Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Generational gaps...

What was I thinking?????  I had just learned how to sort of use my phone.  So why did I need to get a new one?  

I'm sure the guy at the V*rizon store is wondering the same thing.  The second guy I talked to at that particular store this week and don't forget today is only Tuesday.  Does anybody know why they hire middle schoolers?  All I really wanted was to be able to call, answer, look at my fb, emails and play solitaire every great once in a while.  

Solitaire......that was the big problem.  The little boy at the store said I had to have wifi to load solitaire.

Me.......that's crazy.....

Store guy..... why don't you just play at St*rb*cks??? 
That's when I said never mind, took my new and very complicated phone and left the store.

I may have been to that overpriced coffee shop four times since it first came into existence and I feel quite sure that I won't be going there using their wifi to play solitaire on my cell phone.  In case you can't read between the lines, that last line was typed in a kind of hysterical way.  

To top that, there was a full page ad for a new supplement to make losing weight easy!  Not that I need to lose weight...... I thought I would just check it out!  Mistake, big mistake.

 I knew better, but yes, I plunged right in and asked about the advertised supplement and he proceeded to tell me that for it to really work I would need another supplement plus this shake mix.

Me.....well.....maybe I'll just try the pills..

Mr. Body builder......if you're really serious about losing the weight .....I'm not sure what he meant by that.....you'll need the other things too.

Me....you know what?  I don't think I'm really serious... I put the miracle drug back on the shelf and waddled out of the store indignantly.

So simply put, I'm a slightly overweight, almost elderly woman who is challenged by any new technology.

Color me frustrated!


Sweet Tea said...

"Don't let 'em see you sweat!". (love that commercial)
Girl, there are soooooo many of us that totally identify with you. Kids may know phones, but they don't know life. We've got a corner on that one!

Needled Mom said...

I am secretly laughing - LOL!!!! I can soo relate. Solitaire is vital to phone use. I do hope you mean Spider Solitaire.

Seriously, good luck with the learning. Sympathies sent.

Justabeachkat said...

I love technology and am actually pretty good at it, but I know your frustration because my Mom and Aunt feel the same way you do. Your post made me chuckle though.


Cathy said...

That is so funny.....the weight loss thing is a lost cause for me, I think.....and I don't have anything on my phone and have only been texting for a short while(although I must say that I really like it) Of course, I am really the elderly sister, so I guess I have an excuse!!

Jessica-Lauren said...

Hi NancyGrace! How are you :) been a while since I have been on the blog but I wanted to stop by and say hello :) .... Thank you for always stopping by my blog too..God blesss xox be back soon!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I have a new phone and I am loving it. If you have FB, emails, etc. you have to have what you need to download a new game! Why starbucks?
I heard about a solitaire that is supposed to be really good.

debi said...

LOL that was a great post!
Welcome to my world :-)


Lori said...

I can give you some iPhone lessons if that's the kind of phone you bought. I would probably not be much help with other models. I'm all Apple!

I can totally relate to the temptation to try out weight loss ads. A big ole' box of Nutrisystem food arrived today on my doorstep. I'll let you know how that goes!

LBDDiaries said...

Slipping on here to say YOU are not. It isn't the technology, it is that they keep changing the phones so you have to go back to school to learn how to use the new one. It isn't that you're slightly o.w. (dirty word) it is that bodybuilders don't know what they heck they're talking about when they talk to women who aren't (bodybuilders, that is). And YOU will NEVER be an elderly woman. Or man. Or person. I'm gone now... you saw nothing!!