When I was a guest poster over at Roni's blog "Stacy Family In Dallas," I wrote this story about my mom getting a new laptop. I thought it was funny, so I thought I'd share it with you guys too!!
Here ya go:
My grandma and a couple of my aunts pitched in to get my mom a laptop for her birthday. My mom recently got laid off from her job, and without a computer at home, it can be very inconvenient to have to go to the library to use one. Especially looking for a new job..it's just hard!
Anyway, they had it sent here because they knew I would be able to get it started for her, and help her out with the basic functions. My mom was super excited to come over the next day and try it out!
But, before she came, I had to pray and ask the Lord to PLEASE give me the patience to show her how to use it because..uh..how do I say this nicely...things can just go right over her head sometimes. You get what I'm saying?
Anywho..I showed her how to turn on the laptop, open the DVD drive, bookmark pages, shut it down..you know...all the basic knowledge she needs to have. I felt pretty confident that she could handle it from there! I think she was mostly excited that she could play CD's and DVD's on it! LOL!
She ends up calling me about 30 minutes later, after she gets home, and we were back at square one.
I want to share some of the questions she was asking me. It's hilarious now just thinking of it, but not at the time!
I'm not making any of this up..I promise you! Here goes...
"I just talked to Auntie Ofelia (her sister), and she was wondering how I could watch a DVD if I didn't have internet service yet?"
"The DVD player isn't working. Am I supposed to turn the computer on for it to work?"
"Do I need Wi-Fi to watch a DVD?"
"It doesn't have a handle?"
"Does it have Ebay?"
"You mean, I can bring this to the library and use it there?"
"Do I have to stand in the kitchen while I'm using this?"
There was probably more, but those are the ones that stick out the most. I don't even want to tell you what my answers were to her because then you would think I was very rude..LOL!
She started getting frustrated and said, "I'm just going to turn this off. I'm scared I'm going to break it. How do I do that again?"
Gotta love her!
Oh..and just an update. She is very comfortable with her laptop now, and she also visits my blog everyday! HI MOM!