posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 02:56 AM
Most dcn't know but for the past decade, or so, I've been very much active in trying to care for my mother since she's now in her seventies, This
seems like something that would be a natural part of life and a responsibility that any son would take upon himself.... After all, the woman birthed
me ( or at least that's the story I got and the whole family's been sticking to it for years. But let me tell you something,,,
If Darth Vader and The Wicked Witch of the West had a baby - IT would fear my mother!
Have you ever seen the movie "Throw Momma From The Train"? Well multiply THAT woman by about twenty and you've got a fair idea of what I put up
with on a daily basis.
And this was all good and tolerable ( with the help of a LOT of medication and Crown Royal ) right up until Mumra the Everliving ( as I effectionately
call her ) decided that she wanted to be "hip" and got herself onto the Internet and bought an iPhone. Now my life is Hell.
Old people should be banned from technology! I mean seriously... some army should come into her home, confiscate her electronics, take away her
microwave, coffee maker, and her new laundry set because I get at least fifteen to twenty calls per day to come "fix" things that aren't broken.
One example: She called me to say her Yahoo mail broke. Knowing that this is impossibe I drove to her house to see what she was doing wrong - so I
asked her to log onto her account so that I could figure it all out... She proceeds to go to the URL bar and type in "email" followed by her
username and password. Then she pushes enter.So I spend about two hours explaining things to her, writing it all down so that she has reference
materials, and I go home. Two days later I get a call saying it's still "broken"... show up... same exact situation.
Now I can cope with the reality that she drives 19 miles an hour on the freeway. I can almost deal with the fact that when I take her shopping she
spends hours picking up every single item in the store, saying "Twenty years ago this cost eight dollars less - this store is a rip-off"... I can
even make it through the lectures she gives me about how upset she is I am not a virgin ( I'm 46 freaking years old with two ex wives and kids )...
but the tech stuff???
Is it too late to start lobbyin for the whole Logans Run "Carousel" idea???