Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Let me be the first to welcome you to the 21st century...

A woman who works at a local business called to ask me about sending me some information for the paper. While lamenting the fact that it would take a couple of days to get her photos developed, she said, "Well, I can see if someone has a computer camera. How long does it take to get those photos?"

I replied that photos are available immediately on a *digital* camera and could be emailed to me. She then asked me for my "email number."

I will be shocked if I ever receive anything from her.

11 comments:

C said...

HAHA! That's fantastic!!! I once had a bakery (here in Silicon Valley, internet capitol of the universe) tell me to fax her a photo of the cake I wanted, because she couldn't figure out how to open a jpeg. And yes, her bakery did have a website, so I'm not sure what was up with that.

Andy said...

You should have given her a fax number and told her to make sure to include a series of dots and dashes in case the photo is better as a telegraph.

Pollyanna (formerly the Laughing Idiot) said...

Oh, my gosh! Even my mom understands those fandangled computer thing-ies.

Seriously, twenty years ago my mom & aunt gave my grandparents a microwave. After they died, the instruction manual was still inside and the plastic sheeting had never been removed from the numbers. They were too afraid to use it - it was too complicated!

Soda and Candy said...

Hahahahaha, computer camera!!!!

Love it.

Srg said...

This woman frightens me, but the fact that she works for a LOCAL business frightens me even more!

Sam_I_am said...

wow. Even my mom does better than that.

Dee said...

You should have told her that email number was unlisted. Hahaha!

kk said...

I didn't know you knew my mom??!!

LOL

Nickie. said...

Lol. Well, there's some special people in Bristol, I always knew that, but God even my mom is more computer literate!

lmao. I wonder who it is!?

sj's mom said...

Ok as member of the woodstock generation I think this woman really should know about such things working for a business. but there are some around whose heads are in the sand and refuse to learn about new technology. But u won't see me twittering or on facebook yet!

sj said...

and thank goodness for that, mom.