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    Funny thread about playing family phone tech support

    Some of you might get a laugh out of this or relate to it .....

    http://www.howardforums.com/showthre...reakin-bananas

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    Can certainly relate to the plight of those trying to help technologically challenged people, but it's not always funny. It's not only things like cell phones or computers, but anything modern. It's not only high tech things, but often more ordinary things as well.

    Modern generations were not required to know much of anything that past generations did about self reliance. Educational systems and parents have failed them. The men can't change an electrical socket, and the women are often lousy cooks. This goes back to the 1950s!

    Go to a place like Minnesota where the farm boys/girls can do anything. I was amazed seeing this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by loboheeler View Post
    Can certainly relate to the plight of those trying to help technologically challenged people, but it's not always funny. It's not only things like cell phones or computers, but anything modern. It's not only high tech things, but often more ordinary things as well.

    Modern generations were not required to know much of anything that past generations did about self reliance. Educational systems and parents have failed them. The men can't change an electrical socket, and the women are often lousy cooks. This goes back to the 1950s!

    Go to a place like Minnesota where the farm boys/girls can do anything. I was amazed seeing this!
    Yes I have an older friend.
    She is 43 and I was shocked that she doesn't know how to sew by hand.
    Even to just make a small repair on her clothing or just to hem the length of her slacks.
    Actually 2 women, one in is her 60s and I just don't know how they can have made it past their teens and can't pick up a needle and thread and just make a small repair or even sew on a button.

    I'll see something at the resale shop that needs fixing and if it's nice otherwise I'll get it and fix it up. I got a fantastic leather coat a few years ago but the satin lining was in absolutely terrible condition. An hour with needle and thread and it looks great.
    They put stuff like that on the 'last chance' rack for a dollar or less.

    I don't know how people can't even cook from scratch either.
    Stuff that my Mom taught me how to do when I was a child.
    Stuff she learned how to do from her Mother.

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    I heard or read this somewhere...

    "I don't need to be smart, I have a smartphone."

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    Being ignorant is the new cool.

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    I volunteer at a very classy thrift shop in Tucson. They donate 100% of their profits to local charities (its a lot of $$). I am shocked at the items we get that are made new with soap and water. Half of our volunteers are in the back cleaning/repairing items that just need some TLC to be perfect again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loboheeler View Post
    The men can't change an electrical socket, and the women are often lousy cooks.
    As long as the women can change an electrical socket and the men are good cooks. That's all that matters today. Oh, wait!

    I can change a light bulb in an electrical socket, does that count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bw01 View Post

    I can change a light bulb in an electrical socket, does that count?
    You and how many others? Can you chew gum while you do it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by bw01 View Post
    I can change a light bulb in an electrical socket, does that count?
    Joke:
    Q. How does a fighter pilot change a light bulb in the ceiling?
    A. He holds the bulb still and the world revolves around him.

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    TracFone related.
    I received an excellent tutorial from hpham about transferring balances from one Tracfone to another.
    He provided excellent tech support for the uninitiated.

    Sent from my Magnificent Moto E4

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowyWhite View Post
    I received an excellent tutorial from hpham about transferring balances from one Tracfone to another.
    He provided excellent tech support for the uninitiated.
    That's a result of my 35-yr mainframe IT career, with 25 of those years as a system admin and providing tech support to the application programmers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpham View Post
    Joke:
    Q. How does a fighter pilot change a light bulb in the ceiling?
    A. He holds the bulb still and the world revolves around him.
    Sounds more like my son!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowyWhite View Post
    Yes I have an older friend.
    She is 43 and I was shocked that she doesn't know how to sew by hand..........
    I don't know how people can't even cook from scratch either.
    Stuff that my Mom taught me how to do when I was a child.
    Stuff she learned how to do from her Mother.
    I am afraid you are identifying a major tragedy of the Millennial generation.
    I fear if I ever marry I will be a much better cook than any prospect.
    I like to eat so I will cook.
    Or they eat out all the time or get food delivered.

    And spelling seems to be a thing of the past.
    And cursive writing is not being taught anymore.

    Tinkerers that frequent a place like HoFo are a disappearing breed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisme View Post
    Being ignorant is the new cool.
    Only the poor are taken to task. And the disappearing middle class.

    Only a miniscule % of the rich are held accountable for their wrongdoings.

    Well duh we know that, I hear you thinking.
    What you don't know it's gotten a thousand times worse. Thirty, forty years ago the odds were 1000 times greater that the rich would have to account for their wrong doings. And that was rare back then now it's like a little bit of fairness/justice has come back from extinction.

    As long as the poor are zombied out by social media & the impoverished by drugs. Then the rich have nothing to worry about.
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