I guess you could say that I have never been the sharpest tool in the shed.
When it comes to computers, smart phones, and new technology, I’m basically clueless.
It took me forever to learn how to even make calls on my smartphone and for a long time I kept asking my kids how to use the thing. I was always comfortable with my old Nokia phone which was straight forward. The new smart phone that I got didn’t even have any actual buttons, only touch screen nonsense. My kids tell me the smart phones are way better but it took me a long while to even realize that. I have been learning but technology is way too fast for me. Like when my kids decided to buy me a smart thermostat to go along with my smartphone. I didn’t know anything about smart thermostats and it actually sounded kind of scary to me. Was this smart thermostat going to get mad when I told it what to do? I didn’t know if this was some kind of advanced robotic technology with artificial intelligence. I’ve seen movies like iRobot where all those robots go against the humans. I certainly didn’t want my thermostat to rebel against me and try to roast me to death in my sleep. My kids were dying laughing when I was talking about these things, but I didn’t think it was funny. They told me all about how the smart thermostat really works and showed me that I could easily control the temperature control settings on my phone from basically anywhere. When I figured it all out, I actually thought it was pretty cool. Plus it was saving me money on my energy bills.