Tuesday, 18 March 2014

I.......Dont Have A Clue....Pad

I love my Mum , she's my best friend, my confidant, my laugh until you wet yourself buddy and the one who gets to hear my blog posts before anyone else (if she doesn't laugh, it doesn't make it). BUT....................................................................She is completely and utterly rubbish at technology............I know that it cant be easy and that we have been used to it but she drives me crazy, I have tried to be patient and kind..............This involves a deep breathing App I found........

Lets take a look at the various forms of gadgetry she is attempting to use at the moment.....

1. Mobile Phone - I am not entirely sure what century her phone is from and the only clue to its age is the size. Its pink, large and noisy. For her to send a text can take up to 30 minutes with the most annoying "beep beep beep beep beep" for every letter. "Let me turn that beeping off for you Mum" I ask, "No, I like it. It means I have pressed the keys" she replies. I have offered to buy her a new one but she just says no...............................................I am not sure what we will do when it finally breaks..........................Probably go on line to find another retro one.

2. Digital TV - This is hysterical. I cannot seem to get her to understand that we have Sky and we don't have the same channels as her....."Put channel 124 on....Its that programme we were talking about"............................."I cant Mum, my channels are a different number to yours. What's the name of the channel?"..............................."I don't know...............Its.........Ummmmm.....Channel 124 and that bloke with the sweep over is on".....................................It then takes me 10 minutes to find what she is watching and by then its finished. She then has the cheek to say "Your just not quick enough".

3. Broadband - The only thing she ever says about this is that "it flashes all the time" and "its broken".......Its not broken its that she has hit it with her Henry Hoover and knocked the plug out.

4. Face book - This has been a recent discovery and so far she has managed to send private messages that weren't private, comment on a photo that belonged to someone she didn't know and "like" a page that advertised Condoms. I attempted to show her how to have a private chat but gave up when I suddenly worried that she might post it on a wall rather then in a message.

5. And Finally - The Ipad Mini......................She got this for Christmas and she was elated. Little did I know that it would be like organising a flight to the moon. The sentence "I don't have that button" are regular conversations when trying to tell her how to turn it off.........Turns out she had it upside down in the Ipad Case....................................

Today she is coming over for a Master Class in all thing IPad.......................................And Breathe........

P.S Sorry Mum, I know you will be reading this and will probably have that look of "I don't know what she is talking about" on your face. I am proud of you giving it a go and one day you will get it...........................Trouble is by then there will be something new out..........

Lots of Love
Me xxxx


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31 comments:

  1. My folks are the same! Although my mum has just got into facebook and it's slightly disconcerting having her pop up on my posts when I've been using naughty language and talking about my vagina again... lol xx

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    1. I know what you mean.....I forget all the time and put rude things too.....I know when im in trouble when she calls me Samantha Jayne....

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  2. Your mum sounds a lot like mine when it comes to technology! (I need a deep breathing app too)

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    1. The Deep Breathing App is amazing....xx

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  3. I'm quite relieved my parents are SO not into technology!!! They read my Blog - that's about it!

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    1. You are lucky.......Mums been round today for another lesson....God knows what will happen now xx

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  4. hahaha! My dad sounds the same as your mum....lol I've told him until he can use Facebook properly I'm not adding him as a friend.....He posted a message on someones wall which was meant to be private....Not good...lol x

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    1. That's a good idea...Too late for me though xx

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  5. Snorting into my cup of tea. This is so true, except it's me, not my mom, who is challenged in that department. Will has to change the channel on the tv for me because I just don't get it!

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    1. Oh my darling.......Actually, you've just reminded me...She cant use the remote either xxx

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  6. Lol, parents and technology! My mum knows how to use certain things and that's about it for her - she has no interest otherwise!

    The worst are those who act like they know it all yet managed to mess things up along the way - leaving us kids to sort it all out :P

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    1. Yes, agree there.........The times I have had to do that xx

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  7. Brilliant. My mum and dad are both in their early 50S and are tech wizards, but my poor nan, who is 80....she's on Facebook and has just discovered Skype but I have daily phonecalls asking how to do things!!

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    1. Oh my God......I hadn't thought of Skype.....I'm not telling her..xxx

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  8. Hilarious! I know so many 'women of a certain age' who insist on posting every message to anyone on Facebook, as a status! They never start with the person's name and we are all left second guessing as to who it is for - it amuses me anyhow! I dread to think what we will be like at this age Sam, we should be congratulating them now!

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    1. I cannot imagine Suzanne.....Our poor children will get so cross with us...I can hear it now..."Just because you USED to blog a bit doesn't make you a Techie.." xx

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  9. Arrrr bless her! What a great post, it made me smile :-) good luck with the class, remember to breath and if that fails drink wine! x

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  10. Really funny. My mum has never sent a text message in her life and only ever turns it on to make a phonecall when she's out so when you actually really need to get in touch with her, you can't. **screams**
    She got an iPad last year and the number of phone calls where I have trying to tell her what to do, from sending an email to logging into Pinterest. Sometimes I could honestly cry.

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    1. Pinterest....Oh heck....I hope she doesn't discover that xxx

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  11. My mum is worse than yours, she wouldn't even know what Facebook was! x

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  12. hahaha the FB thing really made me smile. I SO wish my mum had never discovered it *sigh* x

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  13. Heh heh as someone whose mum is on Twitter and trying to 'learn hashtags' this made me chuckle.
    My mum doesn't turn on her mobile unless she wants to make a call from it - resulting in many calls of 'Is everything ok I have a missed call from you?' - Yes mother, that was from last November.....

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  14. This made me giggle as it is such a familiar story to me! We've only just convinced my Mum to take her mobile phone with her when she goes out. She is convinced it should stay in the house!

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  15. hee hee my mum loves her ipad and facebook, it is just wrong really isn't it lol! xx

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  16. Hee hee, sounds like you're talking about my mum!

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  17. Haha my Mum is just the same, bless her she came home from a shopping trip one day with a dummies book on how to use the iPad so she could steal my Dads.. Sadly he has a Kindle Fire but at least she will be ready right :/ x

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  18. Hee hee, your poor mum - mine has been in hospital and we bought her a nexus10 and i am trying so hard not to get frustrated by teaching her how to use it.

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  19. I had to laugh at the broadband comment - it flashes all the time! Brilliant! My Mum is pretty good. She has been on the internet for some time now and is often on Facebook. She has a iPad too. No clue about Twitter though, whatsoever! Thank you for linking to Magic Moments x

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  20. Oh hehe - mine parents aren't too bad but still recognised the conversations and giggled aloud at not having that button - although the lack of buttons when I first got an ipod used to confuse me massively too and that's without them being hidden by the case! xx

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