I know I am because technology is becoming a stranger to me.
Things that I once was able to do with ease are now a Rubiks cube wrapped in a 1000 piece jigsaw surrounded by very sharp question marks that smell of really bad Idon'tknow-whats.
Changing passwords, setting up email accounts, downloading the BBC i-player. All of these things ha ve stumped me this week.
All I want to do is make life that little bit more easy, but alas computers seem to have other ideas.
Google seems to be the main culprit at the moment. Being on Google does allow me to have a blogger account, you tube and gmail and all other manner of wonderful things to play with. However, if I want to do "a thing" or something similar I am left with nothing more than a primeval urge to launch my computer through the bloody window.
I have not done that yet but there is still time before I go to bed....
Even my remote control has got it in for me. The BACK UP button has backed all the way down and I have to keep flicking it out. The wifi is more temperamental than Mrs H when we have run out of cream eggs and if I stand on another plug before the bank holiday I'm going to cancel Christmas.
It does seem that the more freedom I have online the more things go wrong more often.
I am a weak person and fully admit I would be lost without the internet but it seems to have outgrown its purpose as a tool and has somehow gained a simplistic form of sentience (simple,but more intelligent than me) and has decided to have a pop at me.
Don't worry. We're not talking SKYNET style intelligence here but a more generic cyber-grump that simple refuses to do what it is told and has the power to stop working altogether.
I'm getting old. I know this.
|SCREW YOU TECHNOLOGY|
I'm not even going to bother talking about my ever expanding gut or those six grey hairs that I can no longer deny or even my creaking kness that sound like my legs are made of dry grass.
It won't be long before I start talking about the war and complaining about how TV is too loud... even though IT IS!