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.
I sent it.
I recently attempted to submit an online application to a local company, and was stuck at a part that required me to submit a resume in .doc format. I have OpenOffice.org, and even though I tried saving my resume with all three Word .doc formats, the website still thought it was not a .doc file. I called my mother to try to get her to simply open the file in Word, save it, then email it back to me. It took over 45 minutes for her to do this. Shortly after getting her on the phone, I sent the file, and said "Okay, I sent it, you should get it almost instantly." We started talking about random things for a while, until about 20 minutes later she asked "Are you going to send it?" I had been sitting on the phone waiting for her to do something for 20 minutes because apparently telling her "I sent it" wasn't enough reason for her to actually check her email to see if she received it. That should have been my first clue that actually getting her to do what I needed was going to be a headache...
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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?"
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