Ya know, I know I’m a novice at computer usage . . . I get by figuring out as I go along. I have been a stay-at-home Mom for the last 20 years and I haven’t been in the work force needing to know and get accustomed to a computer day-in-day-out.
What cracks me up is the way I always hear how simple computers are. Maybe for some people, but I know I’m challenged (technologically, that is). And I don’t think I am the only one . . . especially not of my generation.
Not having grown up with computers as a life-staple as they are today, learning on the fly when I want to do things may not be the way to go. Thank God I have my sons and my husband to help me navigate through this jungle.
I seem to get by by the seat of my pants, but when I can’t figure something out and have no one or no way to fix the problem, I have to admit I can be brought to tears with frustration. I try and try to rectify the situation, but alas when you don’t think from the left side of your brain, I think you’re at a disadvantage.
To think that I haven’t picked up the damn computer and thrown it through the window or committed other acts of violence to myself when I’m at my wits end is a major accomplishment, just a few tears and many pithy curses seem to be the least of it, so I take that as a good sign I’m well adjusted in this crazy world.
Perhaps a few classes wouldn’t be amiss? Who has the time when computers are so simple?
What do you think?
Written by Evelyn Garone 9/19/11