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.
She can't even maintain a phone call.
When we were staying at a hotel in Chicago my mom wanted to call my aunt, because the phone in the hotelroom wasn't working. I called my aunt, gave the droid to my mom and 30sec later my mom was telling me the reception was lost. I looked at my phone. I had 4 bars and T-Mobile. There was no way I had bad reception. I redialed gave the phone to my mom and sure enough 20sec later the connection was dead again. I then found out what she did: Instead of holding the droid by the sides, she grabbed the phone like an old nokia 3200 and manage to hit the unlock button everytime, which is located at the TOP, it then unlocks the phone revealing the dialer. For some reason she always pressed the phone against her face, so she then hit the hang-up button. I told her why the phone always hung up and that she should try to do it differently. Needless to say she managed to do it every single time from then on. And I did NOT have a flatrate.
A. Thore |
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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