Saturday, December 5, 2009

TECHNOLOGY..GADGETS..A TOTAL LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP!!!!!







Hi ladies....hope you are all having a great productive week!!

Well, I dont know about you but I think I kind of have a real LOVE/HATE relationship with MODERN technology!!


I am 52 yo...and as a little girl, everything was quite basic...no computers..no microwaves..no fancy tvs with everything just black & white with just 4 channels closing down at midnight!!...no dvds..no videos even!!...OLD big RECORD players playing the OLD vinyls..??


NO mobile phones...no faxes......(younger readers are probably thinking what a NEANDERTHOL I AM!!!)....


BUT somehow...we all seemed to survive & communicate & still enjoy our lives.

Dont get me wrong...I LOVE my computer..my big flat screen tv..etc etc...BUT BUT ..

when things go wrong...or you dont know how to change the channel as you have soo many gadgets you have to deal with?? the pleasure kind of dissipates..

My problems started the other night when i went to MICROWAVE SOMETHING.

OKAY...IT BLEW UP...(must say after 22 yrs of service this microwave has done US proud)..

BUT then that caused my TV to blow up..& my home alarm system...(all hooked onto the same circuit i guess)..

SOO HOME ALONE...went to OUR store room..as I knew i would have to reset the safety switch..

soo tried again with the microwave...BLEW UP again...


OKAY...rang byron (my son) in qld (as you do..)...he talked me through pressing a hundred thousand buttons on 5 x different channel changers...didnt work..

rang foxtel...press this button for this problem...press another for something else..

NO person to talk to...ALL AUTOMATED!!! said to ring back in 30 minutes!!!

didnt work!!

OKAY rang Byron again...he said go to the BIG REMOTE..press a certain button and see if that works...VOILA....

FOXTEL was back on track...thank goodness for that...

so I have purchased a NEW microwave today....

BUT in between the internet has gone PSYCHO with my provider...down for 24 hrs the other day...

IN & out today...getting VERY GRUMPY...

BUT OF course you ring the provider...& transferred to a call centre off shore with limited ENGLISH???

I LOVE MY MODERN LIFE......BUT i sometimes still just think how nice it was being SIMPLISTIC ??? back when i was a little girl....

YES...I know i dont REALLY mean it...BUT it was a very very NICE time in life...

lovely ladies similar to my age will/may empathise with me...i think??

the problems us OLDER WOMEN FACE???!!

xx andrea








7 comments:

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Andrea, You poor sweetheart! What a nightmare. I agree with you. I both love and hate it. Times like that i say thank goodness for chocolate and coffee, cheers Katherine

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Andrea,
I sympathize with you.
Yep, I'm a bit the same, love the latest technology and stuff that goes with it, but don't upset anything because I can't fix it.
I hope you're having a great weekend.
Hugs,
Anna

Kerryanne English said...

It's all great when it is working but oh what a headache when something goes wrong... or in your case, when everything goes at once. Hope all is okay now Andrea.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Andrea, what a pain in the butt that all is. Once something goes wrong it just goes on and on. Thank goodness it is now all sorted
Alison

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hey Andrea,
You may like to pop over to my blog.
I've left an award for you.
Hugs,
Anna

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Andrea yep I can relate to what you are saying (I turn the big 50 next month) & at times life did seem a lot simpler without all the modcons.... thank god for sons who know how to fix things huh...
hope your having a great weekend
lynxxx

Beach Vintage said...

What's that old saying about things happening in 3's??? Poor you. And to top it off you burned yourself on the glue gun!