“But why didn’t he just make a Facebook album?”
— Kid, age 7
That moment during a tutoring session when you ask the kid a math question, and Alexa answers for him.
Andrew, 100% serious: “Guys– is it pronounced ‘meh-meh’ or ‘may-may’?”
Me: “The Roku isn’t working.”
Eric: “What’s wrong with it?”
Me: “I don’t know, but when I press the ‘TV Input’ button, it doesn’t even go to the Roku channel.”
Eric: “Ok, so…if it’s skipping over that Input channel, what would logic tell you?”
Me: <blank stare>
Eric (speaking slowly): “What might that say about the INPUT WIRE for the Roku…?”
Me: <blanker stare>
Eric: “I’ll fix it.”
Me: “Thanks babe!”
Maybe next time we skip the lesson.
Discussing fasting on Yom Kippur with a Jewish friend…
I had an issue with my computer so I called tech support.
Tech Support (after asking a series of basic questions): “And do you use your iCloud?”
Me: “I think so?”
Tech Support: “You’re not sure?”
Me: “Well…it’s just. What is the cloud? Like, really?”
Tech Support: “Ok I’m going to transfer you to a another department. You have an entirely different problem than the one you reported.”
Me: “Is it that I’m an idiot? Is that the entirely different problem?”
Teach Support: “No comment, ma’am. Please hold.”
Get some slightly older siblings who don’t understand technology.
Andrew (only 5 months older than me, aka MY AGE, by the way) repeatedly insists, “I don’t do apps. Everything an app does I can do on the internet.”
He also claims “I don’t know how to use a flash drive because they didn’t exist when I was in college,” but that’s just him lying, which is a topic for another post.
Unfortunately, this attitude has married my sister, who at least understands that she doesn’t understand anything, but isn’t exactly determined to learn.
The result is this.
I promise you they will not.