When it comes to technology it’s almost like I have a forcefield around me. For some reason no matter what, when I have something important to do on my computer the Gremlins come out and play. It’s like my computer, iPhone, printer or fax machine decides it’s not going to work when there is something I have to get done. I admit, I don’t have much patience with this stuff so I do have to lay some blame on my being “Greek” and taking it out on the computer, but the other part I have to thank none other than my mom and dad.
It never fails, no matter what is going on with some sort of technical issue that either one of them have, they call me to fix it. Hello? Me? They don’t call AT&T, Apple or Staples, they call – me. Keep in mind they both know that I have this technical bubble that I no doubt inherited from them around me that makes things “not work”. So why are they calling me? Yet they always seem to think I am their personal Tech Support hotline…. I think something must be askew in their coconuts.
For those of you who don’t know, my dad is Greek and from Greece, so just talking with him about technology is one of the most challenging things. Not only does he think in Greek but he has to translate everything I say to him in his noggin before he can actually process what I am telling him. His idea of a computer is a calculator, not just because it is what you count your money on. Because he literally grew up on an island with a house made of stone, a dirt floor, and a donkey outside. Seriously, I’m not kidding, he showed me the remains of his childhood home when I traveled to Greece. So for him, the computer as great as it is, well he just prefers the calculator tape, if you know what I mean.
Then there’s my mom. She has an iPhone4, why I have no idea because she couldn’t even work the iPhone 1 2 or 3 she had before this one… but when she heard about “facetime” that was it. She was down to the AT&T store faster than you can say “contract”. She didn’t care that she has no idea how to do anything on it, she had to have it. So I’ll be talking to her trying to ask her something important like which sneakers to buy or when is Kohl’s cash going on again, or even more urgent – mom can you please text me a photo of the 30% off Kohl’s Cash coupon you have so I can use it – like right now?… and mid sentance she’s like “Ava… so How do you get the message thingy up, and how do I get my messages, and how do you send a picture in a text again, and why is this thingy doing that stupid thing again, oh this is just malarky – I hate this phone…” Meanwhile Greek Girl’s is standing in line someplace waiting to check out. Can anyone say “Muckery”?
Then there is my mom or Dad in Greece on a simple Skype call. Never mind the fact that neither one of them can figure out how to get the video on no matter how many times they use it. The conversation always starts out like this… blank screen… and voice – “Hello are you there, why can’t I see you?” and ten minutes later after talking them through getting the video on I forget why we were even skyping in the first place.
As frustrating as it can be… they are awful cute when they do it. So what’s a good Greek Girl to do but try to help out as best she can. In most cases I get them by with the knowledge I have. However in cases when there is a real serious problem, I have to call in the big guns ~ that’s when I have to say… “Hey Honey can you please come help me with this”…. 😉
All I know is I have to get a record deal and make it big pretty soon because I have to get me a real techie minion. Because at the rate technology is going I might just be turning into my mom and dad sooner rather than later.
Have a smile & beautiful day!
Blessings, Love & Music ~
Ava 😀 xox