Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s more actual conversations that I’ve had with my mother.
Her: I can’t get my wireless printer to print.
I go down there, find it’s not connected to the internet. I can’t access it through her computer, so I try connecting it directly through her internet cable, which means I had to unplug her from her modem. That didn’t work so I plugged her back into the modem and figured out how to re-sign in her printer to her wireless network. Lo and behold, it starts printing and I leave her to it.
Five minutes later…
Her: It stopped printing! Right in the middle of a page!
Me: Okay…wait. It’s still connected to the internet.
Her: Stupid thing!
Then she hands me the blue cord that was supposed to be connecting her computer to the modem.
Her: This is useless, right? Because it stopped working right around the time I took it out of my computer.
I couldn’t even talk. I just reconnected it and set up everything again and she swore she’d never touch any wires again. I just. Why did she think I put it back. What did she think her desktop computer was getting the internet from. Why. Why why why.
After that I had to go lie down for a while.