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OpenRole
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OpenRole

Once I “fixed the internet” by restarting the router in grade 6. Now I’m in college and my dad calls me at least once a week to ask me what he needs to do to fix his phone/computer/TV etc.

Tried teaching him how to use Google. He knows, still prefers to call me though

OlFlirtyBastard
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OlFlirtyBastard

It’s cute to make fun of old people and technology and all (my parents try to take a picture with their phones and end up turning it off), but you know there’s gonna be some weird hologram shit to communicate with 30 years from now and we’re gonna have NO idea how to use it.

The-Book-Problem
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The-Book-Problem

I get the joke and the situation, but what I want to know is … why in the Allspark is this lady calling herself Megatron? Who did she conquer? Because that’s a movie I’d want to see.

hsp_27
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hsp_27

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

cavemanad
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cavemanad

Worked for Comcast for a while most of the people that had problem with there system were not plugged in the whole time. A freaking network engineer did not have his data cable plugged in

a_guy_named_pigeon
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a_guy_named_pigeon

This is my family when they found out I know how to torrent movies and software.

Sturdevant
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Sturdevant

I worked for Charter for about a month out of college (two weeks of training and was on the floor two weeks before I quit). The majority of troubleshooting I had to handle over the phone was basically “did u turn the cable box on?” or the TV wasn’t even turned on.

LotBuilder
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LotBuilder

My grama used to call the fire department to fix her TV or other small jobs. I discovered this when we were grocery shopping and a bunch the firemen came to shop and they all knew her, gave her hugs and chatted with her. Two firemen showed up to her funeral in uniform and told funny stories about calls to put up her Christmas tree. The charming nature of a quiet beach town where nothing ever happened.

moorph3us
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moorph3us

Given that aging is an inevitability I wonder what our ‘old people slow’ habit will be.. “My granddaddy Bron couldn’t decouple his neurofibratic transmission, so I recursively traversed Mars’ intermediary agent, and now all his avatars’ bots included me in their algorithm 🤦🏾‍♂️”

mahti22
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mahti22

I worked for the cable company 15 years ago in their accounts/collections department.

To. This. Day… my mom insists I troubleshoot ALL her cable/internet issues. She says “kenju kol ju frrenz pliz?” 🤦🏻‍♀️ like c’mon madre it’s been 15 years.

BigBusiness1000
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BigBusiness1000

Lmao granny got her stories back 😂😂😂😂😂

spacebitchxxx
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spacebitchxxx

I’m the person my family members go to if they need the font on their phone to be bigger. I’ve already helped my dad, grandma, and two aunts😂

aima9hat
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aima9hat

Housesat for my grandparents for a month, as a teen. They had only recently bought their TV maybe a month or so before I came to housesit, but us grandkids had never used it. About three days after they get back to their house (I was already back with at my parents’) I get a call from my worried Grandpa asking “was their TV working when I left? Because it was all messed up since the day they got back and not working.” Tried to talk him through fixing it on the phone but it didn’t work. I was imagining a really big problem and worried it was my fault so I convinced my mum to drive me to grandparent’s house (an hour away) at 20:00.

So, what had I done to make the TV not work? Turns out I’d left their decoder box on a music channel instead of usual news channel. That’s when I realised my grandparents *never* changed the channel on their TV. I’m even more worried that for there days after they got back, they were subjected to entire days of MTV (when the Hills was big).

ChefDanG
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ChefDanG

My mom and dude do this to me. I plugged in a Fire stick and connected to the wifi. Now I’m Elon Musk.

varnell_hill
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varnell_hill

Somewhat related: being good with computers in my family basically means you can fix anything. I’ve been asked to install car stereos, satellite dishes (where tf did you even get one of those?), build apps, fix appliances, and whole host of things that have absolutely nothing to do with my profession.

Benoftheflies
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Benoftheflies

The last Christmas I went to, my aunt’s iphone was messing up. It was something simple, like Bluetooth, or not syncing with iCloud or something. I was smart, and said I don’t know anything about apple phones. My partner works adjacent to the it office where go worked, so that meant he was qualified to fix her phone lmao