Pilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1995 times:
Ok a little rant.....
Every time I go to my dad's its complete hell.... For me anyhoo lol
My dad has a laptop and has no idea on how to use it most of the time, I have to explain every program to him in complete detail, I ask If I can take the laptop and show him but no, I have to talk and he does the work which is not easy to do for me...
Now on the subject of copy and paste... I have had to show him at least 20 time and explain the function to him way to many times, He has even called me demanding to know how to do it because the laptop has apprently "locked him out" because he has "tried to do it so many times" lol
Ok, Rant over... Anyone have similar friends, or family members who has no idea??
FRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
My mom is kinda like that, however for her it is typing. She is a "pecker". That is she pushes each button one at a time and if she is typing a paragraph in an email for example, and makes a mistake 5 lines up she doesn't click over the error and correct it, she deletes the entire paragraph back to the point where the error was and spends another 30 minutes "pecking" to get back to where she was before...
A total waste of time if you ask me!
"Drunks run stop signs. Stoners wait for them to turn green."
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8669 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1935 times:
Sounds like any woman who's ever asked me about a computer issue. Most know what to do or not to do, but as soon as you meet one who doesn't... good luck!
Seriously, tell your father to get a little paper notebook where he can write step-by-step instructions for everything you teach him. My mother did that, makes the whole thing so much more relaxed - now the things she asks are actually stuff you don't usually run into.
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
Jalto27R From United States of America, joined May 2004, 857 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1878 times:
My mom who can type excellently on her work computer seems to think that our home computer has "many viruses" because it doesn't function as fast or the exact same way as her work computer. She's constantly calling me in for help, and never remembers it afterwards. Very frustrating.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1878 times:
Geeeeeee..... I could waste all the bandwidth of A.net to bitch about that. Last Saturday.... no, it was actually Sunday, I came back from ZRH, I stayed at my parents house since I flew out of DUS. I was awake for more than 30 hours but the first thing I heard after opening the door was "Patrick, this shit here doesn't work, make that it works". My reply: "Only when you organize a Schnaps and a Bier".
My father organized the Schnaps and the Bier and I explained Excel to him.
Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1837 times:
Quoting Gordonsmall (Reply 1): I find the solution is easy - my standard charge of £150+VAT per hour tends to put off all but the most desperate of luddites.
Sorta the same, but I turned it into an actual part time business. Now showing people how to use the computer and clearing out spyware and viruses nets me an extra 20K a year - my travel and play money!
"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"