Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The Argument, or OMG I hate Technology

A typical day in our household:

C1: "Yo-ou ca-an't make me!" *in a singing voice*
C2: "You just don't know how."
C1: "I Do too,"
C2: "Do not!"
C1: "Do too!"
C2: "Not!"
C1: "You're dumb. I don't want to do what you do."
C2: "You have to. Mom said!"
C1: "Your way is dumb."
C2: "Here, hold this. I'll show you."
C1: "Moo-oooom! Ow! No touching!!!! Stop it! I don't want---Stop poking me! MOM!"
Me: "Can't you two just get along?"
C2: "He's being dumb."
C1: "No, you are."
C2: "Am not!"
C1: "Are too!"
C2: "am not!"
C1: "R2"
C2: "Not, not not!!!"
C1: "2,2,2"
C2: *goes to sleep*
C1: "blue screen of death*
Me: *sighpout*

Those PC/Mac commercials are tame compared to the reality of trying to get them to really talk to one another. Seriously. My 11-yr-old daughter and 8-yr-old son get along better. There has to be a better way, but Bill and Steve just refuse to make things easy on the people actually using their technology, and that sucks ass. Just sayin'

(And don't even get me started on autocorrect. Do know my hubby texted me the other day and typed "Kissy face" I received "Judas face" I hope I'm not the only one that finds that rather freaky...)

And speaking of technology....the iPad app for Facebook doesn't give me an option to log out. I just posted to my family account about work. Good thing I already gave up my pen name identity....stupid app.....


Faith said...

Heck, I can't get Vista to communicate with my printer let alone get a Mac and a pc to talk, lol. It won't be much longer before I have a new pc and printer.

Jaime Samms said...

I'm hoping it's not much longer before I have my wifi connection back, Faith. I'll be back on a desktop. That'll be weird. But the Mac book is going to have to wait for bigger royalty checks, I'm afraid. For now, my iPad will just have to try and make nice with the PC.

Kissa Starling said...

I have a Mac at home and PC at work. The transition usually goes well for me but I do find myself trying oppositional things on each one. I was all ready to talk about my hate for all things cell phone. I'll come back for that discussion! : )

Jaime Samms said...

Kiss a, I don't even deal with the cell. We got one a month ago, first one ever, and I can just barely make a call. I panic if someone calls me and I have to figure out how to answer it! Lol!

LJ Garland said...

Jaime - You're not a techno dweeb...your systems are!
We R not
R 2
Not not not
2 2 2

Ef it! Hit the #&*! Power Button!

I'm feelin' for ya, chickie! Hugs!

Jaime Samms said...

LOL! LJ, you speak my language!!!

Janice said...

I think I rather deal with arguing siblings than the blue screen of death.


Jaime Samms said...

You. And me both, Janice. Technology hates me.

Robyn M Speed said...

LOVE my PC ... but love my iPAD equally. I figure if I shower them both equally with love and attention that neither will get jealous and slip into attention seeking behaviour.

Denise said...

Faith, if you need help let me know. I work for the company. The rant was very funny, thanks for inviting DCL author's onto the blog. Love the design.


Jaime Samms said...

Sounds like a good policy, Robyn. I'll have to try that. Though I dontknow that I'll ever get them tobe nice to each other.

Which company, Denise? I always admire people who make their living working with computers. .... Wait. .... That's me....... *headdesk*