the victims without them fighting back. It should also be noted that, for a fairly dubiously explained reason, each victim is clothed in only their underwear. Imagine my mum's surprise when she walks in on me practicing spells (an animation that looks incredibly like squeezing) on a blonde woman in a bikini who also happens to be strung up on chains. For being such a "perverted little freak", I have been banned from the XBOX and am due to see a therapist in about a week. I think I'll go back to playing Sonic...
J B |
My girlfriend was creating a report and created a different word document for each section. When she realized that she needed to include page numbers, instead of combining them into one document she proceeded to print out 96 pages with only the page numbers on them. Then, insert the pages back into the printer and print each document on top of them.
I work at a furniture store, and sometimes I'm asked to ride shotgun on one of the delivery trucks. The driver is in his 50's and a bit eccentric. Each truck has a flip-open cell phone to communicate with the store, and this driver is often worried he's missed a call. But instead of looking for the little envelope icon to indicate a missed message, he insists on opening the... Read More » phone and starting to dial a number just so he can listen for the "message waiting" beep. Or better yet, often he will call the store to see if they called us, just in case.
My dad has had an iPhone for quite some time now. No matter how many times that I tell him otherwise, he thinks he can only use safari on it if he turns his personal hotspot on. He also thinks that turning it on will somehow boost his signal. He even has my stepmom log into his hotspot to use the Internet even though she too has an iPhone and hey have a shared data plan.
Ian Ostby |
So I'm teaching my mom how to use email on her computer. So she's sitting in the desk chair and I'm standing over her shoulder. I say, "Ok, so turn on the computer". She goes, "Hold on." She then stands up, goes to get pencil and paper and proceeds to write down "Turn computer on". I say, "You did not just write that, did you?"
Logan D |
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