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    I'm just not a Techie

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    Willows

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    I'm just not a Techie

    Post by Willows on Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:08 am


    From my email.....

    "This is for the over 50/60 generation:

    I thought about the 30 year business I ran with 1800 employees, all
    without a Blackberry that played music, took videos, pictures and
    communicated with Facebook and Twitter.

    I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids,
    their spouses, 13 grandkids and 2 great grand kids could communicate
    with me in the modern way. I figured I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space.

    That was before one of my grandkids hooked me up for Tweeter, Tweetree, Twhirl, Twitterfon, Tweetie and Twittererific Tweetdeck, Twitpix and something that sends every message to my cell phone and every other program within the texting world.

    My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag.

    The kids bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say I get
    lost every now and then going over to the grocery store or library. I
    keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Blue tooth [it's red]
    phone I am supposed to use when I drive. I wore it once and was standing in line at Barnes and Noble talking to my wife as everyone in the nearest 50 yards was glaring at me. Seems I have to take my hearing aid out to use it and I got a little loud.

    I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say, "Re-calc-ul-ating" You would think that she could be nicer. It was like she could barely
    tolerate me. She would let go with a deep sigh and then tell me to make
    a U-turn at the next light. Then when I would make a right turn instead,
    it was not good.

    When I get really lost now, I call my wife and tell her the name of the
    cross streets and while she is starting to develop the same tone as
    Gypsy, the GPS lady, at least she loves me.

    To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how to use the
    cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still
    haven't figured out how I can lose three phones all at once and have run
    around digging under chair cushions and checking bathrooms and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone rings.

    The world is just getting too complex for me. They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think they could settle on something themselves but this sudden "Paper or Plastic?" every time I check out just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those cloth
    reusable bags to avoid looking confused but I never remember to take them in with me.

    Now I toss it back to them. When they ask me, "Paper or Plastic?" I just
    say, "Doesn't matter to me. I am bi-sacksual." Then it's their turn to
    stare at me with a blank look.

    I was recently asked if I tweet. I answered, No, but I do toot a lot."

    PS
    I know some of you are not over 60; I sent it to you to allow you to
    forward it to those who are "



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    Re: I'm just not a Techie

    Post by Glad E Olah on Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:08 am

    That is soooooooooooooo cute!

    Thanks Willows for the smiles tonight.

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