Though I know this post will probably come back to haunt me when I’m nearing Back In My Day status, I honestly can’t help but get incredibly irritated when watching anyone over the age of 40 use technology. Watching an older person try to Google something is like being subjected to the whole 10 hour loop of Nyan Cat: the first time through is adorable, then you just feel like clawing your face off (For those of you who don’t get that reference, I’ve linked the video in the previous sentence. It’s the blue words. Also, you may want to finish reading this post. I’m probably talking about you.).
So, I’ve compiled a list of the things I’ve seen my elders do that really make me want to bang my head against a wall.
1) They Google everything.
–“Hey, you know you can type Youtube.com right into the URL box since you already know that’s where you want to go, right? It’s much faster.”
-“I like doing it this way. It’s easier.”
2) I take it back. They AOL Search everything.
-“Mom. Google is better.”
-“This is on my homepage!”
3) They type with one finger and look up after hitting each key.
-“Can I type it, please? At least watch yourself typing with all your fingers!”
4) They might have learned how to text, but they can’t do anything else while doing it.
-“Hey, guess what?”
-*texting slowly with a determined look on face*
-*still texting…puts phone down*
-“…Did you hear me?”
5) If you actually get them to play video games with you, they think moving the controller helps them move their player.
These were just five of the most annoying things about old people and technology. Maybe these don’t bother you very much. Maybe other things do. Leave a comment and let me know.