Saturday, November 25, 2017

Moms and Technology 3

Remember the power outage I mentioned? It affected most of the state, including my mom’s house, so she was pretty bummed that she couldn’t watch her DVDs of Friends.

Me: I can bring over my laptop and you can watch it on that.

Her: Yeah, bring it, but we’ll just watch it on Netflix.

Me: I…We can’t watch it on Netflix. There’s no internet.

Her: I know. But it’s Netflix.

Me: …You can’t watch Netflix without the internet.

Her: You can’t? Why?

Me: Because you need the internet to access it like you do any website and you have no internet!

Her: Really?

Me: No power means no modem which means no internet!

Her: …Are you sure?

Me: Yes!


Her: Are you sure you can’t watch Netflix on your laptop?

I start sobbing.


  1. LOL! You should have let her tried. Might've been the only way to convince her.

  2. And you can keep explaining it over and over and over again!

  3. Look on the bright side. She's been fantastic blog-fodder for days now with her techno-prowess.

  4. I'm not sure how you explain that Netflix is delivered via the internet. It seems kinda like cable. That's probably why she had such an issue with it.

  5. It's funny how much of our entertainment relies on power to work. Glad I always have a physical book around. Candles work for that.


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