Wednesday, June 11, 2008

technologically challenged

Ok, this is gonna be kind of a rant, so I just thought I'd warn you.

There's this guy I work with that is technologically challenged. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But it does get seriously annoying. Not only do I have to continually refresh his memory on how to set up some of the equipment, but now he's got a new cell phone and he doesn't know how it works.

So, today, every five minutes his phone has made this strange little ding-ding-dong tone and it's driving me crazy. The first time it went off he asked, "What was that?!" I told him it was his phone, but he doesn't know what it's for or how to shut it off.



for a different kind of girl said...

Notably frustrating, but oh, he sounds like a man after my own heart!

Phyllis Renée said...

Girl, you know how when, say, a little old man or a little old lady is having trouble with some new technology and you feel compassion for them and your heart goes out to them and you want to help them? This isn't like that. I just want to slap him and tell him to turn the damn thing off. I'm so bad.

aphron said...

Those are the people that should be put on a island somewhere.

XI Summit said...

It ain't always bad. Back in the eraly day of electronic watches there was a fella at church who got one for himself for a small fortune but had no idea how to work it and it happened to be set to beep every hour and alarm every day at noon. And his hearing had deteriorated such that he never heard it going off so every Sunday at noon (what was supposed to be the end of the church service) his alarm would go off causing the pastor (who was long-winded and typically had gone until closer to 12:30) to get flustered and wrap things up closer to on-time.

So it's not always bad.

And you could always volunteer to fix it. And set an alarm for 2AM 'accidentally'. You know?

Bogart in P Towne said...

Some people just need a poke in the eye.

Anonymous said...

I don't know which is worse, no idea how to use the techno gadgets and bugging others with them, or getting the techno gadgets and that show no social manners with them (talking on the cell phone at a restaurant for much longer than necessary comes to mind).