Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Day of Rest ( orrr rants... )

You know what really grinds my gears?...old people that don't know how to use the internet.

Now, don't get me wrong; kudos to grandma for learning how to email and to dad for joining Facebook ( really though, not so much... ) But know that people get paid to teach you how to navigate the World Wide Web, right? Because I don't.

Libraries everywhere have classes to teach older generations how to use a computer. And you know those fancy "handheld computers" called your smartphone?...they work like a computer, too. 

What brings this up is what happened the other day. There was a lady who was apparently added to a LulaRoe Facebook group that I was in that was highly irate because she was in this group and, in turn, receiving dozens of notifications. The consultant didn't add her; probably one of her old-lady friends did. So, she comments in this group for the consultant to "remove her from this group immediately". If she knew how to work "a Facebook", she would understand how to "leave a group" ( click a few buttons and *boom* ) instead of getting shitty with someone who probably didn't even invite the lady in the first place.

When my dad joined Facebook, you have no idea how many asinine questions he had for me. I am not a teacher; I do not have the patience for shit like that. When I'm faced with a situation where I have to train someone in anything, I come off as a bitch because, well, "shouldn't everyone know this already". 

I grew up on technology. My generation can navigate anything on a computer or smartphone with ease. I understand that there is a learning curve for older generations, but use your resources people!

Another thing I've encountered though, is some that are older than me who refuse to use technology. In the era of cell phones and no landlines, or computer data instead of have to kind of learn some basics. Again, there are resources to help you with such things. But if you want to have any front desk or medical job these days, you need to know how to use Microsoft Word and Excel and certain computer programs. And phones--if there is an emergency and I need you, you need to be conscious of where your cell phone is. If you don't pay for a landline and you never pick up your cell phone, it makes you very unattainable. 

So, old people...I'm not saying that you shouldn't "get with the times"...but I am saying that you should take some classes elsewhere and make sure not to ask me any technology questions because I maaaay just flip a lid! Also, don't yell at people simply because you don't know what you're doing...