Yesterday morning I was on the phone with my mom trying to help her reconnect to her Wi-Fi at home. My dad had borrowed her laptop for travel and she didn’t know how to get back online… Any Gen-X’er who has ever tried to explain computer functionality and/or the Internet to their folks has certainly felt my pain. I know I should be more understanding, but it’s something I have very little patience for because it’s such a no-brainer to me… Anyway, getting to the point, I posted the following update on Twitter:
She somehow found it and e-mailed me. Here is the exchange that ensued:
From: Linda Jackson
Subject: Don ‘t Be Talkin”Bout me on da web
Sent: Jun 27, 2009 1:53 PM
Walking my mom through her computer problems might be the most frustrating thing I’ve ever done. I love her ’cause she made me, but DAMN… about 5 hours ago from web
To: “Linda Jackson” <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2009 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: Don ‘t Be Talkin;”Bout me on da web
How did you find that? Hahaha… I said I loved you
From: Linda Jackson
Subject: Re: Don ‘t Be Talkin”Bout me on da web
Sent: Jun 27, 2009 4:03 PM
DO YOU THINK THAT JUS’ ‘KOZ I PLAY DUM…I REALLY AM?
ha ha ha!
I thought it was hilarious that she called me out. I didn’t even know my mom knew what Twitter was. I guess that’s it for online venting about family. I never imagined my mom logging onto a social networking site, but I guess the days of innocence are over.
She never ceases to amaze me.
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Adorable. You should have that exchange virtually framed. :)
You know Linda Carol don’t play that – she probably Googles you daily! BTW – saw Rhonda’s son Charles this weekend. If you and your mom think Roman is crazy advanced…you need to see this one. Ridiculous!
So she knows how to copy and paste too! I guess she told you!
Yeah I know Jenny, I have no idea who taught her these things… It wasn’t my dad for sure. And if it was, it just goes to show that I have no idea who my parents really are. They could be undercover computer geniuses for all I know.