Monday, March 2, 2009

This one was too good to let go.

I'm not quite sure the name of this. It's like one of those Rocky & Bullwinkle options. It's either, "Guess when Attia lost her patience," or, "Does My Mom Understand English?" Keep in mind, she had called me twice today. Once she woke me up from a nap (a three hour at that point nap) and once right before she popped on Yahoo! to ask me how does she get out of the Adobe Page on which she was.

See, when I lived at home, she could rant and rave and blame me for her computer not working all she wanted, threaten to not let me on her computer, and despite the threat, call me in there so I could go on her computer and tinker around to fix it.

Now all I have is her description of her computer screen, something that I was trying to help her with over the phone (which she couldn't do b/c she didn't have the "Start" button on her screen....and I wasn't thinking of having her press the Windows Button on the keyboard), and as you will see, continuing here.

I put in the times so the reader has a point of reference by which to go.

Without further adieux:

"adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:37:58 PM): Hey. I'm here.
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:38:13 PM): I'm invisible, but, I'm here.
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:38:31 PM): Anyway, can you now get to "Start" at the bottom left hand of your screen?
Mom (3/2/2009 2:39:59 PM): Thanks again for trying to help computer illiterate mom. I'm back on my screen.
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:40:33 PM): Okay, so, can you now get to "Start" at the bottom left hand of your screen?
Mom (3/2/2009 2:41:58 PM): I'm happy the gray matter is working. I remembered what I had to tell the students when they couldn't get back to their original screen.
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:42:11 PM): Mom.....
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:42:12 PM): CAN
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:42:14 PM): YOU
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:42:16 PM): GET
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:42:17 PM): TO
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:42:20 PM): "START"
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:42:22 PM): AT
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:42:23 PM): THE
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:42:26 PM): BOTTOM
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:42:28 PM): LEFT
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:42:29 PM): OF
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:42:31 PM): YOUR
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:42:34 PM): SCREEN?
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:42:41 PM): And, I'm glad you remembered. :)
Mom (3/2/2009 2:43:04 PM): Honey Yes, thank-you no problem
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:43:21 PM): Alright. Good. Click. "Start".
Mom (3/2/2009 2:43:50 PM): Why?
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:44:06 PM): Because, I want to show you what "PrtScn" does.
Mom (3/2/2009 2:44:29 PM): Okay
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:45:07 PM): Alright, once you click "Start" go to, "All Programs" then, from there, go to "Acessories," and finally, click to open, "Paint".
Mom (3/2/2009 2:47:28 PM): Yes, I did that, a blank paint screen came up
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:47:35 PM): Good!
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:48:19 PM): Alright, now go to the top left of the screen. "File" is the first folder/command. Next to it is "Edit". Click "Edit" then click "Paste"
Mom (3/2/2009 2:50:50 PM): Attia, I can't finish this task. Dad just walked in and I must hop in the shower. I love you . Please call me once you get your mail tomorrow.Mom
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:51:08 PM): Alright. Love you too. :)
adstrinity (3/2/2009 2:51:25 PM): :-*
Mom (3/2/2009 2:51:38 PM): bye :-*
Mom has signed out. (3/2/2009 2:51 PM)
Last message received on 3/2/2009 at 2:51 PM"

"I CAN'T FINISH THIS TASK"?!!!! It doesn't take that long!!! One will see she had over a minute and a half to do that!!! HOW CAN SHE NOT GET TO THIS BEFORE SHE HAS TO LOG OFF?!!!!

And, in case anybody is wondering (not that anybody reads this), no, my dad doesn't usually come home before 1500 and my mom's way of greeting him isn't getting in the shower. I am assuming that tonight is Opera night, which is why my dad is home early and my mom has to get ready.

At least that's what I'm hoping. I am DESPERATELY HOPING is the case, and that my dad isn't coming home at that hour for no reason and my mom's way of greeting him is in a manner I shouldn't be thinking about.

I'm to old to be a.....sister...

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