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.
Gods Help Us
My parents just recently got into playing our Nintendo Wii with my younger brother so we now have 4 controllers. I do not particularly enjoy playing endless matches of Wii tennis so I decided to have some fun one day. While they were playing, I took one of the controllers into the adjacent room and made it look like i was studying. Every time one of them scored, I would hit the home button. I did this so often that they suspected each other of doing it leading them to play Wii Golf because "the Wii Tennis might be damaged". This led me to mess with them even more. Every time my dad got a really good shot which, oddly enough, was pretty often, I would shut down the Wii. After about 3 or 4 times, my mom decided that somebody must have hacked our Wii and may be stealing our personal information from our home computer (despite the fact that the Wii was never connected to the Internet). As a result, my mom goes to our house's temple and proceeds to ask the gods to protect the Wii and our google. This was about a year ago and our little "hacker" still decides to attack the google every once in a while.
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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