Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mr. Tech Man

That's what my hubby is calling himself these days. He thinks after a crash course in computer lessons and a half hour of my time every evening he's now an expert. LOL I laugh when watching him because he does the same things I did when I was first learning. I've heard him swear several times, "I'm running out of the pad!"

He's so funny. He wants to know everything. He's not content to learn how to do it. He wants to understand how he can do it. Since a lot of it takes place in cybor space somewhere after you hit the send button, try and explain that! "Where does it go? How does it get there?" That's what's driving me crazy.

I can't tell you how many times he's cried, "Don't leave me!" When he's in the middle of learning something new and I made a small move that leads him to believe I'm leaving. Half the problem is he's learning on an ancient computer, by today's standards. And he isn't exactly the most patient man in the world.

It's like teaching an old dog new tricks!

8 comments:

Kytaira said...

That's funny. Sometimes I feel like your husband except it's my 17 yr old son trying to explain things to me!

Karin said...

I'm sure my brother feels the same type of frustration any time he tries to explain something to our grandfather. I know I wouldn't be able to deal with it. *sigh*

MarthaE said...

Men do not have much patience it seems to me. My DH is a great fixer upper - as long as he stays away from the electronics!! He does fairly well with the computer - at least for those things he needs to work with. And we have pretty much learned to leave his computer alone cause if you mess with it and anything goes wrong ... you will be blamed!!

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Debbie Wallace said...

Too funny Kytaira! My daughter is 31 and I can't tell you how many times I've heard her say, after I've done something modern or new, "welcome to the 20th century"...brat!

Debbie Wallace said...

Yes, patience is a virtue Karin. Unfortunately I have very little:)

Debbie Wallace said...

Mine, too, Martha! He's great at fixing things around the house. Only he's just learning about the computer. In fact, he just got his first cell phone about a month ago:)

Debbie Wallace said...

You got me Linda! LOL What have you been up to stranger?