Lynna Clark: Inept with new technologies
Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 18, 2023
By Lynna Clark
I’m variety of clumsy when it comes to social graces. Like Don Rickles on the Andy Griffith Show, I’m rather inept. To me, men and women are scary … downright intimidating. On the other hand, for 20 years I worked at the front workplace of a compact college. All day extended I dealt with men and women. I was a tiny bit amazing at that. I really feel just simply because I could help them quickly and they’d be on their way with out as effectively a number of words. If I had to make a phone get in touch with, I found to practice what I would say beforehand. Even now, I do the precise exact same. Like final week I needed to confirm on strawberry plants at the regional nursery. In my head, I had the queries ready but when a gruff old dude answered, my words came out “blah blah blahder berrydo have you some?” Also “what is the time of which you shall be closed?” I sounded like Yoda but not as intelligent. Possibly that is why I build.
It turns out I’m not genuine savvy with the technologies speak either. A individual was attempting to get in touch with even though I was listening to a Marco message from Permaculture Daughter. I believed I could just hit the orange button that popped up to see who was calling. But somehow I got Google assistant who talked about, “Try saying, ‘Remind me to take out the garbage.’ ” So I hit that button attempting to get rid of her provided that my cell was nonetheless ringing and Marco was nonetheless playing. Of course Google Lady talked about, “OK! I will remind you at 9 o’clock tonight to take out your garbage.” She seemed so pleased to help that I hated to disappoint her. With out practicing, gently I talked about, “No Google Lady. Do NOT remind me about the garbage to be out at 9 o’clock.”
Bless her heart. I really feel she was attempting her greatest, but she informed me in her pretty-pleased-to-be-of-service voice. “OK! I will remind you NOT to take out the garbage at 9 o’clock.” So I gave up on her and hurried to answer my incoming get in touch with. But alas. They have been gone. So I continued the tour of my daughter’s backyard garden on Marco. At least I’m savvy sufficient to send her a nicely-deserved thumbs up, heart and delighted face. I’m confident she was impressed. Plus! No words have been harmed in the method.
Sadly, the get in touch with I missed was a issue from a desperate prince who desires funds. I’ll have to catch up with him later. Possibly I’ll just text him so I can system my words. I confident do not want to insult the royalty which is definitely him by misspeaking. But initially, I may possibly effectively ought to take a nap. I have a get in touch with scheduled preceding my bedtime to remind me NOT to take out the trash.
Lord help me!
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight O Lord my Strength and my Redeemer.”
— Psalm 19:14
Lynna Clark lives in Salisbury. Study further at LynnasWonderfulLife.wordpress.com
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