When I was younger, I thought my parents were the smartest people in the world. They seemed to know the answers to everything, and it always made perfect sense to me. I never thought I would see the day that my knowledge was greater than theirs; but recently I realized they aren’t perfect, especially when it comes to questions about new technology.
Are your parents starting to act like this?
When I started talking to my friends and co-workers, we noticed that all seniors are struggling with the technology of the day. Sometimes it’s pretty funny, so I decided to make a list.
Top 10 Ways Your Parents have “Technology Senioritis”
- Your parents have less than 25 friends on Facebook
- They get confused by the word “Tweet” ; Ex: “why would I tweet someone if I can just call them?”
- They constantly “wipe out” their iTunes account whenever they update the software
- They keep their cell phones off because they are afraid the battery will die after 2 hours
- They don’t understand the difference between IE, Firefox and Safari
- Instead of directly messaging their friend in Facebook, they write “Happy Birthday Bob,” on their own wall
- They read every single email they receive (even the spam) very thoroughly
- They don’t understand how anyone would pay $1.39 for a single song when you can buy a whole record for that price (and they mean an actual vinyl record)
- It takes them five minutes to send one text because they have to write out every word, and the keyboard is “too small”
- They can’t stop staring at themselves in the corner on Skype
Hope you enjoyed this list; feel free to add your own observations!
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