Lynna Clark: Inept with new technologies
Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 18, 2023
By Lynna Clark
I’m sort of clumsy when it comes to social graces. Like Don Rickles on the Andy Griffith Show, I’m rather inept. To me, persons are scary … downright intimidating. Nevertheless, for 20 years I worked at the front workplace of a compact college. All day lengthy I dealt with persons. I was a small bit very good at that. I feel since I could support them promptly and they’d be on their way without the need of also numerous words. If I had to make a telephone get in touch with, I discovered to practice what I would say beforehand. Even now, I do the very same. Like final week I necessary to verify on strawberry plants at the regional nursery. In my head, I had the concerns prepared 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. Perhaps that is why I create.
It turns out I’m not true savvy with the technologies speak either. A person was attempting to get in touch with whilst 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 mentioned, “Attempt saying, ‘Remind me to take out the garbage.’ ” So I hit that button attempting to get rid of her considering the fact that my cell was nevertheless ringing and Marco was nevertheless playing. Of course Google Lady mentioned, “OK! I will remind you at 9 o’clock tonight to take out your garbage.” She seemed so pleased to support that I hated to disappoint her. Without having practicing, gently I mentioned, “No Google Lady. Do NOT remind me about the garbage to be out at 9 o’clock.”
Bless her heart. I feel she was attempting her very best, but she informed me in her quite-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 adequate to send her a nicely-deserved thumbs up, heart and content face. I’m confident she was impressed. Plus! No words have been harmed in the approach.
Sadly, the get in touch with I missed was anything from a desperate prince who requirements revenue. I’ll have to catch up with him later. Perhaps I’ll just text him so I can strategy my words. I confident do not want to insult the royalty which is certainly him by misspeaking. But very first, I could ought to take a nap. I have a get in touch with scheduled previous my bedtime to remind me NOT to take out the trash.
Lord support 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 a lot more at LynnasWonderfulLife.wordpress.com
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