I'm a guest poster!!!
Yay! This is my very first time doing this for someone, so I'm kinda nervous!! I'm Alicia from More Than Words, and I'm so honored that Roni would ask me to do a post for her today while her computer is getting fixed! I know the feeling, so I am more than happy to help her out!
Speaking of computers, my grandma and a couple of my aunts pitched in to get my mom a laptop for her birthday. My mom recently got laid off from her job, and without a computer at home, it can be very inconvenient to have to go to the library to use one. Especially looking for a new job..it's just hard!
Anyway, they had it sent here because they knew I would be able to get it started for her, and help her out with the basic functions. My mom was super excited to come over the next day and try it out!
But, before she came, I had to pray and ask the Lord to PLEASE give me the patience to show her how to use it because..uh..how do I say this nicely? Let's just say things can just go right over her head sometimes. You get what I'm saying?
Anywho..I showed her how to turn on the laptop, open the DVD drive, bookmark pages, shut it down..you know...all the basic knowledge she needs to have. I felt pretty confident that she could handle it from there! I think she was mostly excited that she could play CD's and DVD's on it! LOL!
She ends up calling me about 30 minutes later, and we were back at square one.
I want to share some of the questions she was asking me..it's hilarious now just thinking of it.
I'm not making any of this up..I promise you! Here goes...
"I just talked to Auntie Ofelia (her sister), and she was wondering how I could watch a DVD if I didn't have internet service yet?"
"The DVD player isn't working. Am I supposed to turn the computer on for it to work?"
"Do I need Wi-Fi to watch a DVD?"
"It doesn't have a handle?"
"Does it have Ebay?"
"You mean, I can bring this to the library and use it there?"
"Do I have to stand in the kitchen while I'm using this?"
There was probably more, but those are the ones that stick out the most. I don't even want to tell you what my answers were to her because then you would think I was very rude..LOL!
She started getting frustrated and said, "I'm just going to turn this off. I'm scared I'm going to break it. How do I do that again?"
Lord..help me!! :)
Gotta love her!